#MusicMonday: “I was a Fool” by Tegan and Sara

Heartthrob - Tegan & Sara

I’m still working on my year-end blog post on my fave albums. But here’s a spoiler: Heartthrob will make the list. So here I bring you one of my faves from that Tegan and Sara album.

“I was A Fool” was directed by Shane Drake and features the Mae Whitman, according to Tegan and Sara’s Facebook page. Watch/listen below.

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6 reasons why Britney Jean deserves to flop

Britney Jean - album cover

Britney Jean, the eight studio album from Britney Spears, is set to sell up to 120,000 copies in its opening week. While that’s enough for a number one debut, it’s a big drop from the 276,000 that Femme Fatale sold in its first week in 2011 and pales in comparison to recent debut numbers by Miley Cyrus (270,000), Katy Perry (275,000) or even Lady Gaga (258,000).

But I’m not sure surprised Britney Jean is set to flop. In fact, if there’s justice in the world, Britney Jean deserves not to sell at all. Here are six reasons why:

  1. The lazy “Work Bitch” music video

“Work Bitch” is a pretty fierce song, but the video just falls short of epicness. Lazy choreography, uninspired concept, and Britney’s lack of spark help make “Work Bitch” one of the most disappointing music videos of 2013.

Work Bitch - Britney Jean
Photo: b-armyney.tumblr.com

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Grammy Awards 2014: Pop nominations

56th Annual Grammy Awards

The nominations for the 2014 Grammy Awards were announced last Friday. With nine nods, Jay-Z leads this year’s nominations followed by Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell Williams with seven nods each.

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7 amazing moments during the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour starring Beyoncé in Vancouver [REVIEW]

Beyoncé - Mrs. Carter Tour World Tour
Photo credit: ohglorytvd.tumblr.com

Beyoncé’s Mrs. Carter Show World Tour dropped by Vancouver last week, November 30th.  Here are some highlights from the over-the-top concert:

  1. The karaoke

“Irreplaceable” was one of Beyoncé’s biggest hits, so it’s really no wonder that the performance of this song quickly turned into a giant karaoke session. I can still hear the whole Rogers Arena sing “To the left, to the left.”

Mrs. Carter Show World Tour - Irreplaceable
Photo credit: Robin Harper

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Lorde releases “Team” music video

Lorde - Team

We’re on each other’s team.

While still ruling Billboard Hot 100 (for the ninth time last week), Lorde finally unveils a new video. Pop music’s newest darling explained the concept of the “Team” video on her Facebook page:

this video was borne from a dream i had a few months ago about teenagers in their own world, a world with hierarchies and initiations, where the boy who was second in command had acne on his face, and so did the girl who was queen. i dreamt about this world being so different to anything anyone had ever seen, a dark world full of tropical plants and ruins and sweat. and of this world, i dreamt about tests that didn’t need to be passed in order to be allowed in: sometimes the person who loses is stronger. enjoy xx

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Lady Gaga heading to Rogers Arena on May 30th

artRave - the ARTPOP ball

Following the release of her latest album, ARTPOP, Lady Gaga this unveiled the artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour.

The Mother Monster is heading to Rogers Arena on May 30, 2014. Tickets don’t go on sale until December 9, but you can get first access by joining LittleMonsters.com or through Live Nation.

Are you going to artRAVE? (Personally I don’t plan to…)