Sony MDR V55: good sound, great price

This may have busted my budget by a good $7. But it is worth the buy, at least for a pair of budget cans. The first huge benefit any audiophile would appreciate is the impressive,  well-rounded sound quality which is just a notch below the perfection that quality brands like Klipsch offer. For some with…

Dissecting the Gangnam Wave

Let’s talk Gangnam-style. After 2 initial failures, PSY has become the first Korean music act to make it big across the Pacific, capturing an international market. No one can doubt that the Gangnam track on his 6th album, PSY’s Best 6th Part 1, is fun, catchy and brings smiles to the faces of people in the midst of a global downturn.…

J.Lo Wants to Dance Again

When a Billboard multi-charted act reaches a certain maturity, out comes the almost mandatory ‘Greatest Hits’ Album. For R&B diva, Jennifer Lopez, 43,  the time has come to release her Greatest Hits in her latest album, Dance Again… the Hits (2012). J.Lo has even gone to the extent of giving this compilation album its own…

Fortune, Wild Ones disappoint critics

American Rappers Chris Brown and Flo Rida may have had their fair share of successes back in the days of their respective Platinum selling singles ‘Kiss Kiss” and “Right Round”. However, both their latest releases, though topping the charts immediately on their release date (3 July) at #1 and #14 respectively, have largely failed to impress…

Living Things tops charts, miffs fans

Best selling, chart topping alternative rock band Linkin Park’s Living Things has within 3 weeks since release hit No. #1 on Billboard Charts all around the world, already achieving Gold Certification in places like Australia and Japan where fans have held steadfast. This achievement comes barely 2 years after the multiple successes of A Thousand Suns (2010) that featured major…

Solid new Wolves captivate rock market

  Solid State Records has done it again. Since the disbanding of one of metalcore’s most popular bands, Haste The Day, there has been a gaping hole at the heart of this top selling US label. After almost a year of hunting, talent scouts have discovered a replacement big enough to fill that gap: a worthy wolfpack…

Metal concert tour burns red-hot

Avid metal fans in Singapore have waited too long to catch American Metalcore band August Burns Red and Post-Hardcore band Blessthefall ‘live’ in concert, but most concert attendees agree that the wait was more than worthwhile. On-site reporter, Moses, files this report from the August Burns Red x Blessthefall concert tour at TAB: 30 April, 2012 “The anticipation outside TAB was so…