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M.I.A. Concert Review – 9.27.10
September 29, 2010, 7:51 pm
Filed under: Concert, Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop Music | Tags: ,

“Steppin’ Up”

“Boyz”

I went to the M.I.A. concert at NYC’s Terminal 5 two nights ago, and it was unbelievable. It was one of the most wild shows I’ve seen. In a more intimate, clubby setting, I had to be one of 3 people that was not on acid. One guy was facing the opposite direction from the stage, swaying with his eyes closed the entire show. The crowd was wild, but M.I.A. was wilder. There were some technical problems and the show started about 1 1/2 hours late which was extremely disappointing, although she really put on a great show. M.I.A. knows exactly what she’s doing, she’s an AMAZING performer. There were times where she just stood still and stared at the audience, who was jumping crazily, and it was still exciting. During “Born Free” (the song with the ginger genocide music video), shet got wild. She crowd-surfed, threw her mic into the crowd, and walked off stage. Everyone was pretty confused, as she kept us waiting for a few minutes before she returned… with a handle of vodka. All I can say is – Coolest. Mom. Ever. The bass was incredible, the heartfelt kind (not mushy heartfelt, literally felt in your heart). It was almost shockingly loud, the best kind of loud. M.I.A. DJed, rapped, sang, screamed, had fans sing, connected with the crowd, and wore an awesome shirt that said “F**k Google, Ask Me”. The graphics/lights were extremely stimulating as was the dancing, beats, and energy of the show.

Her opening act, Rye Rye, an artist signed to her label, revved the crowd up with an INCREDIBLE opening set. Having never heard of her before, I was completely blown away, staring in amazement. As if I wasn’t completely enthralled in her African style dancing mixed with electronic hip-hop beats, she closed with a “Party In The USA” sampling. SHET. GOT. WILD. All around amazing show – Rye Rye and M.I.A. are truly amazing artists and I can not stop listening to their music.

M.I.A.’s unique sound never ceases to amaze me, and to hear it live and loud was beyond fantastic. I admire her creativity/individuality/new wave sounds soooo much. She has to be one of the most innovative artists out there. You know you’re good when you make experimental music that people still consider to be pop. Even when I didn’t recognize the song, it was impossible to not dance. She closed with “Paper Planes”, which I actually missed because I left 10 minutes early to catch my bus back to school. Stupid college. You ruin everything.

Above I posted my two favorite songs that she performed. If you’re not into M.I.A. (yet), I recommend you download those two songs along with “XR2” and “Space” off her most recent album “MAYA”. Do dat.

For more pictures from the M.I.A. show at Terminal 5, check out the Jillboard Flickr PhotoStream.

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“See You In Another Life” – Miley Cyrus
September 28, 2010, 10:16 pm
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New MiCy! As much as she seems to want to stray from her roots, the more she seems to return to them. This is a little bit more country than her recent club-bangers like “Can’t Be Tamed” and “Party In The USA”, though still pop nonetheless. I don’t want this blog to turn into a Disney star blog, but I can’t help it that they’re making AWESOME music! Judge me!

And just for the record, I’m the top left Miley.

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“Miss Me” – Mohombi Feat. Nelly
September 28, 2010, 10:09 pm
Filed under: Hip Hop, Pop Music, R&B | Tags: ,

Take “Miss Me” home.

I love Nelly, I wish he never went away. Although that wouldn’t make his return half as sweet, now would it? This is another hit to stack on top of “Just A Dream”, which I’m still mildly obsessed with. I’m already humming this song nonstop. Is it getting hott in herr? Love the harmonies too. Go Mohombi! A song with Nelly – I’d call that a big break.

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“Second Chance” – Tinchy Stryder Feat. Taio Cruz
September 28, 2010, 9:57 pm
Filed under: Music Video, Pop Music, R&B | Tags: ,

Take “Second Chance” home.

If you’re sick of Taio Cruz, get ready to get sicker. This sounds like all his other stuff so far. But wait, that’s not a complaint. I LOVE this song and everything else I’ve heard by him so far. Not sure who Tinchy other than that he’s a fellow Brit of Taio’s. What a cute name though! Awwww, Tinchy! I’m gonna Google you.

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“Truth Or Dare” – Emily Osment
September 28, 2010, 9:50 pm
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Take “Truth Or Dare” home.

Hot damn Lily from Hannah Montana turned into a pop diva in the blink of an eye! A long blink, but a blink nonetheless. She’s pumping out Katy-Perry-like, heavy pop beats in each song off her new album Fight or Flight, which is due to be released October 5th. Trust me when I say do NOT judge this song by the artist, it’s soooo good. I’m loving the new Emily.

Check out my last post from Fight or Flight, “Love Sick”.

P.S. How gorg is she now?

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“That Ain’t Me” – Lil Wayne Feat. Jay Sean
September 28, 2010, 9:42 pm
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Take “That Ain’t Me” home.

If you read my blog, you know I’m not a huge Weezy fan. By that I mean I’m not a fan of wheezing or of Lil’ Wayne. Neither are that much fun. I know, I know, I’m a generational sacrilege when it comes to my views of Lil’ Wayne. In other news, Lil’ Wayne continues to sneak out of jail and record music with artists like Jay Sean – jail security isn’t too tight nowadays. The horror!

This is a leak off LW’s new album “I Am Not A Human Being”. What are you then? Robot? Lizard? I’d love to know.

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“Lights Out” – Fallon & Felisha
September 28, 2010, 9:32 pm
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Who’s Fallon & Felisha and why do you care? 1. The twins from the girl group formerly known as Cherish (“Killa”, “Do It To It”), 2. Pop/R&B icons gone solo (duo?), 3. The girls behind the amazing new club-banger, “Lights Out”. Cherish had us bouncin’ wit it, leanin’ wit it, rockin wit it, snappin’ wit it, poppin’ our backs to it and etc., now they’re back in action and just as fabulous as ever. I was notified by their new release of “Lights Out”, their first single as F+F, by their management. It was released today on iTunes and Amazon, but of course is blowing up YouTube already. Go get it! Expect more Jillboarded F+F soon.

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