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2005 Stories by Anthony Miccio

Archives: 2006 | 2005
  • Akon

    published December 22, 2005

    Akon has personality beyond his reedy tenor, which is why he has more hits than Mark Morrison and Kevin Lyttle combined. He also avoids hysterics,... More >>

  • Marques Houston

    published December 22, 2005

    Is there any woman who wants to hear that sex with her is like your mom's home cooking? I doubt further comparisons to cash, adulation from fans,... More >>

  • Lindsay Lohan

    published December 15, 2005

    Is it good or bad when the most notable aspect of an album is its drumming? Throughout Lindsay Lohan's A Little More Personal (Raw),... More >>

  • Chris Brown featuring Juelz Santana

    published December 15, 2005

    Brown's voice conveys a boyish sweetness — a trait reinforced by his declaration, "There's nothing wrong with dancing"— and "Yo" is... More >>

  • The Strokes

    published December 15, 2005

    With a menacing riff highlighting the unspoken influence of grunge on Julian Casablancas's slurred vocals, the band sounds more like The Vines... More >>

  • D4L

    published December 1, 2005

    Just when it looked like crunk held no more surprises, D4L shows up to yell and grunt over MIDI tracks even more twerpy and minimal than early... More >>

  • Weezer

    published November 24, 2005

    Make Believe might be too unashamedly mawkish for many old-school fans (A power ballad named "Hold Me"? Yeesh.), but the chorus for... More >>

  • Shania Twain

    published October 13, 2005

    Shania (speaking for some Desperate Housewives), frustrated by the inscrutability of men, condemns them to objectified accessorial status, her... More >>

  • R. Kelly

    published October 13, 2005

    Reggae diehards may not appreciate American kings celebrating the voodoo kisses of Jamaican queens, but addicts of Kelly's crackpot enthusiasm... More >>

  • Three 6 Mafia featuring Eightball, MJG, and Young Buck

    "Stay Fly"

    published September 22, 2005

    This Tennessee all-star bid for a mainstream single is free of the anxiety to which vets tend to submit. They know they don't have to try hard to... More >>

  • Trina featuring Lil Wayne

    "Don't Trip"

    published September 22, 2005

    Lil Wayne gets to speak his peace first, but once Trina grabs the mike, he sits out the rest of the track as a mere hook-slinger. Trina's... More >>

  • Crazy Frog

    published September 15, 2005

    In this cut's computer-animated video, a pantless ragga-frog zips across the globe, blurting out "Ding! Ding!" over Harold Faltermeyer's Eighties... More >>

  • Franz Ferdinand

    published September 15, 2005

    Unlike most of its Brit-rock peers, Franz Ferdinand realizes you need to drop some "You Really Got Me"s before you make a Village Green. The... More >>

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