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Neon Reviews: Adam Lambert – Glam Nation Live

Adam Lambert - Glam Nation Live

In a world where the glitziest of pop stars are typically the most vocally challenged, especially when it comes to reproducing the slick studio vocals in front of a live audience (distraction, maybe?), it's good to know Adam Lambert exists to bust the stereotype. The glitter-loving glam-rocker, Continue

Neon Reviews: Avril Lavigne – Goodbye Lullaby

Avril Lavigne - Goodbye Lullaby

Imagine it's 2001. Avril Lavigne is a spunky, totally bad ass 16-year-old ready to conquer the music world. If 16-year-old Avril released her latest album, Goodbye Lullaby, she'd have a total winner on her hands. The problem is, Avril is 26-years-old and we've heard it all before from the punk/pop Continue

4 Tracks You Need To Know From Ne-Yo’s New Album, Libra Scale


While conceptualizing his fourth studio album, Libra Scale, R&B singer Ne-Yo took on a daunting task; stepping outside the box to create a science-fiction themed film to accompany his new music. The film story—told over the course of several videos, and inspired by Ne-Yo’s love for Continue

4 Tracks You Need To Know From Chris Brown’s New Mixtape, In My Zone 2


Chris Brown, the artist, is the gift that keeps on giving as he delivered early holiday treats with the release of his latest mixtape, In My Zone 2. To hold fans and music lovers over while he steadily completes his highly anticipated 2011 release, F.A.M.E., the R&B/Pop Star dropped 20 brand Continue

4 Tracks You Need To Know From Nelly’s New Album, 5.0


With the holiday music season in high gear it may be a little difficult (and expensive) to navigate which albums are worthwhile as stocking stuffers this year. To help make the job a little easier, we’ve got four tracks from Nelly’s 5.0 album to consider when deciding whether or not to Continue

Neon Reviews: David Archuleta – The Other Side Of Down

David Archuleta - The Other Side Of Down

The sophomore album. It’s a peculiar thing. Sometimes it forces an artist to become so desperate for relevancy that they practically turn into someone they’re not. For a more self-assured artist like singer/songwriter and former American Idol contestant David Archuleta, it sees him only mildly Continue

4 Tracks You Need To Know From Kanye West’s New Album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy


Rarely does an album truly deserve the amount of hype it gets. Kanye West's new set, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, is one of those rare exceptions. Out officially on November 22, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is a journey into the disturbing yet beautiful mind of one of pop culture's Continue

4 Tracks You Need To Know From Rihanna’s New Album, Loud


Not even a year ago, Rihanna released Rated R, the pop singer's most personal, and most critically acclaimed album to date. The album's overall dark sound was a snap-shot into a not-so-happy time for Rihanna, who saw some of the lowest lows in her personal life turn into chum for gossip-hungry media Continue

Neon Reviews: John Legend & The Roots – Wake Up!

John Legend & The Roots - Wake Up!

If you happen to pick up the new album from the combined forces of singer John Legend and hip-hop band The Roots and find yourself recalling famous acts from the 60s and 70s such as Curtis Mayfield, Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, and others—don’t worry. Your mind isn’t playing tricks on you. Wake Continue

Neon Reviews: Robyn – Body Talk Pt. 2

Robyn - Body Talk Pt 2

It's good to see Swedish chanteuse Robyn as often as we have lately, especially since she made it a habit to drop off albums stateside then disappear for years. There's no way to miss her now with her Body Talk trilogy. The first was released in June, and she's back again with Body Talk Pt. 2, which Continue

Neon Reviews: Emily Osment – Fight Or Flight

Emily Osment - Fight or Flight

It must be some sort of unspoken rule or maybe even a clause in their contracts: All Disney kids must release music at some point in their mouse house careers. Some settle for adding a song or two to a Disney Jams/Radio Disney compilation. Others get ambitious, go all out and release full length Continue

Neon Reviews: Maroon 5 – Hands All Over

Maroon 5 - Hands All Over

You'll be hard pressed to find someone who won't move their body to the groovy tunes of Maroon 5's new album, Hands All Over. The first single, "Misery," is catchiness personified, "Give A Little More" has a soulful, almost Michael Jackson Off The Wall era funky sound, and "Don't Know Nothing" Continue

4 Tracks You Need To Know From JoJo’s Mixtape, Can’t Take That Away From Me

JoJo - Can't Take That Away From Me

Four years after the release of her sophomore album and a host of issues with her former record label which held up the follow-up, JoJo is taking matters into her own hands to get new music into the hands -- or computers, rather -- of her fans. The 19-year-old singer, who we first met at the Continue

Neon Reviews: LIGHTS – Acoustic (EP)

LIGHTS - Acoustic

Canadian electro/pop singer, LIGHTS, is known for being able to tickle a gnarly synth but what exactly would you get if you were to take away her keytar, synthesizers and futuristic production? You’d be left with her latest release, the EP appropriately titled Acoustic. On the 5-track set, Continue

Neon Reviews: Katy Perry – Teenage Dream

Katy Perry - Teenage Dream

The fact that the booklet for Katy Perry's new album, Teenage Dream, is scented -- the delightful (or dreadful, you choose) aroma of cotton candy whiffs from the pages -- and that the cover is simply a dreamy painting of herself resting nude on a cotton candy cloud means Perry paid close attention Continue