Soundbytes

Mya’s “Case Of The Ex”: At Your Request

By: Erika Brooks Adickman // September 20, 2012

On tap for today’s At Your Requestthe Soundbytes segment specifically designed to get you through your mid-week slump, is a pop star whose love is like wo. We’ve been instructed to pay our respects to the fierce diva known only as Mya. Grab a metal pipe and hike up that thong as we rewind to 2000 as we… More »


Kanye West’s ‘Cruel Summer’, Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Kiss’ And Pink’s ‘The Truth About Love’: The Drop

By: Erika Brooks Adickman // September 18, 2012

We’re back with The Drop, our Soundbytes segment where we rate the week’s hottest releases in pop. This Tuesday, however, we’re doing a super special, extended episode. For reasons still unknown, September 18 suddenly became the date virtually every artist under the sun decided to claim for their musical offerings.

Today’s releases include everything from first… More »


M.I.A.’s “Bad Girls”: At Your Request

By: Erika Brooks Adickman // September 12, 2012

If you think you can hang on today’s Soundbytes with our latest installment of At Your Request, then slap on your seatbelt and please keep all arms and legs inside the vehicle. She may not have won Video Of The Year at the 2012 MTV VMAs, but we’re giving M.I.A.‘s mesmerizing music video it’s moment in the spotlight. More »


Pet Shop Boys’ ‘Elysium’, The XX’s ‘Coexist’ & Dave Matthews Band’s ‘Away From The World’ Get Reviewed: The Drop

By: Erika Brooks Adickman // September 11, 2012

It’s Tuesday and we’re back with The Drop, our Soundbytes segment where we rate the week’s hottest pop releases. September is in full swing, and perhaps that’s why we’re experiencing a serious chill vibe on the music front. Pet Shop Boys team up with a new producer for their 11th album Elysium, while Dave Matthews Band returns to… More »


Nicki Minaj’s Political Verse & The MTV Video Music Awards: The Hype Index

By: Erika Brooks Adickman // September 7, 2012

Welcome back to the Hype Index, our Soundbytes segment that manages to squeeze an entire week of music news into one very opinionated list. Stevie Wonder and Nicki Minaj started off September in hot water, while Madonna and Elton John reportedly hugged it out. The MTV Video Music Awards turned 28, but without Lady Gaga or Kanye West the show wa… More »


Hype Index 9.7.12

By: Erika Brooks Adickman // September 7, 2012

MTV Video Music Awards: The 5 Most Important Artists In VMA History

By: Erika Brooks Adickman // September 6, 2012

It’s time once again for Extended Cut — our Soundbytes segment where we pull out our magnifying glass to examine the biggest pop story of the week. Today, we’ve only got one thing on our mind: the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. With a jam-packed set list that includes just about everyone except your next-door neighbor, we’re sure this year… More »


Janet Jackson’s “That’s The Way Love Goes”: At Your Request

By: Erika Brooks Adickman // September 5, 2012

We’re taking you on an escapade on today’s Soundbytes with our latest installment of At Your Request. On the itenerary for our adventure is a sexy Janet Jackson hit from the mid-’90s. Let’s travel back to a time when Ms. Jackson had finally shed her bulky “Rhythm Nation” uniform in exchange for a midriff baring… More »


Taylor Swift, One Direction & Will.i.am Reach For The Stars: The Hype Index

By: Erika Brooks Adickman // August 31, 2012

Welcome back to the Hype Index, our Soundbytes segment that condenses the week in pop into one very opinionated list. This week our favorite artists were pelted with boos (ahem, Madonna) and unfounded rumors (ahem, Adele). We also got wind of some exciting releases on the way from One Direction and Missy Elliott, but neither were… More »


Jennifer Lopez’s 3D Movie & The Top 5 Concert Flicks: Extended Cut

By: Erika Brooks Adickman // August 30, 2012

Welcome back to Extended Cut — our Soundbytes segment where we plunge into the depths of the biggest pop story of the week. Today, our focus is on one Ms. Jennifer Lopez. Now that the pesky American Idol gig is no longer taking up her schedule, how is J.Lo planning to rake in the dough (aside from shilling for… More »


Annie Lennox’s “Little Bird”: At Your Request

By: Erika Brooks Adickman // August 29, 2012

A fine, feathered friend (no, not Lady Gaga) told us it’s time for a new episode of At Your Request, the Soundbytes segment designed to get you through your Hump Day blues. Today we’ve been instructed to pay our respects to the one and only Diva, Annie Lennox. Grab your top hats and canes as we rewind to… More »


Alanis Morissette’s ‘Havoc And Bright Lights’ Reviewed: The Drop

By: Erika Brooks Adickman // August 28, 2012

Look out below! It’s Tuesday and we’re back with The Drop, our Soundbytes segment where we rate the hottest music releases of the week. Summer is almost over, but pop’s Ray Of Light, Madonna is keeping the temperature at an all time high by bringing her MDNA World Tour to North America. (Will that mean the scandals that… More »


Christina Aguilera & Beyonce Run The World: The Hype Index

By: Erika Brooks Adickman // August 24, 2012

Welcome back to the Hype Index, our opinionated look on the week in pop. In case you’ve just come back from an silent meditation retreat, Avril Lavigne and Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger are engaged. (We were just as surprised as you are.) This week also brought brought us new releases from the likes Mariah CareyGrimes and Nicki Minaj. But none of these divas could steal… More »


Avril Lavigne And Chad Kroeger’s Engagement & Music’s Top 5 Most What The Hell Couples: Extended Cut

By: Erika Brooks Adickman // August 23, 2012

Welcome back to Extended Cut — our Soundbytes segment where we take a closer look at the biggest pop story of the week. Today, our focus is on the most surprising news to surface this week: Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger’s engagement. (We had no idea these Canadian kiddos were even dating!) Shortly following their announcement on Tuesday (Aug. More »


Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend”: At Your Request

By: Erika Brooks Adickman // August 22, 2012

Ring, ring! Soundbytes, calling. We’ve got exactly what you need to get you over that mid-week slump: our latest episode of At Your Request. Put on your platform dancing shoes, because today we’re getting down to a 2011 electropop favorite courtesy of Robyn, “Call Your Girlfriend”. Watch above as we break down the Swedish sensation’s now famous video. But… More »


Owl City’s ‘Midsummer Station’, Trey Songz Turns To ‘Chapter V’ & Gaga Smells Like Fame: The Drop

By: Erika Brooks Adickman // August 21, 2012

It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time once again for The Drop, our Soundbytes segment where we review the hottest releases of the week. It may be the middle of August, but today Owl City is debuting The Midsummer Station, his fourth studio album, and this time Adam Young promises a “Good Time” with the help of CarlyMore »


Miley Cyrus’ Haircut And Taylor Swift’s New Hit: The Hype Index

By: Erika Brooks Adickman // August 17, 2012

Welcome back to the Hype Index, where we look back on the week in pop by grading the biggest news stories and get a tad bit emotional by sharing our feelings about them. This third week in August brought us a drama from Lady Gaga, Azealia Banks as well as Drake and Chris Brown. But… More »


Aaliyah, Drake & The Top 5 Posthumous Pop Collaborations: Extended Cut

By: Erika Brooks Adickman // August 16, 2012

Welcome back to Extended Cut — our Soundbytes segment where we take a plunge into the biggest news story of the week. Today we’re spotlighting Drake, specifically the rapper’s decision to collaborate with Aaliyah from beyond the grave. It’s no secret that Drizzy is a superfan of the late R&B singer, and now the Canadian MC… More »


Britney Spears’ “Gimme More”: At Your Request

By: Idolator Staff // August 15, 2012

It’s Soundbytes, bitch! We’re serving up a big, delicious serving of your music video wants and needs in our latest installment of At Your Request. On the menu today, as if you couldn’t tell from the headline, is a Britney Spears classic from five years ago. Has it really been that long since Brit pranced around… More »


2 Chainz Tells His ‘T.R.U. Story’, Whitney Houston ‘Sparkles’ In Theaters: The Drop

By: Idolator Staff // August 14, 2012

It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for The Drop, our Soundbytes segment that reviews all the hottest releases of the week. Making these August days even hotter is a country-fried rapper formerly of Ludacris’ crew, now stepping out on his own with a new name and his first solo record. We’re talking about 2More »


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