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Chris Deville’s Shinedown Review Reeks Of Superficialness

Chris Deville of Stereogum wrote a review of the band Shinedown. What it actually did illustrated what not to do. It was superficial and filled with stereotypes.  The most obvious one was this. "Shinedown’s music seems designed for a particular hyper-masculine military-friendly red-state demographic." Another one is "we Shinedown newcomers might mistake '45' for a tribute to President Donald J. Trump, it’s actually a slow jam from way back in ’03 that refers to 'staring
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Entertainment: Janet Jackson As ‘Unbreakable’ As Ever

One of the sexiest and most respected artists and performers of our generation, the soon-to-be 50-year-old Janet Jackson is still going strong as a pop culture icon 30 years later. Before there was Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus, there was Janet. To put things into a modern-day perspective, Janet Jackson was the Rihanna of her time. After first bursting onto the American pop culture scene in 1976 in
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Myrian Klink: Why She Is The Miley Cyrus Of The Middle East

What comes to mind when you think about Miley Cyrus? A bold, controversial and/or an outrageous act, right? Some call it an attempt to get fame, however, a few would try to understand the underlying statements which artists’ try to address with such ravishing moves. The stunning and amazingly sexy-looking Myriam Klink can surely be called Miley Cyrus of the Middle East. While many in the Western world are not
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“Everything is 4” Album Review: Derulo Maintains Ability To Make Hits For Radio

There is a trend in today's music that says: it's not about the album - it's about the single.  A label doesn't really care about the direction you're taking the next album but they want to know what's going to get played on the radio and in the clubs. The single gets the ringtones, the commercials and the glory.  Luckily, Jason Derulo has the "Midas Touch" when it comes to
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Pop: Why It’s Okay To Really, Really, Really Like Carly Rae Jepsen

It's pretty easy to write off Carly Rae Jepsen as a one-hit wonder. However, she has proven to have some staying power in the American pop music scene. With her third album, Emotion, hitting stores in 2015, Jepsen is looking to make huge strides with her music career. The 29-year-old Jepsen is no stranger to the public spotlight. She was first exposed to the world in 2007 as a part
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Iggy Azalea: Her Long Road To Hip-hop Stardom

Iggy Azalea has become one of the most polarizing names in American pop culture. Whether it be for her lyricism, flashy fashion sense, or crazy love life, the world is caught up in Iggy fever. Azalea was just another aspiring rap artist looking for her chance to shine. Growing up in Australia didn't give her the opportunity to grow as a credible hip-hop artist, so she took a chance and
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Entertainment: Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande and Nicki Manaj, What Is Their Place In Pop?

  Thanks to Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande and Nicki Manaj, the future of pop music looks to be both bright and promising. Where do they fit in it? While many have their have their various gripes and beefs with Iggy, Manaj and Grande, all three are at the top of their game in terms of top-ten hits, Grammys and a genre hoping to move out of the shadows of Christina
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Sony Releases New N’Sync Album, The Essential

[caption id="attachment_28632" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Source: Bauer Griffin[/caption] It now seems like long ago that the "Boyband Craze" hit its peak with the Backstreet Boys and N'Sync vying for the top spot in popularity. Now it's become the solo artists geared towards pre-teens and teenagers specifically Justin Bieber. N'Sync has not released a full album since 2001 with "Celebrity" though in 2005 a greatest hits album got released. Sony made the
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Justin Bieber, Josh Brent Are Above The Law

[caption id="attachment_21065" align="alignnone" width="400"] Bradley Kanaris- Getty Images[/caption] Athletes and entertainers have constantly been in the news for doing the wrong thing. However, for most, doing the wrong thing will only mean they get a slap on the wrist as we've seen recently with former Dallas Cowboys' player Josh Brent and what we're about to see with pop star Justin Bieber. Brent was sentenced to 180 days in jail and