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Ciara: Ciara

“At her best, Ciara comes on less as a full-blooded personality or even an object of desire and more as a glamorous big sister, the one you want to be when you grow up, who knows all the right moves on the dancefloor and in life. Complexity and personal drama ain’t in it: Ciara holds [...]

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Selena Gomez: Stars Dance

“Thanks to the strong songs, Selena’s reliably strong vocals, and the variety of sounds, it adds up to be another fine entry in her catalog and just another example of why Selena Gomez is one of the best pop stars making music in 2013.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Bruno Mars: Unorthodox Jukebox

“Mars’ light vocal delivery and way with a hook is quite appealing. The record sounds good, too, with able production help from heavy hitters like Mark Ronson, Diplo, Emile Haynie, and his own crew, the Smeezingtons.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Mika: The Origin of Love

“Mika has flirted with dance music and electronic sounds since Life in Cartoon Motion, but on The Origin of Love he commits to it in a much bigger way…The album’s other highlights show that he’s still a keen and witty singer/songwriter, especially when it comes to love’s more confusing aspects.” –All Music Guide Check Our [...]

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“Along with co-producer Jerome ‘J-Roc’ Harmon and fellow songwriter James Fauntleroy, the Tims have made a refined and distended follow-up to FutureSex/LoveSounds… [A] pleasant and grown release from a charismatic entertainer.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Paloma Faith: Fall to Grace

“There’s synth pop that pulses, electro-disco that just about bursts, ballads that occasionally preen and frequently roar, and grand Phil Spector-meets-Baz Luhrmann pop that teems with florid desperation.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“[N]othing here is subpar; everything serves as testimony to Kelly’s considerable vocal chops and potent charisma. She can sing like no other yet feels like the girl next door, a quality that grounds her poppiest songs and helped her transcend her made-for-TV diva persona.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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2013 Grammy Nominees

“A 22-track summary of recordings nominated for the 2013 Grammy awards, this was released a couple weeks prior to the ceremony and doubles as a decent sampling of 2012′s popular music.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Jessie Ware: Devotion

“If this isn’t the album of the year, it’s at least the art-pop album of the year, or the neo-sophisti-pop album of the year, or — beside Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange — the alternative R&B album of the year. As far as ‘proper music’ from the U.K. is considered, it belongs in a class with [...]

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“Joined by an array of backing singers and an orchestra, the songs are re-imagined in ways that bring out the underlying emotions behind the glittery pop facades….The album stands as both as a reminder of all the classic pop songs Kylie has released and of her fearless nature. She’s always been willing to take risks, [...]

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Miguel: Kaleidoscope Dream

“Kaleidoscope Dream sounds, at its utmost, natural and easy, an artist set free to do what he wants and proving himself every bit the unique voice his debut seemed to deny. It’s respectful of tradition, quietly ambitious, and deeply personal, a wonderfully considered album from an artist who was starting to seem a lot like [...]

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“[I]f her 2012 album Red intends to do anything, it’s to prove Taylor is a genuine superstar, the kind who transcends genre, the kind who can be referred to by a single name. …Red barely winks at country, and it’s a better album for it. It is, as all pop albums should be, recognizable primarily [...]

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