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Christina Aguilera performs “Beautiful” at Breakthrough Prize Awards and reminds us why pop needs her back

Christina Aguilera performed “Beautiful” at Breakthrough Prize Awards held at Mountain View, California and hosted by Seth MacFarlance on November 9 and to be honest, the performance was literally ‘flawless’, something we don’t see much these days. If you have been following music performances recently, you’d remember the ‘shaky’ performance by Mariah Carey. Christina Aguilera […]

This Week’s New Single Releases (16th February 2014)

My A-Z round up of the new singles available for digital download this week.

A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera – ‘Say Something’
Here’s a slow-paced piano-led ballad that is programmed to pull at your heart-strings and certainly feels like the post-Valentines come down. ‘Say Something’ is a song that you really want to go somewhere but it doesn’t quite build on its initial concept; a huge chorus never really appears. The verse is touching and well balanced between the vocals of the main singer and guest artist Aguilera over some swelling strings and it finally brings a bit more power in the final third. It’ll fit nicely over the touching end of a television drama but not sure how strong it is on its own, but it’s a well meaning tear-jerker if you’re in the right frame of mind. (6.5/10)
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This Week’s New Single Releases (10th November 2013)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. AlunaGeorge – ‘Best Be Believing’ (EP) Backed up with a selection of remixes, the title track of the ‘Best Be Believing’ EP, AlunaGeorge’s fifth single, is a bit more tangible than their previous hits, and Aluna’s distinctive voice is still a stand […]

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This week’s new single releases – 28 April

This week’s new single releases – 28 April Phil Lickley’s weekly roundup of new single releases. Amplify Dot – ‘Kurt Cobain’ [rating:3/5] Refreshingly delivering a female rapper to the listing in a male-dominated feed, Amplify Dot’s second hit named after the Nirvana singer is a well constructed affair peppered with some intriguing audio hooks, but […]

This weeks single releases – 4 November

Single Reviews – 4 November Philip Lickley takes us through the pick of the coming weeks single releases… Christina Aguilera – ’Your Body’ [rating:2/5] Buy: Your Body The first cut from Aguilera’s upcoming seventh album is a let-down after her previously strong hits such as ‘Candyman’, ‘Not Myself Tonight’ and her guest vocals on Maroon […]