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- August 01, 2011
- Vol. 76
- No. 4
Picks and Pans: Music
Katy Perry, "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"
Proving that hubby Russell Brand is not the only funny one, a big-haired, braces-wearing Perry shows a flair for comedy in this homage to '80s teen flicks. Love the cross-generational cameos, from Glee stars Darren Criss and Kevin McHale to Corey Feldman and Debbie Gibson.
Coldplay, "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall"
Chris Martin and his blokes paint a colorful picture of their new single in a graffiti-laden clip that looks like art come to life.
Foo Fighters, "Walk"
The slyly witty Dave Grohl stomps on the mundanity of day-to-day life, taking a plunger in the face from Pat Smear along the way and poking fun at Justin Bieber and Coldplay.
Beastie Boys, "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win"
Pulling a G.I. Joe, Ad-Rock, Mike D and MCA are transformed into action figures in this Spike Jonze-directed adventure.
Beyonce, "Best Thing I Never Had"
Wearing Agent Provocateur lingerie, a Baracci wedding gown and a Vera Wang dress, B demonstrates that looking gorgeous is the best revenge.
In 2011 you can still hear echoes of Lifes Rich Pageant in everything from the Decemberists' The King Is Dead to R.E.M.'s own Collapse into Now. But for the real deal, feast on the 25th-anniversary edition of the alt-rock classic-with a bonus disc of demos for the devoted.
ON ROCKING WITH YOUR UNCLE
"He's 11 years older," says Sky Blu, 24, whose father is Redfoo's brother. "But he never pulls rank!"
ON THEIR DAD AND GRANDDAD, MOTOWN FOUNDER BERRY GORDY
"He's given us advice. I call them 'Granddaddyisms,'" says Sky Blu. "He's extremely proud and came to a few shows. He shuffled and sprayed champagne on the crowd."
ON MOTOWN MEMORIES
"I was in a Smokey Robinson video as a kid," says Redfoo, 35, "and danced onstage with the Temptations. And I remember going to Rick James concerts and falling asleep."
ON WHO'S THE BIGGER PARTIER
"Definitely Foo," says Sky Blu. "I don't go to parties as often, plus I got a girl. Foo is single, and he is the ultra ladies man!"
Reigning American Idol champ Scotty McCreery could learn a thing or two from this Nashville Star winner, who uses his rich baritone to smooth effect on both ballads (the hit "Tomorrow") and honky-tonkers ("Save Water, Drink Beer").
If Not Now, When?
You wouldn't normally turn to Incubus for good rainy-day music, but that's exactly what these mellowed-out dudes have delivered on their first studio album in five years. But at least "Switchblade" still brandishes a rock edge.
Where Country Grows
On her second set, Shepherd digs into country's roots with a traditional sound that brings to mind Miranda Lambert at her earthiest. Highlights include "More Cows Than People" and the sassy "Look It Up."
CALI SWAG DISTRICT
After scoring a hit-and starting a dance craze-last year with "Teach Me How to Dougie," this hip-hop posse finally releases their debut album. But while there are some bumping beats, there's too much filler to keep the party hopping.
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