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Monthly Archive for September, 2013

Fantasia: Side Effects of You

“Nearly a decade removed from her nationally televised triumph, Fantasia’s not only contributing significantly to the songwriting process, she continues to draw top-rank, well-matched collaborators such as songwriter and producer Harmony Samuels (Keyshia Cole’s ‘Enough of No Love,’ Ariana Grande’s ‘The Way’), who had a hand in each song….Seven or eight years after she was […]

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Ke$ha: Warrior

“Warrior works because Ke$ha never seems to be trying too hard yet she isn’t coasting: she’s created a statement of purpose where the highs aren’t as high as those on Animal — nothing digs in like ‘Tik Tok’ or ‘Take It Off’ — but there are no lows. It’s a wall-to-wall party for the freaks, […]

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She & Him: Volume 3

“Always looking backward to the sunny sounds of the ’60s, She & Him often feel like a band out of time, a pair of pop dreamers born too late to be a part of the musical scene they’ve painstakingly crafted a pastiche of with their third album, Volume 3…. Three albums (plus a Christmas record) […]

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