Monday, June 25, 2012

ArtistoftheWeek:Marina & the Diamonds 6/25/12-7/2/12

 Marina Diamondis has evolved. It's very apparent by how she carried herself back then performing live and how she carries herself now. It is also shown through her music how much more open she is to people than how she was before. Sucks that a bad break up had to get her that way. Anyways, despite her personal life, her music has always been a snarky yet welcoming slice of Pop. She gives you a strong attitude with her vocals and then comforts you with her sensitive lyrics. It's nice.
Her first album, The Family Jewels, was a great perspective on going into the music industry and having to change one self to fit in with a group of potential fans. The pressures and insecurities shown in the album was raw and covered over with a sweet sense of pop. Her second album, which released this year, Electra Heart, was more focused on the highs and lows of love (as I mentioned earlier, bad break-up). With her second album she opened up more with working with more producers with different songs that she wrote for the album. She invited Dr. Luke, the creator of Ke$ha, Diplo, known for being well Diplo, and a returning producer Greg Kurstin and many other producers got their hands-on experience of working with Marina. The result came out to be an amazing album that topped the charts in the UK and has received great reviews from critics for it's unique style.
The more Marina opens up the more she is welcomed by the music industry and the world. Hopefully with her next album she'll open up just enough that it'll catch attention to everyone and top the charts all over the world (or just be better than Electra Heart, whatever she does I'll be happy either way).
Free Downloads
Oh No!
 ~You like Pop/Rock? You'll love Marina & the Diamonds.~ 

Monday, June 18, 2012

ArtistoftheWeek:Kimbra 6/18/11-6/25/11

 Kimbra is an answer to many music lovers who are tired of the clubs, sex, money and promiscuity. Many people have heard of her from Gotye's hot chart topping single, "Somebody That I Used To Know". Where she sang a great female perspective of a hurtful break-up. Now she's singing about marriage. and love, and success and fitting in. She's singing about practically everything under the sun except club stuff.
Her debut album Vows is a great pop album that offers a different style to it than most modern day pop music. She provides amazing scatting and Jazz-elements in her tracks while writing lyrics that have been of course Kiwi-inspired (Kiwi is an Australian/New Zealand culture). Kimbra is showing herself in this album. After working so hard for the past 7 years of her life experimenting with different styles trying to figure out how to portray herself through her music has been an obstacle challenge but has paid of big time for her debut. She won an ARIA (Austalian Grammy) for her Vows album and has topped the Billboard charts for being at #13 in the first week of her Vows release in the US. Her album became the #1 iTunes Pop album and #2 iTunes album overall (right behind John Mayer but pfft on Mayer). As a fellow music lover who has watched a hard working artist build her way to the top is rewarding and Kimbra's journey has only just begun for her.
Free Downloads
Something In The Way You Are

P.S. If you want to know, the album is WORTH the money! You can get it for 9.99 from Target with extra bonus tracks! Her album also has a lyric booklet for just in case you like to sing-a-long with Kimbra you can when you by Vows physically from Best Buy, Target (best place to buy it) or Barnes & Nobel.

~Kimbra will not disappoint~

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

It's Been A Long Time

Yeah, yeah I know I know...

Well life happened and then plans happened and then school and then girls and then etc, etc....

But now I'm coming back!

Mark your calendars everybody!

JUNE 18th 2012

Be There...


P.S. This time around some AOTWs may be "recycled".
Recycled just means that any Artist might have been featured on but not on blogger will be an ArtistoftheWeek again. This'll just be a way to keep up to date on what the artist has done since 2005/2006 and show many new fans of AOTW who they are.

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