Review On Justin Bieber’s New Album – “My World 2.0”

Posted in movies, music, video with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2010 by KammusiK

(ALLMUSIC.COM REVIEW)

Within two months of release, My World went platinum and two of its singles hit the Top 20, making Justin Bieber an almost inescapable teen pop phenomenon. This ten-song disc, which follows its seven-song predecessor by just over four months, is intended to be the second half of his debut rather than a true follow-up. It’s a shrewd ploy that benefits his insatiable following — much of which could be into something else by 2011-2012 — and, in turn, his sales. The two releases are certainly of a piece, filled with upbeat R&B-flavored pop songs with a few ballads that might be termed adult contemporary if the singer happened to be of age. Bieber makes all the right, charming moves for a teen, and he covers all the bases. The dance-pop songs are light on the ears yet memorable; the unrequited material sounds deeply felt; the ballads have all the necessary us-against-the-world teen-love dramatics (though the references in “Stuck in the Moment,” featuring Bonnie & Clyde and Sonny & Cher among other doomed couples, make zero sense on a song voiced by a peppy 16-year-old in 2010). As with My World, everything is age-appropriate. “She says she needs a little company,” sung with the slightest wink in the eye, is as racy as it gets, and even then, Bieber projects an image that is utterly harmless.

Stand-out Tracks: “Baby”, “Somebody To Love”, “Runaway Love”

Total Score: 4/5 = Excelent

By Andy Kellman

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Review On Shakira’s New Song & Official Anthem of FIFA World Cup 2010

Posted in movies, music, video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2010 by KammusiK

“Waka Waka” is the name for the official anthem of FIFA’s World Cup 2010, the song written almost completely by Shakira has an obvious African-Contemporaty style, and it features Shakira’s & Freshlyground vocals, it counts with a spanish version that is a little bit better than English version, but they’re basically the same. The song has a very light, soft and pretty joyful sound, it’s a little similar to Shakira’s latest single “Gypsy”. In comparission to previous World Cup anthem provided by same artist, it doesn’t reach the perfection of  “Hips Don’t Lie”, that was way better, but in contrast, there’s nothing to hate in “Waka Waka”, it is just to happy to dislike it and the worldwide sound on it can make you wanna hold hands around the world and dance, it is a good anthem song, just forgettable with time, but it will be good enough for this summer.

By Cesar Camacho

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Review On Muse New Single – “Exogenesis: Symphony”

Posted in movies, music, video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2010 by KammusiK

“Exogenesis: Symphony” is an instrumental piece conformed by 3 different parts, “Exogenesis Part 1 (The Overture)”, “Exogenesis Part 2 (Cross-Pollination), and “Exogenesis Part 3 (The Redemption)” all comoposed by Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy. The 3 parts conform a total lenght of 13 minutes and are the last 3 songs of “The Resistance”. This “symphony” has just been released as a single in the U.S, but I have to say, that more than a symphony, this is like a rock-solo, and very similar to what we have heard on “Viva La Vida Or Death To All His Friends” Coldplay album. This set of songs is pretty interesting, but for sure the best part is the final one, “The Redemption”, the whole set starts with the intro that is the most rock part of the symphony with Matthew’s excelent falsetto interpretation that you can confuse with those vocals of an opera singer, then we have the second part, that has a slower melody combined with piano, and then the final part, this one transformed in a total instrumental ballad. “Exogenesis: Symphony” is interesting enough to look for, but is not a classical, or at least a Symphony cause it doesn’t contains too much different instruments, but in the World of Rock, it is excelent, and Muse fans will be pleased, is it a right choice for a single for the U.S musical market? No, but nowdays music need a change, and this can be the “step one”.

By Cesar Camacho

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Publishing reviews in various songs from the same artist.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 3, 2010 by KammusiK

This week on Rihanna’s next 3 singles “Rude Boy”, “Rockstar 101” and “Te Amo”, from better to worst, check it out.

Review On Rihanna’s New Song – “Te Amo”

Posted in movies, music, video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2010 by KammusiK

“Te Amo” is the new and 3th international single from Rihanna’s new album “Rated R”, but please, don’t be amazed, “Te Amo” is not a spanish language song, it’s a english song, provided by “te amo” in the chorus, with the meaning of “I love you”. The song is one of the most telling songs in her career, not as much as “Russian Roulette”, but still, a deep song. This appears to be like an R&B or latin version of “All The Things She Said” by T.A.T.U, but less fun and danceable. “Te Amo” talks about a woman having a crush on another girl, but the other girl (Rihanna playing that role) is not interested as the lesbian does, but Rihanna don’t reject the possibilty of still being friends, but the girl has to watch her moves, cause Rihanna is not really into that. This song has become a hit in Brazil because of the latin tune, but I’m not sure if this will make it into the international market, it is interesting, but not that much, is not that captivating for these ears…

By Cesar Camacho

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Review On Rihanna’s New Song – “Rockstar 101” feat. Slash

Posted in movies, music, video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2010 by KammusiK

First she did it with “Hard”, and now she’s doing it with the fourth U.S single from “Rated R”, and just when we thought “Hard” was like the worst song she ever released “Rockstar 101” comes out. But, how can I start to review this? What is actually passing through my mind right now is: “How can you treat this sh*t as a single??, no, wait, I have one better, HOW CAN YOU TREAT THIS AS AN ALBUM CUT??, HOW COULD SHE PUT THIS INTO THE FINAL TRACK-LIST??!! WHY DID SLASH PARTICIPATE WITH THIS??” Well, let’s recognized it, we shouldn’t be surprised of the poor material here after listening to the new album, that it’s not brilliant at all. “Rockstar 101” is the most boring song I have heard in about 5 months, the music is not gracious enough, the lyrics are dumb and pointless, saying a lot, but actually telling nothing, and it is too long, 4 minutes for the same annoying tune and boring chorus. But the most shocking part on this is the Slash colaboration, his guitar melody is almost in the whole song, but not as Slash use to play, and actually you won’t realize that he’s featured in this song if you don’t read on the track-list “feat. Slash”, believe me, you wouldn’t notice it, his participation here is empty and replaceable, and readers, I promise you, if this ever become a hit, I’ll cut my left testicle, I promise! She can have lots of money, but baby, you’ll never be a “Rockstar”.

By Cesar Camacho

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Review On Rihanna’s New Song – “Rude Boy”

Posted in movies, music, video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2010 by KammusiK

“Rude Boy” is Rihanna’s third official U.S single from her new album “Rated R”, but it hasn’t been until now that she’s getting heavy attention from radio and listeners, and it’s not unusual that her record label wanted to release the best song on her new album after the lackluster  success of her lead single “Russian Roulette” and and fugacious second single “Hard”, but the record company did not err in deciding “Rude Boy” as third single, because of the nice reagge-pop sound with a very, very radio-friendly beat. The lyrics are catchy and a little too much naughty, maybe the naugthiest song since “Please Don’t Stop The Music”, and of course, the only song on “Rated R” that can go with those hits of previous album “Good Girl Gone Bad”. Rihanna’s new song will totally be a hit, but I have to say, there is no other song on the album that will make it, she has just played the best card she held in her hand and  maybe we won’t listen to another Rihanna’s smash hit until she releases a new album, we only hope that Rude Boy’s success would be enough to remember her until the next album, cause certainly, if she doesn’t go back to the “Umbrella” era, she can be sure that Lady GaGa and Kesha will lead the charts instead of her (as she used to). (And I keep wondering, why does she want a Rude Boy? Didn’t she understand what happened with Chris, and damn, he was rude… very rude)

By Cesar Camacho

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