• The World is Britney's Bitch!

    Out 3 2010, 3h59

    Britney Spears - The World Is Her Bitch!
    -Only artist to have all six albums at number one (yeah Blackout was #1, but Billboard cheated their own rules).
    -85 million albums sold worldwide.
    -Three songs peaking at number one in the US
    -A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
    -Nine million sales of the single '...Baby One More Time'
    -First solo artist ever to have a number one album and number one single at the same time.
    -VMA, EMA, Billboard, TCA and countless awards winner.
    -Grammy Award winner.
    - Most Watched Glee Episode!
    -Youngest singer to earn a Walk of Fame star.
    -Worth around $150 million dollars
    -Her Circus tour grossed over $135 million dollars
    -She is the best selling artist of 2000-2010
    -She came back after everyone thought she was done.
    -Her album Blackout, is considered the most influential album of the past five years.
    -Her last single, ''3'', debuted at #1 in the US and Canada, was top ten in twelve countries, and sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide.
    -Most followed person on Twitter with REAL users, with 100% of their accounts active.

    Britney Coming BaCk To Aus:

    # When Britney Spears brought her The Circus Starring: Britney Spears Tour to Australia, it had a total of 14 dates, comparing that to her 9 date UK leg, arguably one of her biggest markets.


    # Britney Spears broke Sydney's Acer Arena ticket sales record by selling a total of 66,247 tickets over a 4 night period. Beating the likes of Justin Timberlake, Pink, The Eagles, Beyonce, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lady GaGa and selling close to 7000 tickets more than the previous record set by Coldplay.


    # Britney Spears broke Perth attendance records, selling 18,272 tickets for her opening show, making her opening date the biggest selling for a solo act at Perth's Burswood Dome.


    # Britney Spears set the record for fastest selling ticket sales for a concert ever in Perth's Burswood Dome selling out in 8 minutes flat, beating previous record holder Pink who sold out her Funhouse shows in 10.5 minutes.


    Britney Will Return

    Britney Spears Blackout
    Circus In the Zone Britney Oops!...I Did It Again
    ...Baby One More Time
  • Xmas List:

    Set 26 2010, 15h20

    The Script records
    Maroon 5 Hands All Over
    Teenaged Dream

    Emilie Autumn
    Epica
    Kamelot
  • How to make a Good record IE Katy's POint Of view:

    Ago 23 2010, 5h39

    Cohesivity (Britney + Blackout rock at this)
    Shortness (No more then 15 tracks and it becomes a freaking compliation record, INSTANTLY)
    Vision (A subtle theme (IE Circus), a musical style (IE Blackout), a lyrical focus point(IE In This Skin/Oops I Did It Again), A vibe (IE In The Zone), it could be anything)
    Enjoyment of All involved (Listener and maker)
    Cutting edgeness (I'm not buying something already out there in the world already)
    Original style (like if you bring your style onto the record which takes from currant styles I'll dig it)
    Sensible Tracklisting (Throwing a ballad between two dance tracks is just a fail, throwing a dance track at the end of two ballads is brilliance)
  • My Musical Plan For Post-Guitar Buying CDS:

    Mai 18 2010, 3h34

    Epica-The Divine Conspiracy, Design Your Universe, Consign To Oblivion, The Phantom Agony

    Emilie Autumn- Enchant, Opheliac/Opheliac(Deluxe Edition), Laced/Unlaced, A L'tl Bit Of This and That Rarities Collection,

    Then: Opheliac EP, Liar/Dead Is the New Alive EP ,4 o'Clock, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun & Bohemian Rhapsody Double Feature EP,
  • Ten-Gabriella Cilmi Review

    Mar 30 2010, 6h07

    Ten by Gabriella Cilmi is a brand new album from this Australian songstress. This misunderstood but amazing album is a great new direction for this new woman "On A Mission". It shows off her new confidence in her song-writing. It also shows a certain innovation in making the music original and she is also clearly not bowing down to what's cool in this currant musical climate.
    I believe in this album she takes risks and samples various retro eletro-pop and meshs it with the currant eletro pop sound. This I think on it's own she should be proud of when people ten years older then her are basically making run of the mill it's cool so I'll do it music. (Christina Aguilera, I am pre-judging you).

    Now to the songs and what makes each song special.
    Heart's don't lie-This song samples Bee Gee's harmonies and structure and shifts it to her old Jazz based music with a heavy sexy beat. Tell me what's not original about that. This is one of my favourites. I loved it from the first time it leaked. It's just good fun. It would definitely ease the distance between Lessons to Be Learned and this new Ten era sound Gabby.

    What If You Knew- This song reminds me of ABBA. There is quite alot of ABBA-like synth on this track. It has that simple lyrics sweet concept which ABBA has. It reminds me of their more innocent break up era stuff.

    Love Me Cos You Want To-
    This song just has that generally good melding of the old eletro with currant eletro. Heavy dirty bass and softer singing like the era she took inspiration. This is a song about wanting to loved properly and not as a sympathy-"love" affair. I find this song quite uplifting despite it's sad manner. It's very girl power. It's very girly too with the soft vocals and the ease that is to listen to. The break down at the end flows it perfectly into the next song.

    Defender-This is a song dedicated to her little brother, but it could be about a friend or a love. Again with the easy soft piano chords and singing. A somewhat torch song. It flows seamlessly from it's prevous track. Which to me is a plus when it comes to the album. This song could be considered one of the more organic tracks on the album. With a drum set and piano's being key instruments in this song. It has momants which lead back to old-style eletro-pop. It's probably the most modern track on the album. Next is

    Robots...Which could be considered the natural follow up to Einstein. This song is about the topic of love and wondering if it would be possible to love each other as "Robots". Another easier more slow songs. With heavy breathing and but slightly more upbeat rhythm and melody. This song samples retro synths and modern synths in equal measures. This song is also pretty modern on the album. The singing is soft and easier to sing along to then her earlier stuff and fits into it's place on the album perfectly.

    Superhot- This song reminds me of Radar by Britney Spears. This song in particulary she doesn't sound like herself. A typical pop song about finding someone "SuperHot". Until it hits the chorus which is very very retro which flows well into the next track. It's fast-paced vocally and would be hard to sing along to. One of my absolute favourites, you know cuz it sounds like what Britney does. Again with that hidden mesh of retro pop and currant-pop. It could be considering a time capsule of all of pop from early 60's to right now. The middle 8 is incredibly well set in older pop sound.

    Boys.
    This song has ABBA style all over it. ABBA and Bee Gee's Together! This is easily the song which takes the most from earlier pop and meshes it with new instrumental techniques. The vocals are so ABBA like it's shocking. Upbeat and silly song. She styles herself to fit into the music very well. High points and low points and is a very recognisable song. This song came off about her wanting to do a "Country Hip Hop song" and she ends up with this retro inspired hit. Likin' it.

    Invisible Girl-This song is wicked and has elements of If You Seek Amy by Britney Spears. This song has a good mesh between both sounds of old and new. See I told you. It has a wicked sample of 80's style pop.

    Glue-This is also a very old-style pop influenced song. A fan favourite. It has a very old sound in the background and is one of the most influenced by older retro-eletro-pop. It also has the girl band of old harmonies all over the chorus. Very very old pop sound. Which with it's slow tempo flows easily over into...


    Let Me Know. This song is also heavy on the old style pop influence. With choirs and a really really old style rhythm. Reminds me of Beetles or something like that. It's innocent and people who resent her change in direction would eat this track up. It even has a symphonie on it too. It's a sweet song AGAIN. The chords and the choirs and the symphonies all are very uplifting and this song works well in consideration of track 5. They are peers only in topics. Otherwise nothing alike. I would recommend people who like her old style to go to this song first to ease themselves into her new style of music.

    Then it's one of my most favourite tracks on the whole incredible record:
    Superman This track is very sexy and sweet. Sensual and innocent. It's again very heavy on the more organic sound with a heavy beat. Heavy breathing and she sings the lyrics very sweetly. I always come back to ths song. It's something special. Again I would recommend this as a way into the album for fans of her older sound. She sings softly again and shows incredible restraint and This song is generally amazing.

    Sweet About Me (Twenty Ten Version)..There's not alot you can say about it. Other then it is clearly an upgrade of Sweet About Me up to this currant sound and keeps the song true to itself. While adding elements of the new tracks. It has many elements of the old version of it...but makes it new and refreshing for new fans and solidifies the fact that she is commiting to this direction in her music. Leaving behind who she was two or three year's ago.

    In conclusion. This album is a currant pop with eletro elements, but genuinely tries to make it's music original by taking it back to how retro pop sounded. It features alot of sweet singing and sexy lyrics. Is upfront about what she's singing and is a delight to all pure pop fans. Britney Spears fans, Kylie Minogue fans, Hilary Duff's Dignity fans, would adore it. As would anybody who loves some good pop to enlighten their lives. People who loved Hazardous by Vanessa Amerosi may also enjoy this take on electro pop.

    Albums Which are somewhat related but not:
    The Veronicas - Hook Me Up
    Britney Spears - Circus
    Kylie Minogue - Fever
    Ashlee Simpson - Bittersweet WorldGwen Stefani - Gwen Stefani[album artist=Gwen Stefani]Love Angel Music Baby[/album]
    Inspirations:
    ABBA
    Bee Gee's
  • Upcoming Albums I'm Looking Forward Too:

    Jan 16 2010, 10h32

    In No Order...
    Britney Spears
    The Veronicas
    78Violet -formerly Aly & AJ
    Delta Goodrem
    Kylie Minogue-Aphrodite (July 2nd)
    Gabriella Cilmi-Ten
    Evanescence
    Miley Cyrus-Can't Be Tamed (June 22nd)
    JoJo
    Ricki-Lee
    Avril Lavigne
    Maroon 5
    Lindsay Lohan (I refuse to quit, unless she dies and then it would still be released cuz she would be dead and people would be interested then, don't blame me, blame humanity)




    These are just the most antisipated ones, may think of some more later!

    Love
    Katy
  • Songs, Albums, Bands and Experiences Of the Year: 2009-Year Of the Band and Britney!

    Dez 26 2009, 5h14

    New Discoveries: (in order)
    Epica/Never Enough/The Obsessive Devotion/The Divine Conspiracy/Design Your Universe-March
    This year I had the pleasure of finding the band Epica on the great wide web. Credit goes to Youtube! I was just searching through the Great Metal Vocalists With Female Leads video's for fun and I found the song Never Enough. I listened to it and just kept GOING and going searching and finding new stuff to love. Never Enough really spoke to me, and now I have them in my life, I honestly think out of all the artists I've taken a liking too over the years. They seem to be the most well thought out, expressive, talanted, breath-taking, thought provoking, involving and overtaking bands EVER. I literally feel like I'm within the music it's that brilliant. Simone is now one of my favourite singers ever (as a singer myself), so classic yet expressive with power and emotion. She is an amazing woman and inspires me as a vocalist and singer. (and I also find her really good looking) As is Mark for thinking up all these in depth/deep, thought provoking,concepts I get to listen to and he gets credit for creating this band. Everybody else I also just love for giving their thing to this new discovery of mine. They are the next band I want to see live ASAP.
    Even had I not listened to Never Enough, their latest album would've made me love them. Everything is literally PERFECT on that record. I'm gushing but really they've given me so much already...I so love them
    Fools Of Damnation - The Embrace That Smothers Part 9, Martyr of the Free Word, Design Your Universe ~ A New Age Dawns - Prt VI ~, Sancta Terra have also been great "FINDS" this year. Told you their new album is pure amazingness.
    Santa Terra is one of my favourite leave me alone songs, and I can sing it pretty well, considering, everything!!
    oh and The Obsessive Devotion is one of my most played songs this year. That song is THE reason I'm here today. That song is the reason I fell in love with them and everything they are. It's a wonderful contribution to me and music in general.
    They also are contributing to what I write and what I will do with my music in the future <3 <3

    Kamelot/When the Lights Are Down-May
    Kamelot got my attention again through random listening to music. Their band lead me back to Evanesence in some twisted way...I love the guitars and I enjoy looking forward to getting their Epica/The Black Halo/Ghost Opera albums. Roy really tickles my ear with his voice which is amazing. I really really could love this album. I have heard most of their stuff through Youtube and I love almost all of it. They are a brilliant band.

    Evanescence/The Open Door/Fallen/Your Star/Lose Control/Call Me When You're Sober/Whisper/Tourniquet-July-ish
    oh Evanescence, Evanescence let me express myself after alot of heart break and confusion I've had the pleasure of experiencing at the start of the year.
    Particularly Important Tracks:
    Lose Control is one of my favourite tracks of this year as far as discovering goes gosh I love singing it
    Your Star which opened me up as a song writer
    Call Me When You're Sober made my life by it's meer existance feelin' the "If You love me, come find me MAKE UP YOUR MINDINDINNNNNNND".
    Fallen also has some tracks which I have enjoyed knowing such as Whisper and Tourniquet. Whisper is a joy to sing. Amy Lee has also influenced me to experiment with the piano and keyboard. She is a really powerful woman who knows what she wants I really like that. Joined their forum I like them so much


    New Albums I brought this year and Songs of which I'm fond of:

    Design Your Universe-Epica
    Design Your Universe ~ A New Age Dawns - Prt VI ~
    Martyr of the Free Word
    Burn to a Cinder-I've alread mentioned how much Epica is just amazing. These tracks are definately some of the best of their newest album. I find Design Your Universe inspiring, I can liste to Martyr when I feel abit Angsty and Burn To A Cinder is just really friendly and well sung Martyr and Cinder both have amazing solo's which I enjoy soooo much.

    Cradlesong~Rob Thomas
    I only got this album recently, but it makes me so happy. It's a real nice follow up to Something To Be. Romantic and Realistic and I can just picture boys singing them to their loves everywhere. As good and better then anything Justin has ever done. Made me fall in love with him all over again. His voice could be singing anything I would just listen. He's just got that special thing about him. Special songs off this album are:
    Wonderful-kind of a follow on to the song Something To Be of his debut. Beautiful song with some reallly amazing vocals "I'm A WANTED MAN!!!" Catchy Would You Love Me Then? hook. It's one of the most perfect tracks ever.
    Snowblind-I think this should be a single, it's just upbeat and a joy to listen too.
    Give Me the Meltdown-favourite single this year. Amazing song, upbeat and relatable and romantic and pissed off at the same time. Everything you need in a song is in this song.
    Those are just the ones which stand out so far, I could say the whole album is perfect, musical ear candy.
    Hard on You and Still Ain't Over You. These two tracks are definately one of my absolute favourites off the record. They are so funky and poppy and have this catchy edge to them which makes them particularly special. That and they are really sweet.

    Breakthrough~Colbie Caillat
    The first record I brought this year. This album was definately a worthwhile former ONLY purchase musically this year. It has all different sounds, it's a growth album where she leaves behind her purely acoustic sound and starts to experiment with different sounds from jazzy snaps ( You Got Me ) to symphonies and memorable original beats even (Fearless) and piano driven tracks (It Stops Today). This album is a worthy contender for album of the year by any guess. Full of creativity and cohesiveness......My favourite track is Breakin' at the Cracks
    I got the deluxe edition and they are some real special tracks on that part of the album too!

    Talk Is Cheap~Miley Cyrus
    I brought Time Of Our Lives on a whim while out this holidays. This song is worth the 10 dollars I spent on the record. This song is one of her truely incredible songs. As good as Fly On the Wall and See You Again. This song screams attitude and I relate to it ALOT. Especially considering this year.


    Hazardous~ Vanessa Amerosi
    This album I think of as a Spiritual Successor to Blackout by Britney Spears. Me being a Britney song makes me enjoy it so much. I love her voice she can sing ANYTHING and I enjoy it. Her style of singing is amazing and she writes amazing songs! Particularly brilliant tracks are:
    Mr Mysterious: This is only the second time I've heard a rent a rapper just fit into his part of the song. Amazing song, catchy and rhythmic, I enjoy it so much.
    Hazardous~amazing new track.
    Sleep With That~kick as break up track, worthy single choice. Memorable.
    Aliens And U.F.O.s~I get this song, it's fun and I could just enjoy it. It's just a song of contradictions = I love it.
    Blow Me Away~This song is so poppy and upbeat I love it. It's exactly how I feel right now. I love this track.
    Snitch ~all sorts of amazing


    The Concert Experience Of A Lifetime:
    On the topic of Blackout by Britney Spears....The greatest experience of my life:Thu 19 Nov – The Circus Starring Britney Spears
    I went to see her live, was worth every cent I spent on it. One of the most incredible things to ever happen to me. Made me feel like dreams do come true. It was just beyond words. Time was flying and She was singing and dancing her ass off and I felt so connected to her. The reason I love her was solidified over that period of two hours. She was worth it all. I cried I laughed and I felt so inspired. Truely amazing experience.

    Love
    Katy

    If you take the time to read this, You get my credit!
  • Top 15 Albums This Decade!

    Dez 7 2009, 4h04

    1.Britney-Britney Spears (01)
    2.The High Road-Jojo (06)
    3. A Little More Personal (Raw)-Lindsay Lohan (05)
    4. Circus-Britney Spears (08)
    5. Blackout-Britney Spears (07)
    6. Bittersweet World-Ashlee Simpson (08)
    7. The Best Damn Thing-Avril Lavigne (07)
    8. Beautiful Soul-Jesse McCartney (04)
    9. Metamorphosis-Hilary Duff (03)
    10. Love Angel Music Baby-Gwen Stefani (04)
    11. The Open Door-Evanescence (06)
    12. The Secret Life Of...The Veronicas (05)
    13. Mistaken Identity-Delta Goodrem (04)
    14. Oops I Did it Again-Britney Spears (00)
    15. Body Language-Kylie Minogue (03)

    Honerable Mentions:
    Futuresex/Lovesound-Justin Timberlake (06)
    In The Zone-Britney Spears (03)
    Dignity-Hilary Duff (07)
    Autobiography-Ashlee Simpson (04)
    I Am Me-Ashlee Simpson (05)
    Speak-Lindsay Lohan (04)

    Hilary Duff
    Britney Spears
    The Veronicas
    Evanescence
    Kylie Minogue
  • The Circus:Starring Britney Spears!

    Nov 20 2009, 1h25

    Thu 19 Nov – The Circus Starring Britney Spears
    was the most amazing experience ever, everything was perfect, I was completely lost in the experience, smiling like a fool the whole time, she was so there, and dancing so well and just amazzzzzzzzzzzzinnnnnnnnnnnng. I just loved the whole experience it was just so perfect, and we had eye contact and it was just amazing!....the greatest thing to ever happen to me!

    Love
    Katrina

    Britney Spears is the best performer ever!
  • Top Fifteen Artists-might as well!

    Nov 11 2009, 3h22