Remember ‘Teenage Dream’, the iconic pop collection way before ‘Witness’ and ‘Prism’ – The Breakdown

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Around last week I had reviewed Ms. Katy Perry’s new studio album Witness. To be fair, it wasn’t exactly what I expected, which was a bummer, considering that Ms. Thang is undeniable one of my biggest teenage dreams (get it? teenage dream?). The thing is that, it’s not that Katy went into another direction or spread her wings a little wider (cause I give her props), it’s the fact that nothing really stood out and came full-circle. Instead, it came off a little under-cooked and mediocre, and trust me, I’ve been listening to it over-and-over again… As a result of this, I kinda forgot that I had a large stash of Katy Perry memorabilia—that was when I went to her awesome and unforgettable California Dreams and Prismatic World Tour—and stumble across the Teenage Dream vinyl I purchased for the record’s fifth anniversary (which was about one-and-a-half years ago). Continue reading “Remember ‘Teenage Dream’, the iconic pop collection way before ‘Witness’ and ‘Prism’ – The Breakdown”

Katy Perry: ‘Witness’ – Album Review

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Released: June 9, 2017

Katy Perry has a way of delivering things; it could either be so good that it’s just plain F-ing good, or it’s bad that it’s good. And, that’s a good thing. Take a stroll back to memory lane with 2010’s Teenage Dream, a collection of fluffy, romantic, extremely crude and over-the-top record that reigned so many classless and immature material, it made the record so iconic and strong. But 2013’s Prism—Perry’s most mature title—saw a change in the lane. First, she was no more a fun, twisted and fierce-as-F diva, she become a strong voice for the public; the gays, the politics, the hurt, the happy… y’all get the idea. Now, fast-forward to June 2017, Ms. Thang decided to re-invent herself into a semi-robotic electronic pop queen for her new record Witness… and lord, it’s something. Continue reading “Katy Perry: ‘Witness’ – Album Review”

Linkin Park: ‘One More Light’ – Album Review

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Released: May 19, 2017

Linkin Park were once one of the most radical, over-the-top nu-metal bands in like… well, if you calculate my age, then, ever! With iconic releases such as the early 2000s Hybrid Theory and Meteora, their image and sound took a controversial spin as it moved towards 2010’s A Thousand Suns, mixing a blend of electronica and pop-ish frills, and so forth,  But with One More Light, the bands seventh studio album in a near 20th anniversary achievement, never have the band sounded so… so… pop. And, for even die-hard Linkin Park fan, this will be a disappointment. Continue reading “Linkin Park: ‘One More Light’ – Album Review”

Katy Perry feat. Nicki Minaj: “Swish Swish” – Single Review

Released: May 19, 2017

Katy Perry is basically the new queen of dropping a bunch of hits because… well, why the hell not? Ms. Perry isn’t afraid of touching into different music genres; she hit the disco nail on the head with the lukewarm “Chained to the Rhythm”, and a progressive pop sound in the juvenile joy of “Bon Appetit”. But now, the singer has teamed up with bottttaaaay poppin’ rapper Nicki Minaj in the new single “Swish Swish”, which is the third single of Ms. Thang’s upcoming studio album Witness. Continue reading “Katy Perry feat. Nicki Minaj: “Swish Swish” – Single Review”

THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE: “Frontiers” – Single Review

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Released: April 19, 2017

After a reasonably strong debut with the EDM-fuelled “Lightning”, Japanese boy band THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE dropped their follow-up mid-last month, titled “Frontiers”. There seems to be a very common trait with the Exile crew, notably their inevitable single releases literally right after another, and of course, a big assistance with the production and sound. And, with a bunch of B-sides to boast their releases, their seems to be no surprise in ratifying the group to maybe something a little outside the EXILE comfort zone.  Continue reading “THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE: “Frontiers” – Single Review”

Harry Styles: ‘Harry Styles’ – Album Review

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Released: May 12, 2017

Looks like Mr. Harry Styles’ felt it was time to spread those wings and fly into the world of “lets-become-a-solo-artist” and deploy a batch of freshly-baked singles to top the charts. The British sensation has just released his album—which is simply the same title as his name—and I can tell you guys that this is gon’ be a trip through nostalgia and back. I’ve always enjoyed Harry’s sense of artistry, keeping his image very classic and chic, but what better to have an image like that than accompany it with a staggering release that boasts a broad range of 1960s-1980s music styles. Continue reading “Harry Styles: ‘Harry Styles’ – Album Review”

Katy Perry announces new album ‘Witness’, and it’s accompanying world tour!

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Get ready all you KatyCats, because it’s gon’ be another ride to KatyLand!

American pop star Katy Perry has officially announced the release of her studio album Witness, which is expected to hit shelves on June 9, 2017. Ms. Thang also revealed that, alongside the album will be a world tour titled (guess this…) the Witness World Tour, which will first see a wave of concerts in North America and will eventually see her forward onto various countries around the globe. The album—which has yet to feature an album cover—has already released two singles; “Chained to the Rhythm” and “Bon Appetit”, the latter featuring Migos.  Continue reading “Katy Perry announces new album ‘Witness’, and it’s accompanying world tour!”

The Top 20 Best Namie Amuro Songs

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The J-Pop goddess Namie Amuro is in the fast lane of upcoming studio albums this year (hopefully, fingers crossed!), with last years offering of numerous maxi-single releases to accommodate us fans of Amuro-chan. But for now, I will be creating a top 20 list of my favorite songs by Ms. Namie, who has already spanned over 20 years in the business with an estimate of 35 million units sold and over 18 million digital sales (yussssss, multi-million seller right here). We jump threw the fluff, the glitter, the grittiness, and the emotional ballads. So it only makes sense to make a list in honor of the Japanese singer… Oh, the list isn’t in top order, just alphabetical. So, lets glide along the list! Continue reading “The Top 20 Best Namie Amuro Songs”