Saturday, April 26, 2014

Kelly Clarkson's 5 Most Beautiful Performances (Live and in Studio)

In honor of the Pop-Rock queens birthday earlier this week, it only seems fitting to put together her Top 5 most beautiful and epic performances, live and in studio. Buckle your seat belts and grab some tissues, it's going to be a wild ride.

5.  Because of You
You probably expected this to be No.1 right? Though it's Kelly's biggest hit WW and one of her few smash ballads, Because of You isn't her best. But that doesn't mean it's not beautiful. Though the lyrics could be viewed as cliché, the fact that the song captures Clarkson's most pure and unfiltered thoughts from when she was 15 and going through her parents divorce makes the track even more potent. She's not screaming for attention, she's wailing for things to change. It's raw and very real, making her all the more relatable.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Music Video Review: Avril Lavigne - Hello Kitty

Well. Congratulations Avril. You've managed to give the public one of the most desperate "Cry for attention" music videos ever. This makes Not Myself Tonight look like the Do What U Want video (IE, like it never happened). The track is almost as pitiful as Avril Lavigne's sales and the video will do nothing to help that. At all.

First off the track is pitiful with it's horribly disguised sexual innuendos and cutsie metaphor for something just… Odd.. Sorry Avril but the kitty you're talking about ain't that pretty. Poor breakdown post chorus, poor lyrics, poor vocals, poor production. The video is equally as racist as the "Kawaii" track, as Avril tries to envelop herself in Japanese culture, and once more, she fails.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Music Video Review: 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS): She Looks So Perfect

I have a brain full of thoughts and an infinite number of characters to express them. Lets begin shall we?

First Thought: Pretty teenage boys. What a shock. One can't hold their looks against them, but one can at least hope for a decent song to back the typical boy band looks with the video. That request barely goes fulfilled; the song is decent at best, and one can rattle off at least a dozen names that could pull off this song better (if they wanted to dare touch this toxic piece of teenage power pop).