Rihanna - Talk That Talk Reviews

Based on 6 critics - Overal Score:  63/ 100

Enough with the chains and whips already. Ever since 2009's Rated R, the relentlessly dark, blood-on-your-hands record she released after being assaulted by her then boyfriend Chris Brown, Rihanna, 23, has equated falling for someone with feeling tortured. On last year's LOUD, she even tried to make pain seem empowering with the hard-pounding single ''S&M.'' But between ''Love the Way You Lie,'' a domestic-violence saga played out with Eminem, and ''Man Down,'' a ragga-tinged murder ballad, she just sounded like she needed a hug. 80/100 Read Full Review ew.com/ew/article/0,,20545856,00.html

Chris Cornell - Songbook Reviews

Based on 2 critics - Overal Score:  80/ 100

The fact that there is no cover of Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' is a surprise as this was always covered at Audioslave shows by a solo Cornell, but the collection here is more than enough to show Chris' amazing vocal talent stripped bare. A must for anyone who has or even hasn't heard of him. 90/100
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Mac Miller - Blue Slide Park Reviews

Based on 5 critics - Overal Score:  57/ 100

It was cool when Miller was wearing snap-backs and sampling Nas, or shouting out Wu-Tang, or rapping over Lord Finesse beats – it sounded good. But Blue Slide Park seems to ditch this approach, while still wearing a snap-back. So now, by some, Mac Miller will likely be labeled by some as a young hipster who is doing Hip-Hop culture wrong. Actually, he’s a real fan of Hip-Hop with under-developed rhymes and mainstream-production problems. Bummer. 65/100 Read Full Review http://allhiphop.com/2011/11/08/album-review-mac-millers-blue-slide-park/

The Puppini Sisters - Hollywood Reviews

Based on 1 critics - Overal Score:  70/ 100

Described as "the Andrews Sisters on acid," Anglo-Italian vocal trio the Puppini Sisters' sound and style are so steeped in the golden era of the silver screen that it's surprising it's taken this long for the concept of their fourth album, Hollywood, to materialize. 70/100
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Next On Top: Kayla Dane

Up-and-comer Kayla Dane, formerly of the female R&B group ‘Bella’, has worked with the likes of Rick Ross, T.I., Yo Gotti, Rodney Jerkins, Raphael Saadiq, Polow Da Don, Andre Harrell and Pharrell Williams. Currently preparing her presently untitled debut album for a 2012 release, Kayla is poised to leave her mark in the industry with her distinctive voice and uptempo tracks like her latest single, the DJ Don Cannon produced, “Fun In the World.” CherryOnTop recently sat down with the singer/songwriter for an exclusive interview on her image, style and musical influences.

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Selena Gomez Standing By Justin Bieber Amidst Paternity Accusations

Despite rumors of a breakup, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are still holding strong in the wake of a paternity suit filed by a California woman against the “Baby” singer. Along with a denial that the couple had split from Selena’s rep, the two arrived together at the MTV Voices Dinner in Belfast on Saturday holding hands and looking very much in love.

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All Access: Goapele (Video)

Goapele, whose name means “to move forward” in the South African language of Setswana, has done just that since her 2001 self-released debut album, Closer. In the last 3 to 4 years, the Oakland, California native has become a mother, cut off her signature dreads and truly come into her own as a woman. Currently promoting her latest effort, Break of Dawn, CherryOnTop got a chance to sit down with Goapele during her recent stop in NYC for a show at the legendary B.B. King’s to talk about showing off her sexy side, the pressure to get scantily clad and overly sexual like some of her contemporaries, Rihanna and her possible role in the upcoming Sparkle remake.

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Class Actress - Rapprocher Reviews

Based on 7 critics - Overal Score:  71/ 100

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AllMusic The most impressive thing on Class Actress' debut full-length album Rapprocher is the voice of Elizabeth Harper. Her rich, powerful, not to mention thoroughly enchanting vocals give the retro-synth pop sound a strength and impact that eludes most bands who chart a similar musical course.

Sputnikmusic Whatever the balance, it most definitely works. The track-list is consistent, the melodies catchy and layered, and the vocals lush and textured. Harper’s voice is silky and poised, adding a wash of warmth to the chilling robo-beats with her memorable and anthemic lines.