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Single Review: ‘Kiss You’ by Karylle

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Karylle’s newest single “Kiss You,” taken from her latest self-titled studio-release, has started to gradually climb up the local charts already. That is an indication “Kiss You” is gaining more attention and popularity with different music groups.   There is no mistaking that Karylle is probably trying to reach also a much younger audience as [...]

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Nice-guy rapper finishes on top of Pinoy fans’ list

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When he was 19, Seattle native Ben Haggerty spent some time in Manila. He wasn’t in school, so he “decided to travel.” Little did he expect that, more than 10 years later, he would find himself in the Philippine capital once again—this time, as a four-time Grammy Award-winning pop-rap artist. And, this time, sporting the name Macklemore.

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Gino Padilla on ‘The Ryzza Mae Show’

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The 80′s is one of the most beloved and fondly remembered eras in popular music.   The vibrant colors, the big hairdos, the unmistakable fashion and wardrobe statements and, of course, the most important for me was the kind of music that proliferated through the radio airwaves.   Among the wide array of genres that [...]

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Keys on fire in Manila

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Alicia Keys gave all she got for her Filipino fans Monday night at SM MOA Arena. Photo by Nestor Corrales/INQUIRER.net

International Grammy-singing winner Alicia Keys conquered the Philippines Monday with her powerful voice and immense talent on playing the keyboards and beating the drums.

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Linkin Park: Remembered, Reinvented and ‘Recharged’

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I will always hold Linkin Park in high regard. Even now when I listen to my old CD of ‘Hybrid Theory,’ I still find that debut album from the band to be very impressive even by today’s standards. But beyond the nostalgic hold that piece of music has on me, it is a reminder of how much the music of Linkin Park has changed through the years.

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Single Review: ‘Royals’ by Lorde

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A counter-culture artist is born… Lorde, whose real name is Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor, is a 17-year-old singer-songwriter from New Zealand. She is starting to quickly establish her own identity with music aficionados spanning every age group with her meaningful and well-crafted lyrics that speak directly from the heart of who she is as an artist. That right there explains a lot to me why there are so many teens now moving away from listening to artists like Miley Cyrus to more thought-provoking and sensible music that Lorde has to offer.

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Single Review: ‘Ikot-Ikot’ by Sarah Geronimo

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“Ikot-Ikot” is the lead single from Sarah Geronimo’s latest studio-release “Expressions”.

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Review: Nine Inch Nails emerges from darkness

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Nine Inch Nails, “Hesitation Marks” (Columbia)

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Daft Punk makes a triumphant return

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French electronic dance music (EDM) duo Daft Punk have been sizzling up the dance floors and lighting up numerous charts around the world for more than two decades now. Each time they release a new album they not only re-introduce themselves to those already familiar with them, this also gives the younger generation to become acquainted with their music as well. Daft Punk’s musical influence goes beyond the genre they represent. Almost every music critic alive today respects and acknowledges all the contributions they have made to the recording industry.

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I ain’t got no trouble with Vintage Trouble

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The rock and soul band called Vintage Trouble is categorized as a modern rock act but their music is much of a throwback to the late 60′s to the 70′s.

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Colton Dixon: One Shining Example

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Colton Dixon is one “American Idol” alumnus who has taken the Christian worship music route. His experience in “American Idol” didn’t change much his original music inclinations prior to his auditioning and making it to the finals of the show. There were a few signs though during the duration of the reality show that it seemed he would end up just like everybody else when he performed a rendition of “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga.

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Song Review: ‘Suit & Tie’ by Justin Timberlake

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Justin Timberlake is the most successful breakout artist of any boy band of the last 20 years. (Before that, it was Ricky Martin of “Menudo”). Remember when Justin Timberlake first released his very first solo album titled “Justified” in 2002, which marked the end of N’SYNC and the boy band phenomenon, with it?

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