Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Party Like An Animal

Ke$ha is releasing music again!

Her new song, which came out just yesterday, is called "Die Young." It is the lead single from her upcoming album, "Warrior." Said album is to be released on December 4th.

Let's make the most of the night like we're gonna die young.
I quite like this song! It's different for her, but not too different. She still has her white girl rap thing goin on and it's definitely party-suitable, but there are also more elements of rock music implemented this time around. And the guitar part reminds me of "Good Feeling" by Flo Rida. The lyrics are trashy good fun as well- "that magic in your pants, it's makin me blush." Nice one, Ke$h.

Here's the official lyric video, which was uploaded to her Vevo account earlier today:

I like it. My only qualm with it is that not all of the lyrics are displayed (some of them are even shown in Japanese). Other than that...awesome.

What do you think, animals?? I'm pumped! :D


Monday, September 24, 2012

Nicki Minaj Explosion!

Nicki Minaj is quite the busy woman these days.

The girls throw it right back to the boys.
Nick has a ton of singles coming out right now. She just barely released "The Boys" with Cassie, a tongue-in-cheek poke at...well...the boys over alternating dance beats and acoustic guitar. The track serves to promote the re-release of Nicki's latest album, entitled "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up. BTW, that title is kind of a hot mess. It added onto something that already sounded like a re-release, but oh well. Next will be "Va Va Voom" and I heard rumors about "Marilyn Monroe" after that. For my take on those songs, click here.

As far as featured singles go, "Girl on Fire (Inferno Version)" was released recently. The Nickster gets serious here, as her rapping is almost that of a whisper. Alicia Keys, who is the main artist, belts it out in this triumphant self-empowerment anthem. Also, "Beauty and a Beat" will soon be released as the next single from Justin Bieber's current album, "Believe." Nicki plays around with the Biebs here as he sings that all he needs is "a beauty and a beat." Nice crossover to the clubs, JB, now that you're old enough to go to one. ;)

Lil Wayne also enlisted NM to rap on a song called "Mercy" for his "Dedication 4" mixtape, though it will likely not become a single. Both are badass with a touch of crazy, of course. Production-wise, it's a midtempo grinder. There was slight controversy that arose from the fact that in her verse, Nicki said "I'm a republican votin for Mitt Romney." She cleared up the issue later on Twitter, explaining that it was her alter ego, Roman, saying that; not her. She is a firm supporter of Barack Obama.

Also, Minaj is set to be a judge on American Idol. The panel has been changed quite a bit, actually. With her, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban will join Randy Jackson as judges. The new season will premiere in January. I may or may not watch it, depending on if I have enough time to do so.

Last but not least, here is a creepy/amazing music video with Nicki alongside B.o.B for "Out of My Mind."

 My favorite part is Dr. Minaj. :)

What do you think, fellow Barbz? Can't get enough of Ms. Minaj?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Christina Aguilera has recently gotten back to what she does best: singing about sex.

All I wanna do is love your body.
She has recently released a single called "Your Body." It's about exactly what you think it's about. And it's decently catchy too. Hopefully, this will continue the singer's recent success with ventures like "Moves Like Jagger" with Maroon 5 and popular singing competition reality TV show, The Voice, on which she serves as a coach.

The album that is associated with this song is due on November 13th and will be entitled "Lotus." I sincerely hope that that is not a vagina reference, as she is kinda famous for making such references at this point. I really liked her last album, "Bionic," and feel that it didn't get the success it deserved.

A music video will be out soon, so I'll post it here. I'm rooting for you, Xtina! Are you rooting for CA too?


Here's a teaser for the vid-
Looks like it'll be pretty sexy. :)


Here's another one:
She's such a tease. ;)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Karmin Says "Hello"

I've never talked about this duo before, but I quite like them: Karmin.

Instant Karma
Their most recent single is called "Hello," from the band's debut EP of the same name. It was released a while ago (July), but is only just starting to make an impact on the charts now. Sometimes, it just takes time.

Instant Karmin
This track is mostly rapped, except for singing on the chorus and bridge. Amy Heidemann's flow is like Nicki Minaj had a baby with Ke$ha, which I love. The singing sounds nice too, of course. Lyrically, this song introduces Karmin to the world and speaks of big dreams. The production is that of techno meets pop. Fun stuff. :)

Here's the official music video-
I'm sure it's very symbolic, but I'm not quite sure how.

Besides "Brokenhearted," I consider this to be the best cut from "Hello." I found the rest of the EP to be rather passable. Would you rather say "hello" or "goodbye" to this song?

-Jaken (not stirred)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

And Rihanna's New Single Will Be...

"Cockiness (Love It)"
Suck My Cockiness
Two days from now, this song will be released as Rihanna's next single. Like most of "Talk That Talk," I don't really care for this song. I mean, the dirty lyrics are funny and all,'s a half catchy. In other words, I'm not really diggin the whole mid-tempo thing: catchy, but only halfway. :/

remix has been made, featuring the equally dirty rapper, A$AP Rocky. Yeah...I've never heard of him either.
I really hope your next album is better, Riri.


Monday, September 3, 2012

Evanescence Happenings

No word on the "Lost in Paradise" music video. Come on, guys...
But yeah, I'm still eagerly awaiting the official music video for LIP. As I've stated before, I find it to be (quite possibly) the best song off of Ev's current self-titled album. There is so much that could be done visually with the song that would be just breathtaking. Its lyric video came out in May, so they seem to be taking their time with the actual music video. Let's hope it'll be worth the wait when it finally comes out!

In the mean time, the band has released "The Other Side" as a radio-only single.

Come and take me home.
This song is a classic Evanescence hard rocker laden with suicide-contemplation subject matter. Not my favorite, but I still like it. Here is its lyric video:

Not the best, I gotta say. There are some mistakes (see if you can catch them!) and it's just...not that exciting.

What do you think, music maniacs? Let me know!