You know you’re excited. We’ve been waiting for it for a while now. With all of the leaks that have hit the net in the last week, our whistle is wet with anticipation for Lady Gaga’s much talked about and acclaimed album Born This Way. Before songs were even leaked, Mother Monster herself claimed that this album was the best pop record of all time. Will the critics agree?
The LA Times was one of the first to get out an early review of the disc and while many of Gaga’s Little Monsters are loving the tracks, the Times felt that the music didn’t match her overtly dominant message. They wished that she would have taken as many risks musically as she does with her lyrics. They also noted that many of the tracks felts like dumbed down Daft Punk tracks or rejects from a Basement Jaxx record in 1999.
The leaks from the album that I’ve heard, I quite enjoy but then again, I just love pop music and am not expecting Lady Gaga to take big risks musically, especially when she is pairing herself with producers RedOne and Fernando Garibay. The album is available in a single disc and double disc special edition. I personally, cannot wait to hear the full, finished product.
NKOTBSB first surprised and delighted fans when they took the stage together for a medley at the sold out New Kids On The Block Radio City Music Hall show in June 2010. The two groups wowed audiences again in their first joint televised performances at both the American Music Awards this past November and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2010. The NKOTBSB album comes to coincide with the historic NKOTBSB national tour that begins in May 2011 and includes the Top 5 classic songs from each group as voted by their fans PLUS newly recorded material from the collected members including the new single “Don’t Turn Out The Lights” and a mash-up of hits from both groups a la their electrifying first televised performance as an on-stage collective on the 2010 AMAs. The NKOTBSB album package also includes an exclusive tour poster, personalized messages from each band member and brand-new never-before-seen photos from the ultimate boy band collaboration. This is a must for anyone who’s a fan on New Kids On The Block or Backstreet Boys.
Glee: The Music, Volume 6, the final official album release of Glee’s phenomenal second season, brings you all the best from the latest six episodes. With the return of fan favorites Kristin Chenowith on Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” Jonathan Groff on Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” and Gwyneth Paltrow on Adele’s “Turning Tables,” Glee: The Music, Volume 6 has something for everyone. Among the 18 tracks, Glee: The Music, Volume 6 features 3 new and original tracks including “As Long As You’re There” (featuring Charice), the stunning duet “Pretending,” and “Light Up The World” a New Direction’s showcase co-written by Max Martin.
Brad Paisley, This Is Country Music is led by the hit single and title track, “This Is Country Music,” which exploded on the country radio charts. The album includes special guest appearances on songs like “Old Alabama (Featuring Alabama)” and “Remind Me (Duet With Carrie Underwood).” Paisley has 18 #1 singles to his name with album sales of more than 12 million. Paisley is also a three-time Grammy winner, a four-time ACM Top Male Vocalist, and is once again nominated for the ACM Awards Top Male Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year.
Torches, the highly anticipated debut album by Foster The People, is the soundtrack for an eternal summer. Produced by Paul Epworth (Adele + Florence and the Machine), Rich Costey (Muse + Interpol), and Greg Kurstin (Beck + Red Hot Chili Peppers), Torches delivers on both the promise of their breakthrough chart-topping single Pumped Up Kicks and the promise of this young band out of Los Angeles. “We just want people to feel better about their lives.” The sound is universally uplifting combining influences from alternative’s greats mixed with songs that make you dance. “Accessible yet challenging, gleaming yet gritty, pop yet petrifying: Foster The People are a fresh evolution of modern music.”
Three are dead. Who is Number four? From Director D.J. Caruso (Disturbia), producer Michael Bay (Transformers) and the Emmy-winning writers of TV’s Smallville, comes this gripping, action-packed thriller. John Smith (Alex Pettyfer) is an extraordinary teen masking his true identity to elude a deadly enemy sent to destroy him. Living with his guardian (Timothy Olyphant) in the small town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected life-changing events – his first love (Dianna Agron, TV’s Glee), powerful new abilities and a secret connection to the others who share his incredible destiny. Complete with deleted scenes and more, I Am Number Four is an explosive suspense-filled ride that will take you to the edge of your seat and beyond.
From a director of Shrek 2 comes your chance to step into the secret world of garden gnomes – Gnomeo & Juliet. Perfect for the whole family, this fresh and funny makeover of one of the world’s most timeless story features music from Sir Elton John, and the voice talents of Emily Blunt, James McAvoy and sir Michael Caine. Caught up in a feud between neighbors, Gnomeo and Juliet must overcome as many obstacles as their namesakes. But with flamboyant pink flamingoes and epic lawnmower races, can this young couple find lasting happiness? Complete with hilarious never-before-seen bonus features, Gnomeo & Juliet is an out-of-the-ordinary animated comedy your entire family will love. We just gnome it!
The royal wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton will be a event to remember for a lifetime, and BBC Video will have the official commemorative DVD of the event on sale just four short weeks after the April 29 event! This wonderful keepsake will capture all the pomp and pageantry of the historic occasion like no other memento. The DVD will include the complete ceremony plus a highlights from the official BBC pre- and post-wedding coverage. Lovers of the crown will want to own the official commemorative DVD of this most delightful of events, the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.