Carrie Underwood’s Music Most people know America’s sweetheart Carrie Underwood for being the winner of the fourth season of American Idol. Carrie is from a small town in Oklahoma. It did not take her long to blossom into one of
I think this album would be good for everyone because it was ICPs album that started it all. The horror/ hardcore rap albums combination of circus sounds and psychotic laughing and shrieking, with old school style beats and featuring other
After a two year hiatus, Taylor Swift has finally released her highly anticipated album, “Reputation” which includes the tell-all song titled “Getaway Car.” Early in the song there is an apparent description of the highly publicized Met Gala, where Swift
As the of days until summer quickly diminishes to a number that can be counted on ones’ hand, I cannot help but to begin my search for fresh, upbeat music, to go along with that new driver’s license of course.
In the past, music options for teens have been slim and easily categorized – Rap: fast-paced, incoherent; Pop: high-strung, bouncy, dramatic; Techno: wild, adrenaline-filled; Rock: heavy, diverse, classic. New waves of punk and emo have only added new species to
Cartel’s newest album can only be described as a nearly religious experience for diehard fans like myself. From “Let’s Go”, a motivational sound reminding us that “all we have is who we are”, to “Retrograde”, an emotional yet powerful piece
I tear my heart open. I sew myself shut, my weakness is… that I care TOO much. Papa Roach’s song, Scars, is art within itself. With a powerful chorus, deep emotions and a fierceness not easily uncloaked, this song can
On Wednesday, February 25 at the BRIT Awards in London, Kanye West took to the stage with a massive entourage dressed completely in black, and two men in the middle holdingflamethrowers. It had been announced the day before that Kanye
Imagine combining qualities of legendary Queen’s Freddie Mercury circa 1978, the 1980s’ George Michael, and the current Scissor Sister’s Jake Shears to form a nouveau-chic, electric, glam-pop/rock singing phenomenon. Enter Mika. Currently a huge success in the U.K., the flamboyant
Alternative rock encompasses many subgenres blurring into one another, making rock sensation the Spill Canvas hard to classify. Do the heart wrenching ballads on their debut, Sunsets and Car Crashes, make them emo? Or are the sardonically splendid rock tunes
The most recent full album by Belgian artist Paul Van Haver, or Stromae. Racine Carree. Square root. And in the mathematical fashion of a genius, Stromae delivers his latest collection with biting precision, cohesion, and a little bit of madness.
“Daydream” is the long-awaited follow-up to the smash “Merry Christmas.” This is Mariah’s sixth album in five years. That’s pretty amazing for someone who hasn’t even turned 30 yet. “Daydream” contains the smash single “Fantasy” which debuted on the Billboard
Into more of a black metalish realm of the progressive metal genre, we arrive at Ihsahn(the guy from Emperor)and his original band. They have been around since the 90s and while I’m not sure if their still around today, you
Vanessa Carlton has been steadily climbing the charts.Her hit “A Thousand Miles” is on her debut album, “Be NotNobody,” which was released last spring. Vanessa has her own way of sharingher thoughts and feelings about love, her wants and needs,
We all know Justin Bieber as the rising star of Canada in 2009 with flirtatious hits and tunes that got everyone singing along. But 2012 gave yet another Canadian sweetheart the oppurtunity to be the talk of the talk and
A musical Kiss of death (Carly Rae Jepsen) Each year, towards the end of June, schools open their doors and let their kids out for 2 glorious months of freedom. But this past summer of 2012, there was still something
Every once in a while, a veteran makes an album that serves as a reintroduction. Scarface achieved this with “The Fix” and Snoop Dogg had “R&G.” As a 13-year Vallejo veteran, E-40’s “My Ghetto Report Card” is an ultimate and
The Georgia-based pop-punk band Cartel formed in 2003. Since then, they have released three albums. The latest, “Cycles,” shows fans a more developed and mature sound. “Let’s Go” sets an upbeat feel. Will Pugh’s vocals are energetic and powerful. The
Have you ever wished that you could find some deep lyrics amongst this sea of pointlessness? Do you ever wish to find a cd filled with lyrics that make you think and music that keeps you coming back for more?
Lil’ Wayne’s electrifying album The Carter III, shocked me and other eager Hip Hop/Rap fans. In this album you will find an interesting blend of sexual content, extraordinary creativity and astounding originality. Not only is the album beyond great but
Belgian hip-hop artist Paul Van Haver, widely known as Stromae, performed at Manhattan’s terminal 5 on September 20th. The exhilarating performer attracted a full audience of fans–American, French, Belgian and even German! Since most of his lyrics are in French,
Though relatively new to the heavy metal fold, they are a force to be reckoned with. Coming from Australia, this is a band that have only had two albums and a demo but have been around since the early 2000s.
Hailing from the land of pop, Sweden, The Cardigans are a five piece group whose sounds range from beautiful melancholy to lovely, cheery pop. Life, The Cardigans second album, breaks away from their first albums tiresome saddening and introvert sounds
For most people, the Smashing Pumpkins is either a band you love or hate. I worship this Chicago-based band. With their newest and quite possibly their best album, “pisces iscariot,” the popularity of the Smashing Pumpkins has soared to new
Rap. Hip hop. They have long been associated with demeaning of women, promotion of drugs, alcohol, crude language, and arrogancy. These views were challenged by a 25 year old from Toronto named Aubrey Graham, better known by his middle name:
On November 15, 2011, Aubrey “Drake” Graham dropped his sophomore album, “Take Care.” After Drake’s debut, “Thank Me Later,” impacted the rap genre on such a huge scale, fans were excited to see what was next for the flourishing young
She melted are hearts with her Oklahoma charm and soulful voice on American Idol, yup, it’s Carrie Underwood. What we fail to realize is she’s a country knock off. Lay her track of “Independence Day” against Martina McBride’s, it’s obvious
From the moment she got those three ‘yes’s’ that everyone dreams of on her American Idol audition in 2005, Carrie Underwood became a star. She breezed through the process while singing songs such as ‘Angels Brought Me Here’ by Guy
From the smoothest lines to the screeching, racing notes that resonate like a flock of geese overhead, John Coltrane’s sax has always mesmerized listeners. Forty years after his death, he and the Thelonious Monk Quartet still have a best-selling jazz
You turn off the radio, tired of all the boring, cliche, mainstream songs. Annoyed, you search Google for “better pop music.” The results have one group in common: Disclosure. This UK group of brothers, Howard and Guy Lawrence, have smooth