Nicki Minaj: an Outside Analysis
How fascinating. I’ve only done three looks at artists in the past, and two of them are from Young Money. It just goes to show how big Lil Wayne is at this point. With all of the biggest artists on Earth, not only is there Lil Wayne, but also two of his proteges, Nicki Minaj, who I’m talking about now, and Drake, who I’ll get to at a later date. And now we have Tyga’s...
Billboard Top 10: 3\3\12
You know, today, I think I’ll try something new. Nothing fascinates me more than the Billboard charts, and what they indicate for the current popular landscape of music. Each week they publish the new top 100, I look to see if anything has changed so far. And some weeks, nothing really changes, sometimes actually looking the exact same in the top 10. Other weeks, there’s a big change,...
Indie Rock Pt 2
Welcome to Pt. 2 of the Indie Rock article. Last time we were here, we ended with the 90s, and how Indie Rock wasn’t the draw it used to be. But something happened, and it was in reverse notion. Indie bands stopped trying to be modern, and went back to the sounds of Led Zeppelin for some, and the Cars for others. And all these bands, for a brief time, got insanely popular. We had The...
Note: For any English readers, we are referring to the American form of Indie Rock, meaning on an independent label, and not the English form, as a byword for Alternative music. At a certain point in most genre’s lives, the genre stops really existing, and becomes an umbrella for all that sounds slightly similar. For example, Metal. Metal as a genre doesn’t really exist anymore,...
Alone: a Song Review
Well, it’s the day after Valentines, and you know what that means. Actually, you don’t since I just made it up, but every Valentines week, I review a love song, old or new. And I decided I’d start it off with one of the most well known love songs ever, and one of the biggest sellouts ever. Today, we’re reviewing “Alone”, by Heart. Let’s talk about Heart...
Spiderland: an Album Review
Together, in the 90s, there were about two bands that truly launched completely new genres. In 1994, KoRn released their self titled, which created nu-metal. But three years before, when Nirvana made Grunge commercial, Slint released Spiderland, considered the creator of the genre of Post-Rock, which I still don’t understand. Consisting of 6 songs, the album was a poor seller, but...
Top 10 Bands Ruined by Singers
A band is best when a singer and the band are in perfect balance with each other, working with each others strengths for a unified sound. Sometimes, an excellent singer can pull up a band from being just good, and it doesn’t matter how bad the rest of the band is. But if you have a terrible singer to contend to, it’s very hard to be good. People are always immediately drawn to the...
An Apology to Nickelback
Happy Super Bowl Sunday, everybody. Now, I was originally planning to do something about Madonna, due to her singing in the half time show, but there was something I have to say for everyone. We’ve all been guilty of this in the past; it’s just something that we all seem to fall into from time to time. So now, I am going to say this. Nickelback, I apologize for the internet. In case...
Ass: a Song Review
Currently, Kanye West is one of the biggest stars on the planet. And he has every right to be, what with his last album being one of the greatest albums ever made. But then he had to make others famous. So, like Lil Wayne, he made his own label, G.O.O.D. Music. But don’t let the name be a full indicator. While there is talent on board, like Kid Cudi and Common, there are others that seem to...