Posts Tagged ‘Haley Isaacson’

Last week, Demi Lovato’s highly anticipated third studio album “Unbroken” was released, and let me tell you, it should be caged up again.  I’ll be honest, I was excited for the album.  Despite Demi Lovato’s tween audience, I think she is a very talented singer.  She has–or I should say had–a very strong and confident sense to her voice that made it something worth listening too.  The album’s first single “Skyscraper,” which is incredibly inspirational, even suckered me in. But fuck was I wrong.

This album is all over the place.  It starts off with a track featuring Missy Elliott and Timbaland, then somehow makes it down to the emotional “Skyscraper” and ends with a Wizz Dumb (Who? Yeah, I don’t know either) remix of the single.

Entertainment Weekly puts my thoughts perfectly in a review they wrote on the album.  The article quotes “There are two ways for pop stars to make a Survivor Album: either power-sing through your problems like Christina Aguilera, or make like Rihanna and dance ’till you forget what you’re supposed to be getting over. On her first release since checking out of rehab, Demi Lovato wants to have it both ways.”  In my opinion, you can’t have it both ways.  Sorry, Demi.

But don’t take my word for it.  Here is the Spotify link to “Unbroken,” and below is her single “Skyscraper”:

-Hayley Isaacson

If you don’t know who Florence Welch is, her London-bred band Florence + the Machine, is responsible for the one-hit wonder “Dog Days are Over.”  Let me define what I mean by one-hit wonder.  One-hit wonder in the sense that the rest of the world, including yourself probably, has not been able to process the sheer brilliance that is her debut album “Lungs.” Shame on you for not listening to anything other than the Top 40.

Florence + the Machine’s sophomore album, “Ceremonials” is currently creeping through music headlines, with a set release date October 31.  F&TM have already personally leaked two of the singles from the album, “What The Water Gave Me,” and  last week’s, “Shake It Out.”

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Adele, Florence and the Machine, Jessie J, and now Ellie Goulding.  Combine Elton John covers with Bassnectar remixes, and you’re bound to get people talking.

Ellie Goulding, a 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Hereford, England is the newest face to the British music scene.  Goulding took Europe by storm with her debut album “Lights,” and it proved to become the largest and quickest selling debut album of 2010 in Britain.

Ellie is now slowly but surely making a name for herself in the United States.  And the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Pairing her folk roots with modern day techno and dubstup influences, Goulding has connected two of the most contrasting genres in the industry today.

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