I actually don't understand the rage over Tom Odell's album 'Long Way Down' and certainly over him as an artist. Tom, for me, caters music to listeners who don't want hardcore indie (Jake Bugg), noisy soul records (John Newman) and saccharine-inducing pop (Conor Maynard). He has this right amount of mediocrity level in his records and over-all artistry for you not just to care about what people say about him and his debut effort.
22 January 2014
21 January 2014
I have always been a fan of Jason Derulo 'cause he always bring this perfect blend of good pop, R&B and dance in a soulfully piercing vocals. Though he started with a good run to success in the United States (single-wise), he seemed to have narrowed his market audience in the past couple album releases thus promoting intensely in UK and mainland Europe. I honestly believe that Jason has been one of the acts whose sound has never changed after the course of three album releases.
I fell in love with his no. 1 track 'Whatcha Say' and just couldn't get over 'It Girl' but the new album Tattoos' single releases have been really depressing for me.
20 January 2014
After a forgettable sophomore album, Ms Lott is now readying a new single and an album this year. Though, most list makers may have forgotten to include her (could be intentional solely basing on the lacklustre performance of the 2nd Album) in their 'Most Anticipated What-Nots of 2014', Pixie came to surprise everyone with an awful and 'Nasty' single.
When I first heard Danity Kane's new single after 100 Years, I was so excited that the moment that retro-beat with quirky bass hit it, it kinda felt dreamy that finally the Original Dolls came and rescued my mundane life with a sound that they have never done before although I was a bit hoping to be drenched again to a 'Damage' 2.0. Anyway, the song didn't disappoint! Dawn's vocals were ethereal that I had completely forgotten how Audrey was oversinging the whole time until few more listens. After a few more spins, I fell out of love. I don't know why - it was just kinda boring.
Newly formed Galantis recently released the rich house banger 'Smile' last November 2013 under the support of influential EDM moguls like Pete Tong, Diplo and Dada Life. Christian Karlsson of Miike Snow and Linus Eklow formed the group last 2013 for a massive EDM/Pop production that would surely take over 2014 because EDM fever isn't letting up yet.
6 January 2014
The only reference I have for this Brit girl group is their Wiki page as I completely lost track of all the boy and girl groups debuting in UK because there's a lot of them and honestly the only groups the world need to have right now from UK are Little Mix and One Direction, but they have been feeding us with crap quite recently so I lost interest with all of them. All I know is that these girls supported Jessie J on tour and that their more attractive than any of the girls from Little Mix. They had their debut with a song called Trouble which I only heard once 'cause I didn't listen to it again (it was just noisy jungel-y).
Now the girls are back with Braveheart which I admit to be great. More than anything else, the chorus just makes me want to do some Iggy Azalea realness in her Change You Life bed roll. It's feisty, raw and nicely jungle-y. 'Ich ni san, kaesu' is en route to be one of the greatest lyrics of 2014.
Calvin Harris and Swedish DJ Alesso collaborated with English duo Hurts to bring us one of the most euphoric EDM songs of our generation. The song was able to combine the crowd pleasing euphoria that Swedish House Mafia's Don't You Worry Child and Rihanna's We Found Love both have ensuring a chorus drop that would surely make the people in the club be drugged with their faux slow motion head banging dance moves.
The vocals for me could be a bit more organic if a female lead did it. Hurts' Theo Hutchcraft wasn't really the perfect fit for what already was a perfect beat, I'd definitely go for Ella Eyre. Anyways, the song has been on repeat ever since I downloaded it.