J.Lo - A.K.A.: Album Review

The review of A.K.A., (weirdly titled) new album by Jeniffer Lopez, will be shorter than usual, and here it is:

Seriously, J.Lo's career (what's left of it) and the whole music industry could've done without this so-called album. You know there's no sugarcoating here, I always tell it like it is, and I'll do it once again: We all know that J.Lo's albums have declined in quality since her first 2 albums (which are the only ones worth listening to, besides her Spanish album Como Ama Una Mujer). Still, A.K.A. is such a waste of time, it's incredible. There are either boring, pointless mid-tempos/ballads or awful urban collaborations (of which there are too many).

A single song is stuck in my head and is worth mentioning - Expertease (Ready Set Go) (only on the deluxe edition), so if you have nothing better to do, go play it, it's cool.

O-Town - Forgotten Boyband Returns after 10 Years with Skydive

If you were into boybands in the early '00s, you may remember O-Town, the short-lived boyband that was formed in the TV show Making The Band. Their debut single Liquid Dreams was a success, but their biggest hit was All Or Nothing, an amazing ballad you should listen to if you haven't. 

After their 2nd album underperformed, the guys were quickly given the boot and the O-Town story ended. They never reached the same level of success as N'Sync or Backstreet Boys, but they did have some good songs... Anyway, after splitting up, they pretty much stayed on the low, if you're not counting the incessant shirtless Instagram pics of Ashley Parker Angel (aka the Blond One).

Well, after announcing thier possible reunion for about 2 years, they finally did it (surprisingly), although this time it was obviously not "all or nothing", since the group only has 4 members now (that's the way it goes in the boyband world. Am I right, Westlife, BSB, and pretty much any other boyband?) Since Ashley refused to rejoin the group, the other guys decided to try again, and why not? It's not like they have a legacy to ruin, so they might as well give it another try. Plus, they still look young and fit to be called a boyband. Here's O-Town now (Trevor Penick, Eric-Michael Estrada, Jacob Underwood, Dan Miller):

The guys' new song is called Skydive and it's a rather good, powerful ballad. Nothing that will set the charts alight, but it's worth a listen. Hopefully there are better songs on their album Lines & Circles (whatever that means), which will be out August 3.

All they need now is a fanbase name (or maybe first they need a fanbase) and they're all set!

Cheryl Cole vs. Nicole Scherzy - Is There Life After Girl Groups?

Two UK-based singers are about to have a showdown with their new singles - Nicole Scherzinger and Cheryl Cole. It's not gonna be a typical showdown as in 'whose song will be more successful?' but rather 'whose song will flop less?'

Cheryl has released the 1st single from her upcoming (4th!) album, and the song is called Crazy Stupid Love, featuring Tinie Tempah. You're probably surprised this will be her 4th album 'cuz you can only remeber 2-3 of her hits, right? That's because she doesn't have more. Each of her solo albums got progressively worse and had 2-3 singles, most of which flopped. The new song continues that tradition. It's an awful song that sounds as if it was thrown together in 2 minutes. Tinie Tempah's part is probably the worst part of the song, with lyrics such as 'My tongue wagging when you wiggle, I'll end up kissing you with or without the mistle.'
A piece of advice for Cheryl: Go back to Xenomania (who produced most of Girls Aloud albums) and beg them to give you any song, because even the worst GA songs are better than your best songs.

Former PCD member (and the only one we can remember, right?) Nicole Scherzinger also has a new single, Your Love. It's not just the name that's boring, everything else about the song is boring as well. After her half-successful first solo album Killer Love (half of it was good and half of it was bad, it was a success in the UK and a flop in the USA), and a flop single Boomerang, Nicole is set to continue her massive floppage with this new single. It includes cringeworthy lyrics such as:
'Yeah my body's like Bugatti' (obviouly copying Britney's Work Bitch)
'MC Hammer girls can't touch this' and
'Knock me out like Michael Tyson'.
A piece of advice for Nicole: Go back to whoever produced PCD songs and beg them to give you any song, because even the worst PCD songs are better than your best songs.

Nicole and Cheryl are obvious examples of how bad you can flop after a successful career in a popular girl group. It's not because they don't try - they're promoting and performing, making music videos, etc. It's just that their songs basically suck (sad truth). Girls, #dobetta

Sophie Ellis Bextor Has a New Creepy Video for 'Love Is A Camera'

"Run run away from the house on the hill
there's a witch in the house and she's living there still"

After releasing probably the best album of 2014, Wanderlust, Sophie Ellis-Bextor has just released the 3rd video off this amazing album. After Young Blood and Runaway Daydreamer, which were visually nice but boring, the new video is much better. The new video is for one of the best songs on the album, Love Is A Camera, which is a spooky song about a witch that lures people into her house, takes photos of them and steals their souls. The unlucky victims then keep on living as black and white photos on her walls.

The video is everything you could possible want it to be. It fits perfectly with the atmosphere and the storyline of the song, it's set in the past and is creepy as fuck. Sophie plays a badass Victorian-era witch, all dressed in black (although she plays a double role, as you'll see).
After this amazing video, the next one should definitely be made for 13 Little Dolls, another super creepy song you'll be having nightmares about. Other basic pop bitches, watch and learn how it's done!