By K. Cole
The Black Gaga, Kills brings the dark side of dance in an intoxicating mix of familiar pop vocals, slightly sinister lyrics, and solid beats, care of Kanye West production. Already opening for Katy Perry on tour, this album will definitely fill the gap for those who love the beat but also have a penchant for black vinyl S&M.
Best Cut: “Mirrors”
Location: Your local sex club, Friday night.
Sister Kane has been shaking her ample sisters since the early 80s, and now with her new release cowritten by one of the best blues guitarists Laura Chavez, she’ll be taking her show on the road with some hard blues bi-fuel.
Best Cut: “Walkin’, Talkin’ Haunted House”
Location: The Parkside packed.
British Pop Idol star, out since 2002 and proudly, delivers what this voice deserves – a strong, sensual and sophisticated collection. Reminiscent of new wave in its sound and design, but strictly modern in its sensibility, if you don’t download this one, I’d be questioning your sexuality.
Best Cut: “Silent Valentine”
Location: The Café’, Wednesday afternoon too early.
He’s gorgeously pristine in his modeling shots, his hair and his music, but does that make for beautiful music? Here McElderry tackles some of the classics in perhaps the most antiseptic Italian diction ever heard outside a high school language class. Ah, the sophomoric arrogance.
Best Cut: “To Where You Are”
Location: Not in my house.