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Ayumi Hamasaki: ‘Duty’ – Album Review

Released: September 27, 2000 (Avex Trax) At the time, Duty by Ayumi Hamasaki did nothing for me. I was getting into the J-Pop ecstasy that everyone had been diving into around the late 2000s–early 2010s, and Ayumi’s work was one of a ka-billion that I got into first. But to me, Duty was jack all; the sound… Continue reading Ayumi Hamasaki: ‘Duty’ – Album Review

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Ayumi Hamasaki: ‘Loveppears’ – Album Review

Released: November 1, 1999 (Avex Trax) Loveppears was one of Ayumi's first records I got into. The vast majority of her singles from "Whatever" to "Kanariya" showcased a pretty diverse sound-set for Ms. Ayu-chan, so I was pretty exciting getting this record a couple years ago. Unlike most of her music, especially from her debut… Continue reading Ayumi Hamasaki: ‘Loveppears’ – Album Review

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Ayumi Hamasaki: ‘A Song for XX’ – Album Review

Released: January 1, 1999 (Avex Trax) Ayumi Hamasaki has always been the GODDESS of J-Pop. Every day, every month, every year we get a new tune or album that either slays or... delays (no T no shade). But in recent years, her music quality and repetitious formula has become a bit of a problem, me… Continue reading Ayumi Hamasaki: ‘A Song for XX’ – Album Review

TV & Film

RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars Season 3 Episode 3: “The Bitchelor”

After sashaying away to Ms. Thorgy Thor last week, the remaining 8 All-Star queens came back into the werk room ready for the next challenge. Now, I'm all for an unscripted acting shindig. Somehow, that's where ALL the diva's in the room start to sizzle up and showcase some of their stronger and weaker points.… Continue reading RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars Season 3 Episode 3: “The Bitchelor”

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Kylie Minogue: ‘Kiss Me Once’ – Album Review

Released: March 14, 2014 (Parlophone) Trust me; you can never underestimate Ms. Minogue to jolt out a pretty polished and addictive pop album. It's in her blood. She's been doing it for the past 30 years now, and ever since her debut, each record has built a reputation, a piece of Kylie's personality, and a… Continue reading Kylie Minogue: ‘Kiss Me Once’ – Album Review

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Kylie Minogue: ‘Aphrodite’ – Album Review

Released: July 2, 2010 (Parlophone) Aphrodite was my first Kylie record that I bought, and honestly LIVED for! My coins were snatched when I heard the previews. My wallet was stolen when I bought the record. Damn son, my edges are still snatched still listening to this record eight years later. So this was something… Continue reading Kylie Minogue: ‘Aphrodite’ – Album Review

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Kylie Minogue: ‘X’ – Album Review

Released: November 2, 2007 (Parlophone) After battling breast cancer in 2005, Ms. Minogue decided to utilize her experiences through songwriting. It's certainly the traditional method for any pop act at this point in the game. But Kylie never tends to let her true feelings shine on most of her records as much as she did… Continue reading Kylie Minogue: ‘X’ – Album Review

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Kylie Minogue: ‘Body Language’ – Album Review

Released: November 10, 2003 (Parlophone) As always, Kylie sends in some pretty massive bangers y'all. Light Years had some solid beats, like "Spinning Around" and "On a Night Like This", and Fever included some hits that were even BIGGER—"Love at First Sight"?... "Can't Get You Out of My Head"? But for me, her best record throughout the… Continue reading Kylie Minogue: ‘Body Language’ – Album Review