Sunday, 03 March 2013 18:08

Teena Marie Beautiful



I remember the first time I heard Teena Marie, it was the summer of 86 and I had a nice summer job.  Without going into details of the job, it was in a small kitchen, and I used to bring tapes in to play.  Anyway one Monday, I brought in a Motown compilation cassette that I had purchased at Woolworths.  
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Can we call time on Madonna's position as postmodern, ironic, feminist leader of the free music world? Don't get me wrong, she's fantastic. I love her back catalogue and her Bowie-like reinventions. Nonetheless, as we move into a new decade, the Madonna-as-high-art concept is finished. Done. Kaput. She's moved from Warholian pop genius to victim of the tabloid TMZ culture.
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Today sees the UK release of Alicia Keys's Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down, but you'll already know the song. Jay-Z's original version appeared on The Blueprint 3 last year (as Empire State of Mind, featuring Alicia Keys) and I've been addicted to it ever since. Who wouldn't be? With its huge hook, grandiose orchestration and shout-out to New York, the song isn't just an instant hip-hop classic, it's one of the best pop songs of the last 10 years.

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