Emale Gray

CONTRIBUTIONS

Shortcuts—Asher Roth

Asher Roth's debut rap album Asleep in the Bread Aisle is caught somewhere between a motivational speech and Lady Gaga’s drunken anthem “Just Dance.”

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April 24, 2009

Shortcut—Keri Hilson's In a Perfect World...

After writing for Britney Spears, Keri Hilson successfully traverses the border between producer/songwriter and recording artist.

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April 3, 2009

Shortcuts—Kelly Clarkson's All I Ever Wanted

Appealing lyrics and production make All I Ever Wanted a welcome improvement over Clarkson's last album, My December.

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March 15, 2009

Top 5 Top 40 Albums of 2008

We top our hats to the top 5 of the top 40 of the bottom year we call 2008.

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January 9, 2009

Shortcuts—Beyoncé's I Am...Sasha Fierce

On her latest release, Beyoncé attempts to showcase her human side, as well as her stage persona, Sasha Fierce. Clearly, this idea for commercial success is about as lucrative as adding the surname Christ Superstar and believing it to be true.

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November 18, 2008

Shortcuts—Lady GaGa's The Fame

There is one Stefani who has not only succeeded at redefining the pop genre, but has inspired some of mainstream music’s top artists to follow suit.

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November 4, 2008

Shortcuts—Nora Casey

A self-proclaimed “Funky White Bitch” by the name of Nikka Costa wholeheartedly revives a genre that Teenie Marie defined: blue-eyed soul.

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October 31, 2008

Pussycat Dolls - Doll Domination

Ever since the Spice Girls said goodbye to the music world, the girl-group genre has been at an all-time low, rife with groups devoid of lyrical and musical substance.

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October 4, 2008

Shortcuts: Robyn—Robyn

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May 6, 2008

Shortcuts: Mariah Carey—E=MC^2

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April 15, 2008