Friday, May 4, 2012

POP News in Review - Friday, May 4th

There is LOTS of POP news to report this week!  From the sad to the exciting, here are the stories that have us gutted or giddy.

Ke$ha talks about her place in POP
Ke$ha covers the latest issue of V Magazine this week.  In an interview, she opened up about her new music & how she views herself by comparison to other POP performers.  "I do feel like there are the pop stars of the world and then I’m like their dirty little sister, running around with sh*t on my face in combat boots because I can’t walk in heels," she confessed.  Although a bit concerned about Ke$ha's future in POP, we both appreciate her candor & honesty.  Catch the next issue of V Magazine on May 10 for more Ke$ha goodies.

A Glimpse at Gotye's Next Album
Unlikely POP sensation Gotye told NME that his next record will be more "traditional."  We're not quite sure what he means by that, but I guess we've gotta get used to sitting & twiddling our thumbs, as he also said it will be "years" until he is ready to release his new album.  We say take your tiiiiime Gotye!  With all the financial success behind the Somebody I Used to Know engine (which is still rolling) we want him to enjoy all the luxuries of a global POP star.

Electra Heart is Released... on Bail
On Monday Electra Heart was released to mixed & negative reviews by critics (although BBC Music did give Marina a fair nod in their article).  We are a little bit surprised by this, as both of us agree that Electra Heart, though not perfect, is one of the best POP albums of 2012 so far.  More on Marina to come this weekend.

RIP Adam Yauch
Adam Yauch, aka MCA, founding member of the legendary hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, passed away today after a battle with cancer. He was only 47 years old.  We recognize that the Beastie Boys may be a bit "before your time" for some of our readers, but we can assure you that without the massive influence & success of the Beastie Boys, there would be no Gym Class Heroes, no Hoodie Allen, no Lana Del Rey & no Ke$ha.  As explained by Pitchfork, the Beastie Boys "were instrumental in making hip-hop a global, mainstream force."  We lost an icon today.

For a full obituary of Adam Yauch, click here.


Gregory & Minna

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