Articles tagged katy perry

From the Bleachers to Cheer Captain: The Devolution of Taylor Swift

Whereas universality and populism mark Taylor Swift's early years, with her recent LP 1989 she has become the cheer captain she once railed against.

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21 Oct 2013 // 2:06 AM

Katy Perry: Prism

Katy Perry is still very much in her songwriting groove with Prism, but the more time you spend with it, the more apparent it is that she's actually stuck in a rut.

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20 Aug 2013 // 11:06 PM

John Mayer: Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley confirms that the country rock of 2012's Born & Raised was no one-off, and more importantly it demonstrates that this is the music John Mayer was meant to make all along. All these years later, the Mellow Mafia has a new capo.

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Lady Gaga’s Round of “Applause” (single review)

As Gaga and Perry go toe-to-leopard-print-toe, it's obvious which diva comes out on top. Shame then that neither track are indicative of either artist's actual strengths ...

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Katy Perry’s “Roar” Is Surprisingly Tame

After breaking records and becoming one of the biggest millennial pop stars in the world, Katy Perry's big comeback single is surprisingly safe, timid, and -- worst of all -- just plain boring.

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West Coast Sound: Is Disney Victim to the “Decision Illusion”?

Is Disney's decision to let go of its subsidiary Marvel's entire West Coast marketing team a sound one? The question is certainly nowhere near as interesting as what this decision signals about the entertainment industry as a whole.

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7 Mar 2011 // 7:05 AM

The Year in Music: August 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable events in the world of music, here’s what happened in August 2010.

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14 Feb 2011 // 7:00 AM

Rewinding the 53rd Annual Grammys

Performance-filled show often gave excellent tributes to music greats, but barely passed out any awards. This is going to be a long post!

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4 Feb 2011 // 8:00 AM

Guessing the Grammys

Predictions on who will win what in the biggest categories, based on industry hype and a little guessing about the academy’s voters.

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3 Feb 2011 // 10:55 AM

The Year In Music: June 2010

June 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a month of successful releases and summer concerts.

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‘Sesame Street’ Has More to Be Worried About Than Katy Perry’s Low-Cut Top

Unfortunately, all debates about breasts ever seem to do is draw attention away from the real points of concern.

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May This Summer Be Your Best Summer of Bad

Thus begins a few months of eschewing good taste and judgment, and finding some time to behave badly. If you’re so inclined to join me, follow these tips for a successful sunny season…

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Eleven thousand hopeful Los Angelinos filled the Rose Bowl to audition in front of Randy, Kara, and Simon, plus the wizened gaze of guest judge

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Yesterday, Katy Perry’s new MTV Unplugged CD/DVD combo was released. Check out videos for all seven songs: 1. “I Kissed a Girl” 2. “Ur So

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SAN DIEGO - Uh-oh! Katy Perry’s born-again minister parents were in the house. How would pop’s new poster child for sexual experimentation deal

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Katy Perry: One of the Boys

Katy Perry overstates her own rebellion, undermines her strongest selling points.

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