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Album Review: ANTI by Rihanna

Three long years has passed since badgal Riri released her last album Unapologetic in 2012. Following a slew of unrelated “releases” to fill the gaps in-between (none of which even made the cut), the pressure was on to make the comeback album that everyone had been waiting for—but was it really worth the wait?

Rihanna's much-awaited comeback album 'ANTI'

Rihanna’s much-awaited comeback album ‘ANTI’

At a glance, ANTI lacks the theme and shock value her previous albums had. It wasn’t studded with bubblegum pop hits like Good Girl Gone Bad, possessed the raunchy playfulness of Loud or the commercial marketability of Talk That Talk. However, Rihanna manages to stick to her roots and incorporate dancehall and the occasional patois, as she did with “Rude Boy” on her 2009 album Rated R—which is possibly one of the redeeming factors of ANTI.

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Love Never Felt So Good!

Almost five years after the King of Pop Michael Jackson passed away, a new album suddenly emerged on iTunes.

Simply called ‘Xscape‘, the ‘new’ album showcases some unheard and unreleased tracks that was customized by collaborators. It is such a joy to discover that a collaboration between Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake happened. Among the male popstars today, I think only Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars are worth tagging as the ‘Prince of Pop’.

This feel-good song originally recorded in 1983 (I wasn’t born yet!) made me smile and dance when I heard it for the first time. The power of a true artist is so strong and it is just unbelievable that hearing MJ’s voice automatically puts every fan in a positive mood.

I have another reason to be happy with this new release. Lalala Love never felt soooo goood! 😀

Sorry for this very short post. I still have some backlogs to work on related to my birthday and other important things, but I am just too eager to share this one! 😀

My Top 5 Favorite Yeng Constantino Hits

One of the challenges faced by graduates of reality-based singing contest is longevity. The viewers may root for you during the contest duration, but album and concert tickets sale determines if you’re bound to stay long in the business or be tagged as a ‘one hit wonder’.

ASAP-Yeng

Photo grabbed from Yeng Constantino’s Facebook page

Yeng Constantino is one of the very few reality-based singing contest winner who continues to shine as time passes by. Crowned as the ‘Grand Star Dreamer’ of Pinoy Dream Academy in 2006, the Rock Princess has produced five albums to date. Her debut album ‘Salamat’ reached “3x Platinum Record” and it featured her signature songs ‘Salamat’, ‘Hawak Kamay’, Time In’, Cool Off’, ‘Pangarap Lang and ‘If We Fall in Love’. The lovely part there is she wrote 7 out of 10 songs!

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