On the heels of growing criticism for Beyonce’s new album, 4, Columbia Records has started making strides to push the album back to September. As of late wednesday, the record label made the decision in an emergency meeting, with execs feeling that the leak of the album 3 weeks before the release date was too severe and would hurt sales. Columbia records cancelled all printing orders for the album until further notice.
Watch the cameo-heavy (Hanson, Glee’s Darren Criss and Kevin McHale, Kenny G, Rebecca Black, etc.) video for
Katy Perry Kathy Beth Terry’s new video “Last Friday Night (TGIF)”. We’ll give it to her, when it comes to summer hits, Katy knows where it’s at! We can see this radio-friendly record going straight to the top! Check out the hilarity below!
FINALLY. On the heels of a very busy publicity campaign, Gaga is finally releasing her third studio album, Born This Way! We haven’t had much time to go through it just yet, but our general impressions so far are… It’s not bad, but could be better. This probably has to do more with the aesthetic and direction of the album more than anything else, as it seems to be very heavily 80’s influenced. Not that we don’t absolutely love that era of music, but… it’s so-so. We wouldn’t consider it a step up from the Fame Monster or even the Fame, and it most definitely is not the “album of the decade” as Mother Monsters has previously claimed, but this doesn’t mean that the LP is without its merits. There’s a good diversity of songs on the LP, from the feel-good tracks (“Born This Way”, “Edge of Glory”, “You and I”) to the dance records (“Judas”, “Bad Kids”, “Scheibe”, “Marry the Night”), to those that stand well on their own (“Americano”, “Government Hooker”, “Electric Chapel”).
Check it out for yourself after the jump!
Update: Our fondness for it is growing!