Danity Kane "Damaged"

With their excellent new single “Damaged”, Diddy’s Danity Kane show signs of actually being able to transcend their early-“poor man’s Pussycat Dolls” tag and possibly emerge as a solid equivalent to the pre-fabricated girl group ensembles ruling the roost overseas (Girls Aloud, Sugababes). A perfect summation of the international dance-pop sound they doggedly pursued on […]

Mariah Carey featuring The-Dream "Touch My Body (Remix)"/ The-Dream featuring Young Jeezy "I Luv Your Girl (Remix)"

“There’s a camera up in here/ Load that right on up to YouTube,” The-Dream smirks; but he knows better, quickly following up that line with the elementary school cop-out, “I’m just playing”. Even if he co-penned Carey’s recent smash, Mr. “American Dream” is too smart to go up against the leggy diva on this remix, […]

Jesse McCartney "Leavin’"

Jesse McCartney never seemed like the rest of the Disney-approved B-list tween pop stars taking over the industry in recent years. Not only because of acting credentials on non-Cable television programs (“All My Children”, “Summerland”), but also because his favorable brand of pop-soul (the Maroon 5-ish “Right Where You Want Me”, or “She’s No You”, […]

Neon Neon "I Lust U"

Neon Neon (the side project from Super Furry Animals’ lead Gruff Rhys and electronic musician Boom Bip) focus on the plasticity of celebrity romance on “I Lust U”, a nerdy synth-pop nugget in which Rhys role-plays alongside Welsh singer/ songwriter Cate Le Bon. A charming indulgence in the ’80’s wide-eyed affection for robo-pop songcraft, the […]