The Outlook

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What I’m Listening To

In the past month I’ve purchased the following albums:
Lifehouse — Who We Are    Who We Are album cover
Queen Latifah — Trav’lin Light    Trav’lin Light album cover

Keyshia Cole — Just Like You  Just Like You album cover
Maroon 5 — It Won’t Be Soon Before Long It Won’t Be Soon Before Long
Rascal Flatts — Me and My Gang  Me and My Gang album cover

I love them all, though I wasn’t particularly ready for Queen Latifah’s album. The Dana Owens album was hot, but I didn’t buy it. I probably will now, though. Trav’lin Light, despite what other reviewers may have said, is mostly a jazz album. Queen does a great job…. but I still like the Dana Owens album better.

Maroon 5’s new album is NOT getting great reviews from fans. If you liked their first album, Songs About Jane, it’s a toss-up to whether or not you’ll like this one. They’re experimenting, going for more of a soul feel than SAJ had. I love it, but it took two and a half listens for me to really decide that.

Keyshia Cole is continuing with her “woe is me, I hate men” motif, but you gotta do what works. Considering she’s been called the next Mary J. Blige, she’s right on track (MJB’s first few albums, as we ALL know, were primarily about pain… that’s all you know when you’re a crackhead). I didn’t get Keyshia’s first album so I can’t compare, but this one is hot. I wasn’t impressed with a)The fact that they included Diddy’s “Last Night” on the album as a “real” track, instead of a bonus one and b)That the “Let Go” album version is the one with the shortened Lil’ Kim rap which is such a rip-off… and they wonder why people download illegally.

Lifehouse’s new album is a little darker around the edges, but very reminiscent of “No Name Face.” It’s good. Period.

Rascal Flatts’ Me and My Gang is not their newest album, and as usual they’re getting a lot of flack for not being hardcore country, but who cares? I like it, it’s quality and I got what I paid for.

November 27, 2007 Posted by | Music, Review | Leave a comment

Celebrity

I like country music. Brad Paisley released this song about 3 or 4 years ago — I think it’s very much appropriate these days, in light of the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears (which, considering how Christina Aguilera was always labeled as the “bad girl” of pop, is very interesting), Paris Hilton, and the list goes on and on…

August 10, 2007 Posted by | Guilty Pleasures, Music | Leave a comment

Of Course There’s A Remix!

Just heard the remix to Eve’s Tambourine. Except for that tired little kid/man voice Swizz insists on using in his songs, and Swizz’s own verse, the remix is hot — ’cause Missy’s on it. I won’t lie, I HEART Missy Elliott. She is FIRE! Here’s the bootleg youtube video for it (read: there is no REAL video, just a picture with the audio) 

 Eve actually sounds happy to be doing a track this go-round. And I always appreciate a good remix. That means the artist went back in the studio and REMIXED the track. Destiny’s Child — Say My Name (remix) f/Timbaland… that’s the definition of a remix. Whoo Lordy. They just don’t make ’em like they used to.

August 10, 2007 Posted by | FIRE!, Music | Leave a comment

Guilty Pleasure

So. I won’t lie. I have many guilty pleasures. I feell ike I should share them with you from time to time.

First up, “Crank Dat” by Souljaboy. I mean, who doesn’t like seeing people hop back in forth in line formation while screaming “YOOOOOOOOOUUU”? That’s right, no one — especially not me.

I tape the Young and the Restless E’RDAY, and I’m not afraid (well, not anymore) to share that fact with the rest of the world. Go on. Check out the montage.

 

August 10, 2007 Posted by | Guilty Pleasures, Music, TV Shows | Leave a comment