Give The Lady a Standing O: “Applause” Is (Unfortunately) Pretty Good (Single Review)

Lady GaGa Applause  Review First of all, I must preface this review by stating that I really have no right to breathe the same air as Lady GaGa's latest single, "Applause." I'm just a lowly blogger who's completely unworthy of listening to Mother Monster's masterpiece, and as far as actually reviewing it goes ... fuhgeddaboudit! I mean, who the fuck do I think I am? I'm no music scholar, that's for sure. I'm lucky to even be alive after having the audacity to speak negatively about the David Bowie of our generation in the past. So, a sincere thank you to my Warholian Queen for not taking me out back and putting a bullet in my head like the mangy mutt that I am, for I know it is what I truly deserve, and that it is only through her divine grace that I can be a free bitch (baby) and voice my personal opinion on her beautimous art (pop).

The Weeknd Drops Blockbuster-Sized Epic, “Belong To The World” (Single Review)

The Weeknd Belong to the World Despite ballin' with Drake and releasing a trilogy of critically-acclaimed mixtapes, The Weeknd's still a relatively unknown name outside of R&B circles and online music press. That looks set to change with the release of his first studio album, Kiss Land, this August. The rising superstar embraced drugs and groupies on the album's twisted title track, but that was just a warm up for what's obviously the real lead single, "Belong To The World." 

Justin Timberlake’s “Take Back The Night”: The Prince of Pop Channels The King (Single Review)

Justin Timberlake Take Back The Night On his 2002 solo debut, Justified, Justin Timberlake took inspiration from Michael Jackson, just as many artists had before him and will continue to do so until music ceases to exist. On his 2006 follow up, Futuresex/Lovesounds, it was Prince he referenced, and on this year's The 20/20 Experience, he channeled both the Bee Gees and himself. For his new single, "Take Back The Night," things have come full circle as the modern-day Prince of Pop takes notes from the King once again.