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Nothing against Lady Gaga, but I have to tell you it’s quite refreshing for all of the attention being on someone else for a change – and who better than Madonna. She’s been on a media frenzy, with interview after interview, award show after award show, and this weekend, the highly anticipated Super Bowl Half Time Show.

Earlier this week, Madonna revealed the album artwork for MDNA, last night she revealed a video/song teaser for “Gimme All Your Luvin” on American Idol, and now she’s revealed 15 of the 18 track names from the deluxe edition of the album. With track names like “Girls Gone Wild” and “Gang Bang,” the expectation has been set for a bad ass album.

Seriously thought… “this week of my life is sponsored in part by… Madonna.” Right? The album is available for preorder as of today (February 3). Apparently this is only for a limited amount of time so act fast! Chances are the album will not disappoint.

Check out the track list after the jump…

Madonna Covers The Advocate

In: Music, Random Reads, Tyrell

Madonna is poised to make a big comeback with a new single, new album and a huge performance this Sunday at the Super Bowl. But, for over 30 years, Madonna has been considered one of the gays’ biggest icons in music, fashion and the like. However, some feel like Madonna left us behind when her career truly took off. Madonna sees it a little differently. The material girl takes a moment to explain her side to The Advocate.

“I never left them. When you’re single, you certainly have more time to socialize and hang out with your gay friends, but then you get married and you have a husband and you have children, and your husband wants you to spend time with him. I’m not married anymore, but I have four kids, and I don’t have a lot of time for socializing. I hope nobody’s taking that personally. It certainly was not a conscious decision. As it stands, most of my friends in England are gay. But I’m back. Never fear.”

In the interview, Madonna also recalls living in New York in the 80’s at the height of the AIDS crisis. She explains, “I remember lying on a bed with a friend of mine who was a musician, and he had been diagnosed with this kind of cancer, but nobody knew what it was. He was this beautiful man, and I watched him kind of waste away, and then another gay friend, and then another gay friend, and then another gay friend. They were all artists and all truly special and dear to me.”

Madonna’s Advocate cover looks like an old poster you’d find on poles in the streets of New York promoting her next club show. It reminds us of the Madonna of yesteryear. With her new album coming out, it’ll be exciting to see what persona Madge takes on this time around. Check out Madonna’s full cover below.

Check out Madonna’s full Advocate cover after the jump.

If you thought NBC’s upcoming “Smash” was going to be all about Broadway numbers and jazz hands, you’re sorely mistaken. I, like many of you, thought “Smash” was going to focus on cover songs and original Broadway tunes that would only appeal to a certain demographic. After watching the pilot episode, which I loved BTW, it certainly looked like it was going down that road. Given the new promo released by the network, I think the show is going to surprise us and become more than just the grown-up “Glee”.

In the minute long promo, Katharine McPhee transforms into a sassy club diva. The “American Idol” runner-up belts out a dance track, titled “Touch Me“, worthy enough to hit the clubs. Written and produced by Ryan Tedder, the track has potential to become a dance anthem due to its sexy booming beat. I’m glad to see that the show is offering up some contemporary radio-friendly hits along with show tunes only Broadway lovers SLASH gays would love. Check out the track below.

check out Katharine belting it out after the jump

British boy band The Wanted have been taking over America ever since they landed and hit the ground running with a live performance on The Ellen Show. Now, the boys have been keeping busy touring this massive country, trying to gain a fan base across the pond. From what I can tell by their videos from past shows and what other blogs and sites are saying, the boys are making quite an impression on their new fans.

The boys recently sat down with to answer a few questions about their music, their image and what would be their idea of a dream girl. In a secondary video, asks the boys to translate some British slang for them. Those words include bricking and bullocks just to name a few. Check it out below.

Check out The Wanted translate British slang after the jump.

Channeling Frankenstein’s monster, David Guetta and Nicki Minaj tell quite the story in their new Turn Me On music video. David plays the role of a mad scientist who is creating Nicki, he turns out to be one of his most beautiful creations. Once alive, Minaj takes a stroll through the village and all the others (who are more mannequin-like) don’t approve. Cue the witch-hunt.

While I love that the music video is very effects driven, I feel like they rushed through the storyline and should have extended the song and video to really tell the whole story. However, one of the highlights is when the female mannequins strip off Guetta’s flesh revealing his chainmail body frame. Wow. Guetta’s packing quite the body at 43-years-old. However, as a whole, the teasers made me want more from this video. Check it out below.

Watch the “Turn Me On music video after the jump.

Madonna Reveals Her MDNA Album Cover!

In: Music, Patrick

Madonna just released the artwork for her highly anticipated (as they always are) “MDNA” album due out on March 26. The verdict? I LOVE IT! I’ve given you a little teaser above and the full version can be found later in the post. Of course this is just a tiny dose of Madge in comparison to the fact she’ll be performing at the Super Bowl in a matter of days, debuting a new single called “Give Me All Your Luvin“.

As Tommy would say, the album cover (full version shown below) is “on point”. It perfectly encapsulates all that is Madonna and the direction she seems to be headed into with this album. Most importantly, to me it says “I’m still the Queen of Pop, bitch… Look it up.” LOL.

Check out the full version of the album artwork below.

Check out the album cover after the jump…

I am OBSESSED with The Script for a few reasons. One, as a dancer, there music is the perfect soundtrack to a wonderful contemporary or lyrical jazz piece. For all you non-dancers but dance fans out there, think something Travis Wall would choreograph on So You Think You Can Dance. And two, The Script always masterfully crafts the perfect song with the right mixture of medley and lyric to tug at your heart strings and make you smile or cry, all on the same record.

The second studio album titled Science & Faith definitely contained many of this songs – one of them being If You Ever Come Back. As one of my favorite tracks on the album, I was wary of it ever becoming a single and making the light of day. Imagine my surprise and delight when I discovered that the band had released the track as a single and that it had an accompanying music video. (Insert high pitched squeal here.)

In the video, we watch the group perform inside a circle of folding chairs representative of an alcoholics anonymous meeting or the like. This is intercut with the story of a woman being trapped in a world she can’t leave but a loving stranger on the subway decides to step in and take her to a meeting to get help. The song is so touching on its own and the video definitely does the lyrics justice. Check out the video below.

Watch the “If You Ever Come Back” music video after the jump.

My faith in music has been restored this month. After a stagnant, stale couple of musical months I find myself reinvigorated by great indie bands like Fujiya & Miyagi, Queen of Hearts, and Katy B. Even though I still Ladi Dadi on a daily basis with Wynter and Aoki, a late winter has me hipstering a little more than I’m used to. And so follows a slightly skinny jeans and unwashed hair playlist to suit my mood. Nothing too new, but songs you should know if you already don’t.

1. “Somebody I Used to Know” – Gotye

I’ve spent a lot of time living in Australia, and I was listening to Gotye over there years ago before I even knew who he was. Makes sense considering he had a whopping five years between his last albums! Gotye is truly an artist, and one that tugs on your heart strings and makes you dance at the same time. A few days ago, when it was Australia Day, Triple J, the greatest radio station on earth, as usual had their hottest 100 of the year to celebrate. It was no surprise this song got number 1.

More songs I can’t stop listening to after the jump.

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