NEW MUSIC Paramore HARD TIMES with New Wave 80s Style VIDEO

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Paramore emerges with a new song and a smashing new video for Hayley William’s first album release since 2013. Initial RATING: Video 9.75/10 Song 7/10 …

in short, the star of this show is THE VIDEO, and it’s great.

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The Music: I LIKE this new song, it’s somewhat unique for Paramore, in part because melodically, Hayley Williams has tended to go with a familiar melody flow throughout most of her songwriting career. There have been exceptions to this (ironically, a good example is “The Only Exception” a song I quite love), but on the whole, if the band has employed the typical Paramore pop/rock rhythm in a particular song, it follows that one can  pretty much count on the lyrics and melody line to read and sound much like what’s come before. So, many reviewers and article writers throw around the phrase “headbanging” when speaking of Paramore’s rockier music…

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Gorillaz *new tracks* pre-release HUMANZ 2017 pre-review?

I really excited for this! Read the review, written by my good friend iconiclight 😊

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Coming in April, the new album by Gorillaz is expected to create quite a buzz, in a manner of speaking, in the music world. The group, represented by a quartet of strange, and apparently socially disturbed cartoon characters, includes a rather large number of collaborators over the years since it’s debut in the late nineties. In fact, Gorillaz are a British virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The animated  band consists of four members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs. (Wikipedia) The animation front-concept has developed a backstory over the course of the years, and has somewhat of a cult following itself. There’s no question that the animated part of this concept has carried the music at times when otherwise the organization  would’ve went off the radar and out of sight. I can think of more than a handful of groups that…

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