Alicia Keys may not be in the top 10 lists of the richest contemporary R&B singers like her peers Beyoncé or Rihanna, but she has managed to create a powerful 11-year music career with her famous contralto voice range. Unlike her peers, Keys believes in creating music, touring and then moving away from the public [...]
“A half read book is a half finished love-affair” — my favorite line from one of the literary masterpieces of the 20th century, “Cloud Atlas.” The book, written by David Mitchell, is an ambitious piece, so I was doubtful when I heard that it was being adapted for the big screen, even if it was [...]
British quartet Alt-J (∆) hailing from the quaint town of Cambridge, has crashed into the music scene with their debut album “An Awesome Wave.” Their music demands and grabs the attention of their listeners by covering an array of genre from folk to pop to dubstep; at the core, there lays brilliantly creative lyrics sung [...]
Iceland’s iconic quartet band, Sigur Rós, is back with the release of their sixth studio album “Valtari” amidst rumors of an indefinite hiatus and lead singer Jónsi Birgisson’s solo career kicking off. After the release of their experimental album “Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust” (“With a Buzz in Our Ears We Play Endlessly”) [...]
BITCH: Krysten Ritter’s new show on ABC has potential, but needs to liven up.
SHINE: Iceland’s Of Monsters and Men offers an experience with their latest album.
FLOUNDER: The latest album from the Swedish Miike Snow almost never meets expectations.
UNLOCK: A marriage between art and science, “Morphonano” provides a rich, calming experience.
SHIFTING: Snow Patrol attempt their hand at electronic and techno music to mixed results.
CAPER: The presence of two veteran comedic actors fills “Tower Heist” with many laughs, if not enough substance.