Ready for some new sunshiney Spring tunes? Rejoice, because today brings some great music releases to get you in the spirit. Put these three at the top of your must-listen list! (And don't forget to check out the Music Review Group. If you submit your own writeup, I may even feature your thoughts on the site!)Vol. 1 redux: If you were a fan of She & Him's (aka Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) debut, then you'll be pleased as punch for their follow-up, appropriately titled Volume 2. Picking up where they left off, it's full of simplistic, '60s-era ditties. Deschanel bops along on the single "In the Sun" (and in its adorable video), but even on the more melancholy "Thieves," she still retains her sweetness. While there's nothing new here, you're sure to hum along to all the oooohs and ba-da-das. Dancing queen: Yes, that's an ABBA reference. Like that group, Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory are bringing back the days of disco on their latest, Head First. I've already given you a peek at single "Rocket," and it's still the standout here. My other favorites include "Alive," which at times feels reminiscent of Mika, and "Shiny and Warm," where Goldfrapp breathily coos along with a come-hither voice. As a whole, the album is light, electro-pop that floats and zings. Put on your best pair of sparkly, spandex pants and turn it up.
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It may not seem like it yet, but Spring is right around the corner, as are all the warmth and flowers that come with it. Even if your location is being stingy with the sunshine, you can get it another way: new music! The next few months hold a ton of fresh new albums, and I've gone through them and picked out the ones I'm most excited for — and hope you will be too.
Not only will you be chanting the lyrics "Oh, oh, oh, I've got a rocket," you may actually forget that it's cold and rainy. If not, at least your mood will improve. To hear the song, just read more
You got it. The smokin' hot artist is Goldfrapp, the song is "Number 1," and the dogs are surprisingly sexy. Who would've thunk? But Little Miss Poodle Thang takes the cake in the vamp department, which is one of the many reasons I heart this video. Check out her "Top Model" walk. . .
Alison Goldfrapp — better known simply as Goldfrapp — comfortably straddles the line between edgy dance music and mellow pop. But on this trippy remix of "Ride a White Horse," her music takes on a darker, 3 a.m. winding-down kind of vibe. To listen to Ewan Pearson's long and lovely re-imagining of Goldfrapp's song, read more