Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hough starts country career with debut

Released: May 20, 2008

Two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champion Julianne Hough moves from the dance floor to the airwaves with the release of her debut Julianne Hough (Mercury Nashville Records) album and the result is not bad for a start.

But looks like there is such a drive to be the next superstar (a lá American Idol). However, if Michelle Branch, who starred out in pop music and had success with country music with The Wreckers debut album Stand Still, Look Pretty (Maverick Records) then I guess and hope that success for Hough.

There is one thing that I do think that Hough should work on, and that is have more vocal training. If you saw the performance on ABC's Good Morning America, at least for me there was no excitment with her music. She actually looked like a trophy standing up there. I don't know...but hey, I have to be honest.

Well, at least her brother makes an appearance on "Dreaming Under The Same Moon":

It's not always easy being this far apart
But don't you get the feeling
We're connected at the heart

And we're dreaming under the same moon
Under the same stars
I close my eyes, wishin'
I'm gonna see you soon
When I see that night sky glowin'
There's a peace I get from knowin'
That we're dreaming under the same moon
Under the same stars tonight

With this, the question did come up, will brother Derek follow with his own album?

Rating: 3 out 5

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Morissette goes techno and 'Underneath'

After the success of her debut album Jagged Little Pill (Warner Bros./Maverick Records) in the mid-90s, Alanis Morissette has return and the lead single, "Underneath" from the upcoming album Flavors Of Entanglement (Warner Bros. Records) set for release on June 10, the first studio album in four years she is able to explain the personal side of her that continues to be the success that made her a household names.

With precise sound, (being her voice) she has time to explore what inspires her, (did you see the NBC Today Show for the last week?) she is unafraid, and exposed:

There is no difference
In what we're doing here
That doesn't show up as big as it does out there
So why spend all our time undressing our bandages
When we've the ultimate key to the cause
right here all underneath

Just for the lyrics itself, Morissette has never been afraid of telling it like it is. If you need a reminder, just go back and playback Jagged Little Pill. However, it is the fact that Morissette is able to take whatever inspires herself and turn it into a song. Another people that can do that is Madonna (of course), Eminem (of course) and every other songwriter in between.

It is a early indication of the album's that deals with and about sexuality, beauty, relationships and work and was partially inspired by young women who regularly come up to her and tell her their stories of personal pain. Reportly there were 25 songs written for this's a good thing that "Underneath" is an upcoming single. Can't wait for the June 10 release.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Monday, May 19, 2008

Updates on Campus Correspondent

Hey everyone:

Please go to the Campus Correspondent blog and check for updates. Who says that I am not doing anything? Now, if you will excuse me I'm watching Truth or Dare: The movie and singing, "Freedom" by George Michael and Madonna.


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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Upcoming CDs

Reviews are coming soon...

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Upcoming CD

Two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Julianne Hough can dance but can she sing? Her debut self-titled CD is coming soon, and I will let you know.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Madonna Interview


Thursday, May 01, 2008

Madonna at New York's Roseland Ballroom