Not really top, mostly "meh". I understand she wants to get rid of the Dance-girl image, but this is a little drastic. Although it's more original, I don't feel her voice is properly used in this Björk-esque song. For sure "heal" is better than "My heart is refusing me" but the latter was easyer to listen to. I was hoping for a new Swedish dance diva, but too bad!
I'm just here wondering when Rihanna stopped having fun...
It's certainly interesting what Ruslana has been up to lately: from football anthems to outdated hip hop. This song starts kinda slow, but when it does, it's realy the Ruslana sound I've gotten to know over the years. Not sure if it has hit-potential. All I hope that that's not really her hair...
Let me make this clear: I'm a huge Brandy fan. But this video (and song) is a big let-down. I think it looks kinda forced and amatorial. Brandy looks fine, but she doesn't transmit genuinity. I wished she went back to her core and really put out something close to her heart. Then again, you'll see I'm the only person that doesn't get this, and it becomes a huge hit, like Kelly Rowland's Motivation.
Inna is back! It's hardly original though. The song is a "Sun Is Up" clone. There's only so much you can cover up with a colorful video. It's funny to think her biggest hits had crappy videos. The song is not bad, but it's not a surefire hit.
Hande Yener's new album "Teşekkürler" is not exactly a collection of consistency. There's good songs, and very forgettable ones. For me this is one of the latter. Even if she looks gorgeous, this video would've been much better without the apocalyptic special effects.
"It doesn't matter if we make a nice visual, 'cus the song will sell anyway" Is probably what the managment of Mylène Farmer thought. And yes, the song is good, but the video is terrible. The whole clumsy dance routine makes her actually look older. While her last video was one of the best of 2011, this one is a lousy attempt to one.
After 10 years its seems that legendary Ukrainian girl group VIA Gra has come to an end. After months of speculations about member switches, and official statements about such, it seems all they did was lead on the fans. 10 years seemed a good time to call it quits, but it would've been nice if they had done so at the concerts.
After overduely browsing Swedish Stereo i came across Mohombi's latest single with Nayer and Pitbull (I can't say anything positive about Pitbull so I wont say a thing). As all of Mohombi's songs it's very catchy and the video is lot higher budgeted than his previous efforts, featuring Nayer in a torn up latex suit. Maybe she got attacked by a shark, who knows. HOWEVER the real reason I'm posting this is: RED ONE just used the same music for Kelly Rowland's "Down for Whatever". It's a pity such a talented producer has to resort to recycling!
As promised last week, here's the latest video of the sleaziest Ukrainian girls out there. NikitA's latest video's unofficial release is shockingly unshocking. I find this video quite underwhelming since they even released a trailer for it. It doesn't show any more then shown in the trailer, and if we have to compare it to Искусаю we really have to laugh at the low budget and the tameness of this video. Not just trash, but also disappointing.The song is kinda nice though, for the first time...
ed. As predicted: the offical release in HQ
After being in Виа гра the third time, Надежда Грановская will now step aside once again to make place for a new girl because of pregnancy. Nadya was the expected member to leave, since the new girl Ekaterina had brown hair, and the members of Виа гра are usually blond, red and brown. She was the only original member that remained in the group and she spent most years out of everyone: More than 7 years! The thirteenth girl will mean the fifteenth line-up change for the legendary Ukrainian band Виа гра, which by now is famous for their revolving door policy when it comes to members. Goodbye Nadya! (She'll be back!). A video from all her 3 eras.
Take a good look! ВИА ГРА, the legendary Ukrainian girl-group that celebrated their 10th anniversary at the beginning of this year will have their 13th line-up change. Екатерина Гудаева, former singer of the Ukrainian group Горячий Шоколад, should be joining the girls in the beginning of November when their newest single comes out. Who will be leaving the group is still kept secret, but looking at the hair color it's pretty safe to predict Nadya will probably be axed. We'll only know for sure when November comes. Unless they decide to make a drastic hair color change to Ekaterina. (Perhaps we'd be able to welcome a 4th girl with the stylish hair color gray?) Personally I really hope it's not going to be my favorite girl Albina that has to leave the group.
This is the second video Kelly Rowland releases in 1 week time. "Down For Whatever" is meant for the European market. But with respect to the video she released previously for "LAy It On Me" this one results kind of bleak. The song is not bad, but the video is too much only her. It would've been nice to see some more interaction between her and her male dancers, things that made her previous efforts (Also "motvation") successful. I really love Kelly, but i think the video doesn't express the energy the song has.
What is she doing? One single after another, way out of sync with the rest of the pop-world. This song wasn't so bad but my big critique is, apart from the aged sound of the song, is the amount of baby-boob we get to see at the end of the video. Ok, I'm happy our diva can still swing and sway (although at times I was scared her waters would break prematurely), but can the mother-to-be wear a decent bra, or at least something more covering? It wouldn't take too much effort to keep the boobylicious ladies from shaking their jelly so much. It's distracting and just plain vulgar. Sorry B, this is a thumbs down!
So we're living in an age of globalisation they say. Mexico's Belanova invites ex-TATU member on a re-release of their song "Tic Toc". Other then a publicity stunt Lena does not add anything substantial to the song but her ultra thing voice. If i didn't have the visuals to prove it, I wouldn't believe she's there at all. The video is a mish-mash as well. Why add fake crappy studio shots (the original wasn't touched) when you have nice camera shots too? A Pity, but let's hope this is the break Belanova is aiming for since 2006.
Uzbek superstar Yulduz Usmanova has chosen Turkey over her homeland for political reasons a couple of years ago. But her latest influence goes much farther then that. She felt the need of making a flamenco style song. I can't say it will appear on my iPod like some of her older songs in the Uzbek language. Overall her Turkish songs lack soul, but this one mostly lacks originality. For sure it wont be covered all over the world like her song "Biyo Biyo" (in Tajik language).
I'm not sure how many of the original member remain in SEREBRO, at least the one with the gap in her teeth, but for sure they didn't stick to their usual tunes. Normally they make songs that are slightly dark and sleepy in mood, now they went for 70's disco, accompanied by a very...original video, practically stolen from Alanis Morisette's 90's classic "Ironic". Since the song and the video is the same from start to finish it was a real bore to watch the entire 5.33, and i don't recommend anyone to do so.
A lot of smoke and no flames. Inna wasted lots of effort on the image, but the song is not catchy. If anything, her previous songs used to be catchy and her image sucked. Now it's the opposite. I think she's missing the mark on this one, but only time will tell...
Bengü decided to wear only clothes in the color... beige. Blending in perfectly with her skin, hair and the sand of the beach. The song itself is somewhat one-note as well, so it fits nicely together. I was expecting more from here, but you know what they say about expectations...
Having been a fan of Beyonce for ten years I'm not happy to have to say that I'm very underwhelmed by her latest effort. First of all, the 'song' is very much "Independent Women Pt.2" meets "Loose my Breath" Destiny's Child. And even if the video is nice, it's not WOW, and for me it's an epic fail. Sorry B, but the B Revolución will have to wait till next album.