Music Review: Christina Aguilera “Lotus”

Lotus (Deluxe Edited Version)

Release date: November 13, 2012

Label: RCA

Purchase: Amazon | iTunes

Six albums already under her belt (yes, that includes the questionable Bionic) Christina Aguilera is back on the scene to do what she does best, sing her throat heart out. With a strong force of musically gifted producers and songwriters behind her, Christina is set to reclaim the top of the charts with her seventh studio album, Lotus. Like the album’s title, the singer rises above her setbacks. Now, she’s challenging herself to experiment with different sounds, including country. Well, let’s see where this new found path leads her. Continue reading “Music Review: Christina Aguilera “Lotus””

Music Review: Rihanna’s “Talk That Talk”

Rihanna

Release date: November 21, 2011

Label: Roc Nation/Island Def Jam

Purchase: Amazon

I discontinued my interest in anything that had to do with Rihanna since her dark transformation from a “Good Girl Gone Bad.” Let’s just say that I’m not buying the ‘this is really me now’ bit she’s blabbering about. Now and then she does release a song that sounds like an okay track and I can give her that much credit, but her music is still far from ground breaking. However, the pop star never ceases to entertain with her  antics; whether it’s gyrating on girls at a carnival, or grinding on stage in tasteless outfits. With all that foolishness aside, I would like to divert my attention to Ri-Ri’s latest effort, “Talk That Talk.”

Rihanna’s 6th album takes sex to another level. It’s true she’s always performed sexually suggestive songs before, but “Talk That Talk” is the raunchiest of them all. Each track is either coded or bare; it’s a matter of how well enough the listener can interpret the lyrics. There’s plenty of dance numbers, mellow r&b/pop balancers and a few island inspired to fill the mainstream airwaves. Too bad there’s hardly anything of great substance. Allow me to take you through Rihanna’s newest effort and highlight the highs and lows manifested in each track. Continue reading “Music Review: Rihanna’s “Talk That Talk””

“I need a doctor”

Are you as enamored by Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey‘s latest hit single “I Need A Doctor” as I am? Well, if you haven’t taken the time to check up on hip hop culture then maybe you should. This song is hot. The music video has been said by many to be somewhat confusing, but if you have the slightest bit of an artistic nature then you’d get it and appreciate it. I like the video. Skylar looks amazing floating around like some lost soul, and of coure I’m loving Eminem and Dre’s raps. The song is sick. “I Need A Doctor” was produced by Alex Da Kid (Love the way you lie), and the music video depicts Dre’s career over the years, as well as featuring snippets of his family life. It’s been out a little while, but still I just had to post it here.  So without further delay, check out the “confusing” video below (if you are late like me) and tell us what you think. “I Need A Doctor” is the second single from Dre’s third and final studio album “Detox“, which will be released on April 20, 2011. It’s assumed that the reason behind this album being his final is due to the fact that he wants to concentrate entirely on producing for artists. Continue reading ““I need a doctor””