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Unlocking The One Direction Catalog, Through Bonus Tracks and “Midnight Memories”

To those of us who have been on this earth for a while, and therefore have observed the slow disintegration of assorted girl- and boybands before, the grief all over the Internet pretty much equalled the writing on the wall … Continue reading

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Learning To Love Hanson’s ‘Anthem’

My relationship with Hanson’s sixth studio album, Anthem, has gone through many phases since it was released two years ago. My love for its predecessor, Shout It Out, had been so complete it couldn’t possibly have measured up to that. … Continue reading

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Bad Blood Brothers

Something is apparently rotten in Jonas world. I’ve written extensively about the various charms of the power-pop glorious siblings – from half-decent TV movies, to earnest solo efforts and featuring prominently on the Sexiest Males Alive list – but the … Continue reading

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Nick, Over Time

It may seem a little curious to accuse an autography of being too self-centered, but that nevertheless was my main takeaway from the episodic and “educational” new self-help/memoir hybrid of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter. In no small part it has … Continue reading

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Bringing Jesse Back

However irregularly this blog has been updated over the years, I have nonetheless managed to single out a couple of recurring characters who have been given extra attention. There’s Hanson, of course, to whom we will hopefully return shortly for … Continue reading

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Waiting for Hanson’s ‘Anthem’

A certain hack columnist has for years been arguing that our globalized world is now «flat», but even in the supposedly ever-flattening world of the music industry there are still some limitations to the global availability of music, at least … Continue reading

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“Hallelujah, the trouble’s gone”

How distinct are The Killers, really? This might be a dull question, at least so long as their cocky and luxurious rock works as well as it does on the band’s fourth studio album, Battle Born. Well, their number one signature … Continue reading

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