Rich Juzwiak

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  • 5 years ago

    How's this for an understatement: Beyoncé's fourth album finds her hollering, "I care." That's like a hurricane saying, "I blow." Beyoncé doesn't merely care! Her essence trembles with feeling! She seizes with emotion! Her voice flut...

  • 5 years ago | Interviews

    If the '80s are defined by excess, perhaps no body of work is more endemic of that age than that of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman (collectively known as Stock Aitken Waterman), the production trio who ruled British radio at the end of ...

  • 6 years ago

    Not even the concept of retrospect is immune to Kate Bush’s charms. Her new album, Director’s Cut (Fish People), is a second stab at songs from two post-peak albums in her oeuvre, 1989’s The Sensual World and 1993’s The Red Sho...

  • 6 years ago

    Fame has been demystified enough for us to know that the adage “Fake it till you make it” does not go far enough. As a culture, we watch celebrities with such scrutiny, we understand that making it isn’t even half the battle—ke...

  • 6 years ago

    All the world's a stage, and singer-songwriter Jessie J's corner of it looks something like American Idol (or maybe X Factor, since she's a Brit). The 23-year-old's debut, Who You Are, is not so much an album as it is a pleading, 50-minute auditio...

  • 6 years ago

    Britney Spears doesn't need to say anything of consequence to be relevant—after all, she hasn't yet and her career is thriving, 13 years in. She doesn't even need to bother with dancing (the closest thing she has to a formidable talent)&mdas...


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