Tag: music reviews
Oct. 5, 2012
Miguel pushes R&B boundaries with ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’
“Kaleidoscope Dream” opens with “Adorn,” the album’s lead single, which spent time atop the Billboard Hot R&B and Hip-Hop Songs chart earlier this year and was featured on both “Art Dealer Chic, Vol. 1” and “The Water Preview.” Miguel’s sophomore effort continues with a standout, “Don’t Look Back,” which opens with a heavy kick drum and synthesizers. Miguel sings on the hook, “If I don’t make it back before the sun, all you have to do is run, just promise you’ll run. And don’t look back,” before the synths drop out cleanly for the verses. The song comes to an end with a unique interpretation of The Zombies’ famous single, “Time of the Season.” This is one of the moments in which Miguel’s artistry shines. In a genre where many of the stars don’t write their own lyrics, Miguel wrote all of the album’s 11 songs.
Sep. 28, 2012
No Doubt refreshes sound with youthful rock on ‘Push and Shove’
It’s also helpful to tweak your sound to reflect the times, “the times” of course being an era of music in which Flo Rida is somehow a constant hit machine and Enrique Iglesias keeps making the same song over again.
Sep. 28, 2012
Green Day tames sound on ‘Uno!’
The attention that the incident garnered might be enough to publicize Green Day’s next three albums: “Uno!,” “Dos!” and “Tre!” And no, to my knowledge, the albums were not named after what Armstrong said before taking what was sure to be an excessive amount of shots backstage at the festival.
Oct. 14, 2011