The Dream vs. Jeremih

I wrote about free EPs from R&B singers Jeremih and the Dream. Below, Jeremih’s latest radio hit, “Don’t Tell ‘Em,” which does not appear on the EP.


New Albums From Shakira and Kylie Minogue

The surprising conclusion of Shakira, the latest release from the Colombian superstar: it should have been a country album.  In fact, “Medicine,” a duet with Blake Shelton that appears the new Shakira album, is one of the strongest country songs of the year. You might doubt her ability to navigate in this genre, perhaps after watching her cover Mr. Shelton’s “Boys Round Here” on The Voice; you shouldn’t. Her work from the ‘00s—Oral Fixacion Volumes 1 and 2 or She Wolf—proved her to be vibrant and versatile, as she applied her unique, instantly identifiable voice to brash guitar rock, swoony bossa nova, disco, and a variety of danceable Latin-pop hybrid. There are few corners of the musical planet left for her to take over.


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