Oh Land - Wish Bone: Track by track review

Here it is, narwhals, casual Oh Land fans and other music lovers - the 3rd Oh Land album 'Wish Bone' is here! Have you heard it yet? Did you freak out over the booklet picture shown above? Me too! Now let's see what Oh Land has prepared for us here:
1. Bird In An Aeroplane - Kind of a weird song to start an album with. Not very good, mostly because of the messy sound effects. (2/5)
2. Renaissance Girls - I already reviewed the song/video, so check it out. You'll probably need to listen to this a few times before you're into it. The only weak point is the chorus, which doesn't match the excellent verses and is very repetitive. (4/5)
3. Cherry On Top - This is a really sweet and lovely song about ambitions in life and growing up. A very nostalgic song that features some of Oh Land's best vocals. One of my favorites. (5/5)
4. 3 Chances - This song is very similar to songs such as Deep Sea and Koo Koo, from her 1st album, Fauna. It has beautiful lyrics and musical box-like sound. (4/5)
5. My Boxer - I also did a review of this song/video here. This is a strange song with some really weird lyrics, so you may not be into this, but I think it's amazing, although it's not Oh Lands' typical sound. (5/5)
6. Love A Man Dead - This one is similar to Audition Day, but not as good. It has similar music like the song no.1. (2/5)
7. Next Summer - Getting back to ballads, which are really Oh Land's strong point. This is a sad, piano ballad that sounds like Wolf & I part 2, but not as good. It should last more than just 2:30. (4/5)
8. Sleepy Town - Another lovely ballad, similar to the previous one. The music could have been simpler and more acoustic. (4/5)
9. Pyromaniac - A funky, uptempo song that I already wrote about. Check it out for sure! (4/5)
10. Green Card - I'm not a fan of this one. Although it starts off great, the chorus is just bad, with strange lyrics such as 'I am your green card.' (2/5)
11. Kill My Darling - Hmm, this is another quite forgettable track for me. Nothing really stands out here, so you'll probably skip this one quite often. (1/5)
12. Love You Better - Probably my favorite song on the album. Such a beautiful, stripped back ballad with just an acoustic guitar that you can barely hear. This one needs to be a single! (5/5)
13. First To Say Goodnight - I feel this is a somewhat unusual song for Oh Land to sing, it doesn't really fit her sound. Very forgettable. (1/5)

Overall, this album is very hit and miss for me. There are some amazing songs, but many oh them are just average or worse. If you expected anything like her previous 2 albums, you'll probably be disappointed, since there are not many ethereal, airy songs like Perfection, Frostbite and Wolf & I on this album.

Go call the Guv-a-nuh! Britney's new single Work Bitch is out!

The new Britney Spears single is out and it has taken the whole Internet by storm. The 1st single off her upcoming 8th album is called Work Bitch and it is a super fast electronic-dance track that will keep everyone dancing and jumping around like crazy.

Britney is delivering something totally unexpected and the risk is definitely paying off! She's speaking really fast (in a British accent) throughout most of the song, telling us to 'betta work bitch!' In what has already been called 'the song that will reduce the unemployment rate in the US', Britney is urging us to work if we want to live fancy, live in a big mansion and party in France (helping France get that tourism revenue!).

The best thing about the song is how Britney pronounces certain words, such as:
'Go call the paw-lice, go call the Guv-a-nuh!'
'Here comes the smashuh, here comes the mastuh!'
'I am the bad biiiitch'
'Look hawt in a bih-ki-ni!'

Forget everything you know about Britney's discography and don't expect anything similar to what she has done before or to what anyone else is doing atm. Work Bitch is bringing something hot 'n fresh and you really have no choice but to work, bitch and pray for your faves' wigs, cuz Brit is coming to snatch them all!

Diana Vickers - Music To Make Boys Cry: Track by track review

While we're waiting for Britney's new single to drop, let's make the time pass quicker by listening to the new album of Diana Vickers - Music To Make Boys Cry. First of all, the music in this album will not make boys cry, it was just named that way after the first song on the album. Now that that's cleared up, let's check out the tracks:
1. Music To Make Boys Cry - the 2nd single and the title song - possibly the best song on the album. The lyrics are interesting and fun, really Diana-style. It's also very catchy, especially the amazing chorus. (5/5)
2. Cinderella - this was the 1st single, also one of the highlights on the album. I already wrote about this great song and video, check it out here. (5/5)
3. Lightning Strikes - this song continues at the same pace, but it's not as good as the first 2. Still, it's a nice song with a catchy upbeat chorus and some acoustic guitars during the verses. (4/5)
4. Dead Heat - this song sounds very much like something Kylie Minogue would do, it's not the typical Diana Vickers' song. It's more mid-tempo than uptempo, and you should definitely check it out. (4/5)
5. Boy in Paris - another highlight, an upbeat song with a fast and catchy chorus. The best part is the music near the end. (5/5)
6. Mad At Me - not my cup of tea, this one sounds like a song from a soundtrack of some comedy... It doesn't fit in with the rest of the album at all. (2/5)
7. Smoke - the first ballad on the album, you can easily skip this one. Sounds like it would fit in with the ballads from her first album, very forgettable. (2/5)
8. Mr. Postman - continuing with slower songs, this one sounds very cabaret, especially with Diana's singing. The chorus is kinda cute, but this song also sounds like something out of a musical... (3/5)
9. Better in French - this one sounds like Boy in Paris pt.2, but not nearly as good. Diana is speaking in the verses and it's not really anything special. Definitely a filler. (2/5)
10. Blame Game - it's actually a good thing that there's only 10 songs on the album, cuz they're all starting to sound the same. This one is similar to Lightning Strikes. (3/5)

Overall, this album is nowhere near similar to her first one, Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree. This one feels like she wanted to make a bunch of songs that sounded similar, regardless of how good they are. There's a lot of filler tracks even though there's only 10 songs on the album, and after the first 2 singles, she's gonna have a problem choosing the 3rd one... If you're a Diana fan, stick to her first album.

Oh Land premieres new song Pyromaniac!

Oh Land has revealed the tracklist of her upcoming album Wish Bone, check it out:
  1. “Bird In an Aeroplane”
  2. “Renaissance Girls”
  3. “Cherry On Top”
  4. “3 Chances”
  5. “My Boxer”
  6. “Love a Man Dead”
  7. “Next Summer”
  8. “Sleepy Town”
  9. “Pyromaniac”
  10. “Green Card”
  11. “Kill My Darling”
  12. “Love You Better”
  13. “First to Say Goodbye”
Besides Renaissance Girls and My Boxer, which have already been released, you can now hear one more song, Pyromaniac. It's a cool summer song that sounds like something Lana Del Ray would do if she did uptempo music. Still, I don't think the song is really Oh Land's style, so if you were into her old stuff, you may not be a fan of this. Check out the song and the video below!