The Pierces release ANOTHER (even more awesome) video for Kings!

The amazing sisters Alison and Catherine, aka The Pierces, have just released another video for their new single Kings. The new video was shot in some desert ambient and shows the sisters as leaders of two opposing druid-like tribes. Alison, leading the black tribe, and Catherine, leading the white tribe, prepare their weapons and go into battle for a crown. By the way, the crown is magically levitating and circling in the middle of the desert. The battle ends with an unexpected twist, which you'll see if you watch the video!

The Pierces are currently promoting their music all over the UK. They have performed Kings at Paul O'Grady Show and are also starting their mini UK tour, so those of you lucky enough to live there can go and see them live! Also, they postponed the release of their new album Creation from June 2 to September 1 (f#*k!!!). Still, we can enjoy this amazing video, as well as the one for Believe In Me, which they released a while ago. Here are the girls performing (amazingly) at Paul O'Grady Show.

Anastacia - Resurrection: Album Review

Yes, we've been waiting for so long for Anastacia to come back with a new album, but did the wait pay off? Well, that depends on what music you're into. If you're a fan of pop Anastacia (Paid My Dues) or pop-rock Anastacia (Left Outside Alone), you might be disappointed with her new album Resurrection. It's full of similar-sounding piano ballads and none of them really stand out. The album does have some great songs here and there. Therefore, here's a review of the few songs you should listen to.

This cool pop-rock song is the 1st single and it's definitely the best song on the album. It's upbeat and positive, with some amazing hooks. Also, the video is pretty cool. SLT actually sounds a lot like Left Outside Alone, which is a good thing. For all the basic and boring performers, here's a lesson on how to perform:

The 1st song on the album is also very good! It starts as a piano ballad but picks up the pace in the chorus. It's got a lot of potential to be a hit, so hopefully Anastacia will choose it as next single!

Pendulum: 4/5
Who knew you could repeat the word "pendulum" over and over and make a good chorus out of it? Yeah, Anastacia did it in this song. Pendulum is a cute ballad that could fit on her 1st or 2nd album, alongside You'll Never Be Alone.

Other Side Of Crazy: 4/5
"You got me screamin' like a little bitch, bitch let me tell you who you're messin' with!" This is how this song actually starts and it goes on in the same style throughout the whole duration. It's the quirkiest song on the album and more songs like this should've been included. Unfortunately, it's only a bonus track on the iTunes edition.

Left Outside Alone pt.2: 5/5
Anastacia's biggest hit has been reworked on this album as a ballad. If you're thinking the song is already perfect (which it is) and it shouldn't be messed with, you're wrong. The ballad version sounds just as amazing as the original! This one is also a bonus track.

Kylie Minogue - Kiss Me Once: Track-By-Track Review

"If I set you free
and you actually came back to me..."

Finally, it's time for the review of KYLIE MINOGUE'S latest album 'KISS ME ONCE'. After the amazing Aphrodite (which surprisingly didn't do so well), any album would be underwhelming, and Kiss Me Once is definitely that. It has some good songs, but few that scream 'mega-hit'. Let's do something different here and rank the songs based on how good they are:

8. Les Sex - this unusually titled song may not be your best source for learning French ("les hand on les leg"), but it's amazing and the most obvious hit here. It's so good and should definitely be chosen as a single. (5/5)
2. Million Miles - Now we're talking! This song is typical Kylie and sounds like it came straight out of her Fever album. It has a very catchy chorus that could be a smash on the radio. (5/5)
7. If Only - here's a song that would fit perfectly on Body Language, next to Chocolate and Loving Days. This is a lovely mid-tempo with probably the best lyrics on this album. Definitely check it out! (5/5)
3. I Was Gonna Cancel - produced by Pharrell Williams, this song is not typical for Kylie. It has an RnB sound and would fit better on Body Language. The instrumental is a bit repetitive but the lyrics are inspiring, so check it out. Also, this is the 2nd single, so expect a video soon! (5/5)

4. Sexy Love - another typical Kylie song with a summery sound. It has a lot of catchy bits ("you look so sexy, so sexy in my bed") so it could become one of fan favorites. (4.5/5)
9. Kiss Me Once - the title song sounds a bit like old school Kylie. It has a great chorus, although Kylie's voice in it sounds a little nasal. (4.5/5)
5. Sexercise - this song was written by Sia and Kylie promoted the hell out of it. She made a steamy video that got many people bothered, and even created a website for it! People usually either love or hate this song, but I'm somewhere in the middle. (4/5)
13. Sleeping With The Enemy - one of the rare ballads and also a bonus track. It's very haunting but nothing special. Still, check it out. (3.5/5)

1. Into The Blue - Kylie has a habit of sometimes choosing weaker tracks as lead singles (2 Hearts, Slow) and she did the same here. This is a pretty safe song that shouldn't have been a single at all. (3/5)
10. Beautiful (feat. Enrique Iglesias) - Enrique's and Kylie's voices blend perfectly together, so they should definitely do more duets. However, they should perhaps be more exciting than this song. Not saying that Beautiful isn't good, but you're likely to get bored of it after a few listens. (3/5)
6. Feels So Good - this is probably the most forgettable song on the album. You'll likely to listen to it once and then skip it. It's another mid-tempo song that just leads nowhere. (2/5)
11. Fine - this is another filler that you're probably going to skip. Absolutely nothing special about this song. (2/5)
12. Mr. President - an unusual electro-pop song that sounds like Kylie's recently released song Skirt. It's just a bonus track and it's better that it didn't make the album. (2/5)

If you're a fan of Kylie or pop music in general, you're probably gonna like the album, especially songs like Sexy Love and Million Miles. Still, it's definitely not among Kylie's best albums.

Although, she can definitely still put on a show and make you love a song even more:

Mariah Carey - The Elusive Chanteuse & Her Crazy Album Titles

Ok, I know I said the next post was gonna be the review of Kylie's latest album, but whatever. Did you know that one of pop music's biggest divas is about to release a new album? Yep, Mariah Carey's new album is coming out May 27 and she named it... brace yourselves: 'Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse'.
Nope, this is not a joke. If you've ever watched Mariah giving an interview, you're probably familiar with her antics and craziness, but this title is too weird even for her standards. The tracklist is not much better and it contains song titles such as: 
"Supernatural" (ft. "Dembabies" a.k.a. Ms. Monroe & Mr. Moroccan Scott Cannon a.k.a. Roc 'N Roe) - how many people is this?
"Money ($ * / ...)" (ft. Fabolous)
"Heavenly (No Ways Tired/Can't Give Up Now)" - one song title? why not 3?
"The Art of Letting Go"
"Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse" - but of course.

In the honor of Mariah's new album, let's do something fun and rank all of her album titles based on how weird they are!

9. Mariah Carey

Ok, this was her first album, she wasn't so weird and outrageous back then (I think so), and the album was simply named after her. Every artist does it once in their career.

8. Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas II You 
Again, nothing special... She recorded two Christmas albums, and surprisingly didn't name them 'Carey Christmas and a Happy New Mariah' or something like that.

7. Daydream, Butterfly, Rainbow
This was a period of Mariah's life when she was obviously getting high out in the meadows, chasing butterflies and sleeping on the grass.

6. Music Box, Glitter, Charmbracelet
Also, she would often break into little girls' rooms and whatever item she saw first, she would name her albums after it. How else can you explain these three?

5. Emotions 
Wow, this is very deep, Mariah. Because what else could you be singing about than your emotions? This is a bit better than Madonna's album 'Music'.

4. The Emancipation of Mimi 
Mariah decided to use her personal nickname Mimi in this album title, because it's probably like a term of endearment for her (Britney fans will get this). However, the title doesn't sound personal, it sounds fake and weird.

3. E=MC² 
Mariah is very lucky when it comes to her initials. MC can stand for many things -  Merry Christmas (as we've seen), MC as in a musician, Mississippi College, etc. But we never would've thought she'd recognize herself in the formula E=MC2. Such ingenuity!

2. Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
Continuing with the personal theme, after Emancipation comes the 'Memoires' of Mariah, aka Mimi, aka Merry Chistmas, aka Imperfect Angel.

1. Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse

And finally, the masterpiece of album titles is the latest album of this woman with so many identities. She is no longer E=MC2, she is now the Elusive Chanteuse. Ohhh, this is what E in that formula stands for, elusive!