At what point did teen girls suddenly just become wrong? "Serious" music fans seem to have universally accepted a critique of quality that befalls any artist who willingly sells to the rabid teen girl market and stigmatized the fans who dare to sometimes be male or at least above the age of 18. It's ... More >>
This week, teen-idol-of-the-moment Justin Bieber released his second proper full-length, Believe, a record studded with cameos by the likes of Drake and Nicki Minaj and stuffed with different styles of musicfrom R&B to simply sung acoustic-guitar balladry to something that's either arena rock ... More >>
Tuesday, August 16
Better than: Waiting in line outside of the frathouse bathroom.
When I was in college, people would party to music by Lil' Jon. (Yes, I'm old.) They said his catchphrases, as learned through Dave Chappelle DVDs. (Like I said: old.) They danced to his s ... More >>
I should start by stating by own critical bias. When last week I told my younger, Bieber-loving sister that I'd be seeing Justin Bieber's 3D movie on Friday night at Union Square, she told me straight up that if I were to write a negative review she would kick me out of the family. Still, nei ... More >>
Now, leaving aside the semantics of the "Free ____" meme, let's just review here for a second. Back in November, word of a scheduled appearance by the young Island Def Jam signee and Usher protégé Justin Bieber at Long Island's Roosevelt Field Mall resulted in a stampede that shattered the arm o ... More >>
We've watched with some amusement as Asher Roth's air of commercial inevitability has had a few holes punched in it since the release of Asleep in the Bread Aisle, a record that ended up promising infinitely more than it could deliver. (Put another way: he made a bad album. This conversation would ... More >>