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Single Review: Matt Cardle – When We Collide

So series 7 of the UK X Factor is officially over. And by that it means, we finally have a new winner – a new winner we would like not to suffer the fate of Steve Brooks, Shayne Ward (almost), Leon Jackson and the recent Joe McElderry whose new single btw peaked at #68 in the UK charts this week. Anyway, that also means we will not see Cheryl and we’ll be Danii-less until next year. The good thing is One Direction didn’t win and the ‘person who came out of her shell’ Rebecca came 2nd which isn’t really a bad thing since she’d be off to a proper mega career soon. Then there’s Matt Cardle, the once sleeveless Painter-Decorator from Essex who seems to have loads of likable things about him. Although we didn’t expect this, his untimely cover of Biffy Clyro’s ‘Many of Horror’ is a very clever and risque thing to do and we applaud him for that.

It seems that Matt is one of the favourite acts to win since the series started and week by week he gave us stunning big performances in which he utilised his huge vocals to his advantage. So the winner’s single, a cover of an ‘underrated’ track which we seldom get from ‘The X Factor’ with an intended name change just to suit the music buying public’s preference is a brilliant one. Although personally, I prefer the original he did a solid, well-arranged version that will probably zoom into the charts without a doubt. And for the record, it’s a big relief that we won’t have to worry about this winner’s capability of superstardom or eligibility for the Christmas #1. It’s already given.

RELEASED: December 12, 2010 (UK)

LABEL: Syco Music

 

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MUSIC VIDEO: Ke$ha – We R Who We R

As much as I think this is way overdue. I still totally dig this track. The video as usual is still the typical Ke$ha. Still doing what she knows and does best – PARTYING. Hopefully, we’ll see Ke$ha stripped down into something more serious next time. *cough* *cough* ‘The Harold Song’ – would be totally nice. I must say.

 

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MUSIC VIDEO: Cheryl Cole – The Flood

I kinda predicted the video would actually look like this because I don’t want to see another crappy studio shot video. And this I must say is Cheryl’s best yet. Pure, emotional and beautiful as usual. But her voice is still crap compared to Nadine’s. Just sayin’.

 

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SINGLE REVIEW: Bruno Mars – Grenade

It’s highly justifiable that Bruno Mars is one of the best male artists to come out and shower us with amazing talent and music this year. He’s name got the biggest impact as his début single, ‘Just The Way You Are’ became a monster single and went number 1 across the globe. The Filipino-Puerto Rican crooner has a stunning voice and magnificent songwriting skills that carves into the hearts of every girl who hears him. ‘Grenade’ for example is straight to the heart with enough conviction and power to put chills running down on your spine.

‘Grenade’ – another track that speaks of his thoughts about the opposite sex but is somehow opposite to the message of ‘Just The Way You Are’. The big powerful impact of the tracks instruments has provided an extreme atmosphere to the message of the track itself. Bruno sings with enough disappointment in ‘I would go through all this pain, take a bullet strike through my brain…’ – an assuring line that he would do everything for the woman he loves and still won’t get the love he deserves. It’s kind of depressing if you’d look into it but it’s a brilliant song incorporated with an amazing vocal that gives him an assurance that he can do a lot more things than what we know. Mega.

And check out the super cool video below:

 

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MUSIC VIDEO: Aggro Santos & Kimberley Walsh – Like U Like

Britain’s version of Pitbull, Aggro Santos struts his new video and goes Speed dating with Girls Aloud babe Kimberly Walsh in his new single, ‘Like U Like’. The single which is out January 2011 isn’t that hard to like except you could just imagine Kimberly just singing the track solo and it would absolutely rock. I wasn’t too impressed with the song’s production but the addition of Kimberly makes it more appreciable than it is supposed to be. Let it have a few spins and you’re defo hooked to it in no time.

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DAILY BEAT: Nicki Minaj – Save Me

Even though technically Nicki Minaj came into the music scene back in 2007, she certainly is one of the best new acts to actually emerge and give us fire hits and pure talent this year. From being a featured artist in monster tracks, Nicki is finally having her fair share of the limelight. With her impenetrable rapping skills, she pulls off her debut album jam-packed with potential hits. One track that particularly stood out from the bunch is ‘Save Me’ which shows Nicki’s vulnerable side amidst all those hip-hop angst she’s been showing us all along.

‘Save Me’ basically, is the best track from her album as she escorts us to the next level with the track’s electropop smoothness. Not to mention she has an amazing singing voice, she really is the one to be watched for the coming years.

Buy ‘Save Me’ along with the other 12 stunning tracks on Nicki’s debut album, ‘Pink Friday’ released November 22nd.

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FIRST LISTEN: Adele – Rolling In The Deep (New Single)

British Grammy Award winner Adele premieres the much awaited first single off her sophomore album, 21. The track ‘Rolling In The Deep’ will be featured in her new LP set to be released early next year.

‘Rolling In The Deep’ is still pretty much in the same element as Adele’s other tracks from ’19′. You actually don’t expect so much difference from artists like her because the soul in each song is pretty much just the thing you’re looking for. The jazzy, soulful beats of this track isn’t striking at first listen but it’s getting more interesting as you hit the play for a few  more times. Compared to ‘Chasing Pavements’ and the entirety of ’19′, ‘Rolling In The Deep’ is a sign that ’21′ might produce a more adult, contemporary and jazz incorporated with enough soul for our earbuds. Let’s just hope this is true.

 

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MUSIC VIDEO: Rihanna feat. Drake – What’s My Name?

OH NA NA, WHAT’S MY NAME? Red-headed Rihanna and Canadian hip-hop sensation Drake has hit it on with this brand new video for Rihanna’s next single, ‘What’s My Name’. I’m quite disappointed they didn’t have enough skin contact or much exposure as a couple in this video but I think it would be definitely lovely to see them going out together in real life.

LOUD is released November 12th in Australia, November 15th in the UK and 16th in the US.

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FIRST LISTEN: P!nk – Whataya Want From Me

From the moment I knew P!nk co-wrote this track from Adam Lambert’s debut CD , I kind of thought she’d really sing it well. Until recently, she started to perform the track in her Funhouse European tour. I’m not surprised about how she sang it well but I think it perfectly suited both artists’ vocals except that P!nk slightly have an advantage because this is more likely a girls’ song. Nonetheless, it’s not worth comparing P!nk and Adam’s versions because they’re both exceptional. Well done.

‘Whataya Want From Me’ will be made available on P!nk’s new compilation album, ‘Greatest Hits…So Far’ to be released November 15th.

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DAILY BEAT: Ke$ha – Cannibal

I ended the ‘Animal’ era on a negative note when I told myself Ke$ha’s just a party animal who decided to get drunk and make such catchy, record-breaking music. Unfortunately, with the string array of singles she has released – I’m forced to eat those words. From the quirky ‘Tik Tok’ rip-off ‘We R Who We R’, to the  sounds of  ‘Sleazy’ I’m convinced her new EP, ‘Cannibal’ might sound actually a lot better than what I am expecting.

This new track, released to the Australian iTunes (it’s like they’re always getting the new Ke$ha singles) ‘Cannibal’ is ferociously brilliant. With explicitly clever lyrics, ‘Use your finger to stir my tea, And for dessert I’ll suck your teeth, Be too sweet, and you’ll be a goner. Yep, I’ll pull a Jeffrey Dahmer’. and an interesting party beat – you’ll love this the more you spin it. Well, it’s one thing Ke$ha’s music have been proved of.

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