Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Vocal Range and Profile: Adam Levine

Vocal Range: E2 - D5 - E6
Vocal Type: Lyric Tenor (4 octaves)
Vocal Rating: C

Positives: An instantly identifiable voice. Incredibly fast transitions from Chest Voice to Head Voice (see Payphone). He can use his falsetto for extended amounts of time without fatigue, a notable feat for a male. (Extra comments, ideas?)

Negatives: His voice is very androgynous and can become nasal at points. His overuse of falsetto can become irritable to some. (Extra comments, ideas?)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Single Review: Kelly Clarkson - Tie It Up

As People Like Us continues it's (painfully) slow ascent of the pop charts, Miss Clarkson has wasted no time, throwing her hat, yet again, into the Country ring (Mr. Know It All Country Version, Don't You wanna Stay, and Don't Rush preceded it). But this is a much more dedicated effort from our multi-genre starlet.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Singing Impressions: Your Favorites Exposed

Nost people reading this blog are aspiring singers, and would love to sound like Beyonce, Whitney Houston (insert talented vocalists name here). So hopefully, this will help you find out how (and give you a good laugh or two)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Single Review: Victoria Justice - Gold

The Nickelodeon starlet dropped her solo debut this week, with 'Gold.' The funky summer glazed track isn't performing too hot, not even pulling a position in the iTunes 200. But is that a fluke, or not?

Monday, June 17, 2013

Pops Leading Ladies: Where Could They Be?

 2013 was poised for the year of female led pop, but instead, male-led music has taken a surprise upper hand. Macklemore has led 2013 with 10 weeks atop the Hot 100 so far, Robin Thicke bullets to No.1 in the UK and England, and Justin Timberlake has become this years Adele. Even Pharrell has also made a surprise comeback, boasting two new Top 10's to his name. Where are our leading ladies? Where oh where could they be?

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sold Out Concerts: Who Brings Out The Most Fans?

It's every artist's dream to be able to sell out massive stadiums, like Madison Square Garden, and London's O2. But there are some artists who take that to extremes, like taking on London's Twickenham Stadium. Critic of Music is going to analyze some of musics biggest stars, and give them a rating based on their turnouts.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Track By Track Review: OneRepublic - Native

OneRepublic's Junior set opened up at No.4 on the Billboard 200 with 60K sold, and has been modestly successful in other territories. It also holds a 63/100 on Metacritic, which indicated favorable reviews. But how well does the album shape up here? Check it out to see.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Review: Miley Cyrus - We Can't Stop

After 3 years of absence from the music scene, I was expecting a lot more from the former Princess of Pop. This is only going to re-enforce the Radio embargo against her that started with Cant Be Tamed.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Ultimate Battle: Whitney Houston Vs. Mariah Carey

Let the ultimate stan war continue. The two pinnacles of vocal prowess have been causing heads to roll since the 90's, but still the question remains: Who is the best singer?

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Kesha's Crazy Kids: Which Version Reigns Supreme?

Ke$ha - Crazy Kids - kesha Fan Art

Kesha has had a hard year. Her incredible LP Warrior flopped with only 260K sold in the US, and C'mon became her first single to miss the Top 10 on the Hot 100. So, in a desperate attempt to revive her career, her label played the most overused card in the game: cheap remixes.