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Category Archive for 'Dance Pop'

Check Our Catalog “These disco-funk fashion icons put in some serious work to make you move. Updating the neon-glow falsetto and disco-push of the Bee Gees (as on “Any Which Way’’) still proves the band’s go-to move, but they expand their approach on “Night Work’’ into an overarching orgy of ’80s pop-quoting. It’s hard work [...]

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Madonna: Sticky & Sweet Tour

Check Our Catalog “Culled from her most recent tour, this album does include plenty of new tracks from Hard Candy (including “Beat Goes On,” featuring a guest shot from Kanye West). But she also includes plenty of classics and fan favorites, reminding us that, among all the many identities she tries on, Madonna is also [...]

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Goldfrapp: Head First

Check Our Catalog “It’s one of the most unabashed love letters to anthemic ’80s synth-pop ever laid to hard disc….If that sounds like an unappealing clarion call from a dark musical period that you’re still trying to forget, this isn’t the album for you. But for those of us who weren’t beaten up by Harold [...]

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Justin Bieber: My World 2.0

Check Our Catalog “Bieber makes all the right, charming moves for a teen, and he covers all the bases. The dance-pop songs are light on the ears yet memorable; the unrequited material sounds deeply felt; the ballads have all the necessary us-against-the-world teen-love dramatics.”–All Music Guide

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Little Boots: Hands

Check Our Catalog “For an album with crowded electro-pop instrumentation, the music isn’t overbearing, and Little Boots’ cheeky lyrics never lose any of their dry attitude.”–Billboard.com

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Check Our Catalog “Hot Chip look more likely than any of their peers to ascend one day to the intellectual electro-pop heights of Pet Shop Boys or Scritti Politti. Fuller than usual of slow songs and piano ballads, One Life Stand is their mellowest, most thoughtful effort so far — which means it carries the [...]

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La Roux: La Roux

Check Our Catalog “Elly Jackson is the perfect London pop star of the moment: a 21-year-old loudmouth bossypants with appallingly awesome hair and a vacant stare of a voice. Along with co-writer and fellow synth dude Ben Langmaid, she’s ruling U.K. radio with splashy dance hits about sex and betrayal.”–Rolling Stone

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BoA: BoA

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Check Our Catalog “Her total commitment to the game can result in some truly fun disposable pop. Not everything works — Tisdale isn’t convincing when she tries to deal in either pain or carnality, but when she sticks to the surface, she makes sure that Guilty Pleasure lives up to its title. “–All Music Guide

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Ultra Dance, Volume 10

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Check Our Catalog “The acronym that forms the title of their latest stands for “The Energy Never Dies,” and they more than make good on that promise, blasting through 15 high-powered rave-rap jams that rarely lack for melodic hooks or rhythmic thrust.”–Billboard

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Lady Gaga: The Fame

Check Our Catalog “Fueled by heavy dance tracks and popping electronic beats, The Fame, the first album by the glamorous Lady Gaga, is a well-crafted sampling of feisty anti-pop in high quality.”–All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “The milestone release of the hugely successful NOW That’s What I Call Music! series, which have collectively scanned over 70-million units in the U.S., compiling the most popular tracks from the last 10 years. Get the party started with Pink, Katy Perry, Jay-Z, Rihanna ,Kanye West , Justin Timberlake, Lil Wayne, Static [...]

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Check Our Catalog “They rose from the streets of Boston to become one of the best-selling pop acts of all time and influenced a generation. With the upcoming announcement of a world tour and a new album, New Kids On The Block are back in a big way. This new package includes all of the [...]

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Check Our Catalog “It’s hard to see any real pattern in Cyndi Lauper’s recording career, as she bounces from style to style, sometimes with her eye on the charts but more often following her own muse. Lauper indulges in her first full-on dance album ever here… borrowing from early-’80s new wave and sleek early-’90s club [...]

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Jessica Simpson: Do You Know

Check Our Catalog Jessica had a hand in penning almost every song on the album, joining some of the best songwriters in Nashville (Troy Verges, Hillary Lindsey). Even more noteworthy is that the title track, “Do You Know,” was written for Jessica by one of her musical idols, Dolly Parton, who also graces the track [...]

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Check Our Catalog New Kids on The Block are back with their first new music in 14 years.

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