“Helena Beat” by Foster The People – The Song of the Week for 11/28/2011

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“Helena Beat” by Foster The People is the infectious 2nd single from the band’s debut album Torches and the followup single to the hugely popular “Pumped Up Kicks” Genre: Indie Dance, Indietronica, Indie Rock Frontman Mark Foster wrote “Pumped Up Kicks” while working as a commercial jingle writer at Mophonics in the Venice district of Los …

Top 25 Iron Maiden Choruses

If you are a fan of big, catchy, sing along choruses (and an Iron Maiden fan) this list is for you! How important is a chorus to a song? Does a good chorus make a good song? Can a great chorus make a song great? Wikipedia provides a good article on choruses; here is a …

The 25 Best Iron Maiden Intros

How important is an intro to a song? Does an intro make or break a song? Wikipedia provides a good article about song intros: “In music, the introduction is a passage or section which opens a movement or a separate piece. In popular music this is often abbreviated as intro. The introduction establishes melodic, harmonic, …

“Shake It Out” by Florence + The Machine – The Song of the Week for 11/21/2011

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“Shake It Out” by Florence + The Machine is the official 2nd single from the fantastic new album Ceremonials, released October 28, 2011 Genre: Baroque Pop, Art Rock, Soul There aren’t many artists out there that are on more of a tear than Florence + The Machine. The group’s debut album Lungs, released in 2009, won …

Top 20 Iron Maiden Epic Songs

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EPIC [ep-ik]: adjective Noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style Heroic; majestic; impressively great Of unusually great size or extent Iron Maiden has always included at least one epic song on each of their 15 studio …

Album Review: Coldplay ‘Mylo Xyloto’

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 Coldplay – ‘Mylo Xyloto’  Label: Parlophone Released: October 24, 2011 Music Trajectory Rating: 3/5   They have a ton of potential but can they ever put it together for one great album? Coldplay is a band that I have liked off and on ever since they burst onto the scene with their very first single …