There is more new music out today than anyone really knows what to do with, but here goes: first off, the beautiful, middle-parted Haim sisters have finally released Days Are Gone, which Jon Caramanica calls a "rapturous throwback" of an album. I don't hear many weak moments on it, either—if you're like me, maybe you've tired of "Falling" and "The Wire," but there's more to be had here. A few have complained that the album feels too comparatively polished to Haim's live performances, but that's really just a testament to their shows, which they often end by banging the shit out [...]
There you are, in a darkened room And you're all alone, looking out the window Your heart is cold and lost the will to love Like a broken arrow Here I stand in the shadows (in the shadows) Come to come, come to me Can't you see that
Christina Aguilera and her boyfriend were arrested for public intoxication and driving under the influence, respectively. Looks like someone had MORE THAN A GENIE in her bottle! : D
I have been sucked into this talent show called The Voice by my young cousin. Initially I resisted it, literally leaning away from the screen. So much Carson Daly. Endless Katy Perry covers. And I really hate tragedy packaging, despite my own side hustle teaching young college applicants exactly how to package their “tragedies” to epiphanic effect. So in that first show, when all these beautiful slickies wept to the cameras that they wanted to win The Voice because they were born prematurely, or they had been in a hostage situation like a decade ago, I was not having it. You want to be famous, you mongering fakers! Next!
It's Friday, and so people are going insane.