Review: Shawn Mendes’ EP Shows Both Potential and Room for Improvement

Review: Shawn Mendes’ EP Shows Both Potential and Room for Improvement

The Shawn Mendes EP © Island

The Shawn Mendes EP © Island

Shawn Mendes • The Shawn Mendes EP • Island • US Release Date: July 29, 2014

What is it with Vine stars these days? First it was Nash Grier taking over the world and now it seems like Shawn Mendeshas ‘got next.’ Shawn Mendes’ Vine fame comes from an instrument – his voice. With YouTube and Vine providing the perfect audition for major labels these days, Mendes has definitely ‘come up’ at a young…

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10 Steamy Soul Classics (Volume I)

10 Steamy Soul Classics (Volume I)

The Essential Teddy Pendergrass

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So R&B artists of the day get the devil because of the explicit sexual nature of their material. It’s a fair assessment as sometimes the question has to be asked, is there any more ‘emotional’ components to relationships besides just hooking up. Listen to Trey Songz’s latest album Trigga, and finding something centering around genuine, passionate love is hard to come by.

Even with the newfound…

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Music Lists You SHOULD Check Out…Like Totally!

Music Lists You SHOULD Check Out…Like Totally!

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For those expecting a brand-spanking new post, well this isn’t it… well exactly.  Call it a glorified reblog – of sorts… Just read on if you dare!!!

As an elite blogger/contributing writer at starpulse.com, I am always composing reviews, lists, and evergreen posts that are featured at some point on the main page of the entertainment site.  Often, I try to share some of the more notable posts on…

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'Scissor Sisters' Shines 10 Years Later

‘Scissor Sisters’ Shines 10 Years Later

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10 years ago, Scissor Sisters debuted with their debut pop/rock album, Scissor Sisters. The name of the band itself is incredibly risqué; ‘scissor sisters’ is slang for a lesbian sexual position. Given the flamboyance as well as the gargantuan amount of energy and enthusiasm exhibited throughout the band’s music, the band name seems to fit. The colorful collective is led by Jake Shears.

Througho…

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Review: LW, ‘Extraordinary Revisited’

Review: LW, ‘Extraordinary Revisited’

LW, Extraordinary Revisited

LW, Extraordinary Revisited

R&B singer/songwriter and producer LW releases a decisively urban LP in Extraordinary Revisited. From start to finish – “rooter to the tooter” – LW shares his self-proclaimed “out of the box” brand of R&B. LW is no household name (YET), but the album definitely shows the audience how robust the artist’s potential and ceiling is. Another plug: LW does everything on this album – production,…

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