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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

November 23rd, 2009: A Day of Pop History?

I think we need to declare an unofficial holiday.
Several days before Thanksgiving (in the States), three of the most anticipated albums of the year are released: Adam Lambert's For Your Entertainment, Lady Gaga's Fame Monster and Rihanna's Rated R. I can't think of a single date since I first started buying albums with this many huge releases. And now that we've heard tasters (well, sorta) from each of them, my excitement is only growing.

Adam Lambert - Time For Miracles: Though this isn't on the album--and apparently doesn't represent the sound, either--this 2012 -featured track highlights the vocals and bombast I am most looking forward to. We haven't had a cinematic "movie" song like this in ages, and it's just fantastic. I'm counting down the seconds until the proper first single premieres.

Lady Gaga - Bad Romance: The finished version of this single just premiered, and it's totally epic. I feel like this is the first track where all of her weirdness truly came together, and leads me to believe that the new album will be artier and more dramatic. Brilliant leaked track Alejandro supports this theory.

Rihanna - Russian Roulette: Not what anyone was expecting, this dark, haunting ballad may mark a real turning point. At the very least, it promises a more interesting, edgy album to come (rumored to be two discs?). It's not as immediate as the other artists' releases, but I love it already.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out how well DIY can work...

Ella Montclare who has spent over a year at the top of MySpace's trip hop charts. She is still doing things herself though, and has put together a video that highlights the true effort that goes into making a video yourself, with or without a team. Please take a look at the minute long clip on this link:

And here is a list of all that has gone into the video making process for her and her team:
218 cups of coffee
1 singer-songwriter
2 rolls of wallpaper
3 video directors
152 chocolate biscuits
+ hobnobs and ginger snaps
4 editors
4 bunches of synthetic hair
1 animator
2 baskets of pink roses
+ leaves
1 craft knife
2 pencil sharpeners
18 pencils
140 sharpies
2 marker pens
51 cheese sandwiches
15 packets of tissue paper
1 pair of scissors
8 glue sticks
2 DVD tapes
7 black ink rollerball pens
1 video camera
116 drawing pins
2 packets of hair clips
3 reels of cellotape
architect cardboard
reflective paper
8 seconds, 27 minutes +
1081 hours of editing
a little imagination
a lot of cigarettes
93 sleepless nights

I reckon its a pretty great job well done...

4:45 AM  

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