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Sia “1000 Forms of Fear” Track by Track Review

Posted By: Kaleb Anderson · 7/23/2014 3:50:00 PM

1. “Chandelier”
The YOLO anthem of the summer is here! Sia opens the album with a party starter. The song is about living for tonight and enjoying herself even if its by herself. She expresses her disappointment in her shameful celebration of life; which nods to listeners that she isn’t used to living on the wild side. The tempo gradually speeds up until it hits the chorus and you hear drums and the bass guitar stand out against the lyrics. This song will make listeners want to get up and dance.

2. “Big Girls Cry”
This song stresses the struggle and the fall of a proud woman. The steady piano anthem allows Sias’ lyrical talents to shine. “Tough girl in the fast lane, no time for love, no time for hate.” Although this is a great follow up song to “Chandelier”, it sounds like a song that Beyonce rejected. I ...

I want the old Kanye back!

Posted By: Kaleb Anderson · 7/21/2014 3:41:00 PM

“I’m a porcupine. I’m a blowfish. Like, I’m a – what’s the name of that fish that blows up?” Yeezus, our lord and savior, has recently blessed us all with an interview and photo shoot with GQ. Call me crazy, but I seriously think that Kanye needs to be locked up in a mental institution. Mr. West used to the artist we jammed to at summer beach parties and was our doctor after hard breakups. From “Stronger” to “Heartless,” hit after hit he destroyed the hip-hop industry with his catchy choruses and dark twists on love and success. Now its all about Kim and his luxurious Air Yeezies.

“I am a black American male from Chicago who had my wedding rehearsal in Versailles and then got married in Florence with a view of the entire city,” he told GQ interviewer, Zach Baron. Really Kanye? I believe that his obsession with ...

Music Monday: Auto-Tune

Posted By: Tyler Sutton · 7/21/2014 3:07:00 PM

What is auto-tune and why do people use it? This software was originally created in 1997 by Antares Audio Technologies, and was used to correct off-key note,s which allowed the music to be perfectly tuned for the listeners to love. Auto-Tune been highly used by music artists like the Black Eyed Peas, Jason Derulo, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, T- Pain, Rihanna and many other artists. Auto-tune is taking over the people of pop culture.

Recently there has been a debate about artist Britney Spears and whether or not she can sing without Auto-Tune. Her song, “Alien,” leaked without Auto-Tune, was something something that I did not like. I understand why she decides to use Auto-Tune because it is something as listeners that we are used to hearing from her and other artists. I thought that without Auto-tune, her voice was unappealing. People commented on her video saying that she ...

The Neighbourhood brings Sweater Weather to Atlanta — in July!

Posted By: Alexandria Wilson · 7/18/2014 4:26:00 PM

Everything from my shoulders on down to my hips was squished between the different bodies that were packed around me while we waited for The Neighbourhood to take the stage on Tuesday night at the Masquerade Music Park.  

The heat from everyone around me was unbearable and made it somewhat difficult to breathe. I was glad that the concert was held outside. I don’t think anyone would have been able to stand for two hours inside the Masquerade nightclub without the occasionally cool summer’s breeze wafting through the wall of bodies, cooling us down as we waited. People lucky enough to be closer to the stage were sprayed with water by the stagehands. Unfortunately, I was just outside of the water’s reach.

Not only was the heat an issue, but the overcast sky threatened to rain just like the last time the Neighbourhood played Atlanta. Fortunately, Mother Nature had ...

2014 MTV VMA nominations

Posted By: Kaleb Anderson · 7/17/2014 3:33:00 PM

Another round of award shows is getting started with the ESPY’s, Teen Choice Awards, and the Emmy Awards. Today, the MTV VMA officials just dropped the nominations list. The MTV VMAs is one of the most popular award shows among teens. The MTV Awards isn’t necessarily the most fashionable awards show. Traditionally, artists and celebrities take fashion risks or tone down their individual look. Usher, an award show veteran, will be performing and Ariana Grande will be performing as well. The 2014 VMA’s airs August 24, 2014. Some of the nominees are below. The link to go vote is here, where you can also see all the nominees. 

Video of the Year
– Beyoncé ft. Jay Z, “Drunk In Love”
– Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX, “Fancy”
– Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball”
– Pharrell Williams, “Happy”
– Sia, “Chandelier”

Best Hip-Hop Video
– Childish Gambino, “3005″
– Drake ft. Majid ...