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Artist Update: Vanessa Hudgens’ Identified Preview

Posted in Artist Updates with tags , on June 23, 2008 by thearmoredstereo

Vanessa Hudgens‘ sophomore album, Identified, has recently been made available for preview and, after hearing it, I am not excited for this record. It sounds like a disaster.

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Artist Update: Girlicious Perform “Like Me” At 2008 MMVA’s

Posted in Artist Updates with tags , on June 16, 2008 by thearmoredstereo

I’ve been feeling “Like Me” since the moment I heard it. Both it and “Stupid Shit” are great songs, but I’m dying to hear them do a mid-tempo or a ballad. So, basically, the wait for the album is killing me.

Girlicious performed at the 2008 Much Music Video Awards in Canada this past weekend and the performance was, just, alright. Very little of the singing was actually live, but the dancing was good, and the girls looked great.  

There is even a surprise toward the end of the song. I think you’ll all enjoy it.

Watch the performance after the jump…

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Artist Update: Kerli’s Debut Album Approaches

Posted in Artist Updates with tags , on June 9, 2008 by thearmoredstereo

I have just been informed that Kerli‘s debut album, “Love Is Dead“, has been pushed up to a release date of July 8th.

That subtracts about one month from our time spent waiting to finally get our hands on a copy of the record that is sure to put Kerli on the map.

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Artist Update: Ashanti’s Wal-Mart Soundcheck

Posted in Artist Updates with tags , , on June 5, 2008 by thearmoredstereo

Ashanti‘s fourth studio album, The Declaration, proved not to be a contender in the battle for album of the year, or month, but her Wal-Mart Soundcheck reminds us, that while she may not have released the best album she could, Ashanti is still a strong performer.

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Artist Update: Vanessa Hudgens’ Identified = Sophisticated Funk?

Posted in Artist Updates with tags , on May 30, 2008 by thearmoredstereo

As July 1st approaches, Vanessa Hudgens‘ sophomore album, Identified, is almost ready to be released to her fans that are anxiously waiting to hear some new material from her. Her debut album, V, dropped in the late summer of 2006, spawning two singles, with one of them, “Say OK”, making it to the #64 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. With Identified, Vanessa claims to be bringing a more mature, “sophisticated,” album that will be “funky” as well as “fun.”

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Artist Update: Kerli “Walking On Air” Video

Posted in Artist Updates with tags , on May 22, 2008 by thearmoredstereo

The music video for Kerli‘s debut single, “Walking On Air“, premiered online today, and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. It’s mystical, creepy, creative, and unique; exactly what we have come to expect from Kerli. You won’t be disappointed.

All the elements of the video make for a unique and unforgettable experience that only Kerli could bring to you with her warm, yet, haunting voice and self-written lyrics. Spinning rooms, a spooky doll, videography tactics that will remind you of some of the most frightening horror movies, and glimpses at the beauty of nature give this video an edge that will intimidate you with its strange beauty, but keep you watching out of intrigue.

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Artist Update: Usher Here I Stand Sampler

Posted in Artist Updates with tags , on May 18, 2008 by thearmoredstereo

UsherFor those Usher fans who are counting down the days to May 27th, Amazon has uploaded a full album sampler for Here I Stand.

The album seems to have turned out to be a success; featuring strong production from the likes of Polow da Don, Jermaine Dupri, and Danja. It’s also sporting some solid vocals from Usher, as well, but I’ll have my final verdict after I’ve heard the album in full.

–>Album Sampler<–