In a post Amy Winehouse world, there are a host of bands and artists who steal their sound from the days of tape, valves and Bakelite knobs with the hope that it will somehow make them irrefutably cool.
In the early hours of last Friday morning like a sexy, stealth Santa, Beyoncé delivered her eponymously titled new album to the world unannounced and within three days, it had already gone to number one on the iTunes charts in 104 countries, selling over 800,000 copies.
Los Angeles played host to the 41st American Music Awards on Sunday night at the Nokia Theatre. As usual it was a fairly unmusical yawn fest, serving almost entirely as a self-gratifying slap on the back for the pop community.
Music with Matt: New Daughtry album ‘Baptized’ may just open up a whole new congregation of worshippers
This week saw the release of Daughtry’s new album, ‘Baptized’, almost two years to the day since 2011’s ‘Break The Spell’ hit the stores.
Does it live up to the hype? You'll have to find out inside
This week saw the release of pop princess Katy Perry’s fourth studio album, ‘Prism’, and her first since 2010’s platinum selling ‘Teenage Dream’.