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KZ Tandingan: A bright rising star

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KZ Tandingan, in my eyes, is one of the best newcomers in OPM lately. Even though she came from a search reality show, in due time, I believe music aficionados would know her more for her singing ability rather than for how she initially got nationwide attention.

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Album Review: “iTre!” by Green Day

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I think Green Day has already earned the right a long time ago to do whatever they want when it comes to the direction of their sound, how they want to approach the song-writing process, and if they want to experiment/incorporate any genre/music influences into each album release. Afterall, it is their album and we are the listeners/fans who purchase it. I have always found it amusing if not down right ridiculous each time you have the older fans of Green Day feuding or criticizing the newer/modern fans of Green Day. I think if you were really a fan of the band, you wouldn’t pretend to know better than the band themselves or alienate/shun the younger fans.

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Spotlight on Cosmic Love

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Cosmic Love, the self-proclaimed “rude boys of funk” have been making music together for nearly a decade. Their style of music has often been described as groovy, trippy and infectious. These guys have been “blazing a trail” in popular venues and have performed even in off-key sites for years. But beyond that, Cosmic Love is one of the main reasons there was a Pinoy-soul movement in the early to late 2000’s.

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U2: Electrical Storm

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There are songs that take you on a journey, that play with your imagination and whose lyrics resonate with the listener in different ways. In my opinion, this is the way songs are supposed to be. Whether they are about love, social issues, personal conflict or anything else, if they are done right, they can effectively send a message to the listener and THAT message stays.

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Adele’s ‘Skyfall’

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Adele’s take on the latest James Bond theme song – ‘Skyfall’ of the same movie title—brings to my mind other artists who have also performed the theme songs of past Bond movies such as Shirley Bassey and Sheena Easton.

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