“This regular feature will review new songs available on the iTunes music store. The songs are chosen only from the new releases, not necessarily new singles heard on the radio. Ratings are based on one to five stars, just as they would be reviewed on iTunes.””
This regular feature will review new songs available on the iTunes music store. The songs are chosen only from the new releases, not necessarily new singles heard on the radio. Ratings are based on one to five stars, just as they would be reviewed on iTunes.
Danity Kane – Damaged
The first single off their second album, which debuted number one on the Billboard charts, is an example of the dynamic fusion of these five singers’ vocal talents.
The song is the singers cry of the nature of relationships, that they are tired of broken hearts and their mistreatment by men.
It veers away from being a male-bashing song, but the undertones of failed relationships because of the men is apparent.
The song injects aspects of synth pop into its mostly vocal styling.
Listening to powerful voices try to follow in staccato or singing over synthesized feedback noise causes this song to be less than what it should be.
Even with these faults, the song still merits a listen.
Gnarls Barkley –
Following their successful first album and commercial success of their song Crazy, the duo, Danger Mouse and vocalist Cee-Lo Green, return with more of a rock-influenced song than the pop song that made them famous.
The opening guitars and vox play like angelic strings, then transition into the drum machine and synthetic organ music backing Cee-Lo’s mix of rap and singing.
His vocal talents powerfully emerge with the return of the light guitars, then mellows as the organ plays solo.
Gnarls Barkley have another successful single that is not as annoying as the overplaying of their first release was after its overwhelming radio play.
Fans of Blur will find plenty of similarity between that band’s style of music and the British rock band Switches’ new single.
Matty Bishop’s vocal talents are genuine, and he departs enough from Damon Albarn’s sound from Blur, the rest of the band is too similar to make this original enough.
Too overripe with noise, feedback, distorted yells and the similarity to another popular band, make this song almost forgettable.
Those familiar with British Rock may find it worth the download, but too many will turn the station when it appears on the radio.