GURLS OH GUH-HURLS.
Katie Melua, Lissie, Ellie Goulding, Laura Marling, Kate Nash, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Janelle Monae, Robyn, Sia -- you all are different artists with a Different Sound. Different Sounds from one another, even. I understand this.
But you gotta know that the dumbest one in the whole damn lot -- MARINA SHE OF THE DIAMONDS -- has out-quirked every quirk, out-sneered every sneer, out-sung every sing.
Her only competition is Ke$ha, really. There's something a little disappointing about that! Ke$ha isn't even the whole POINT of Ke$ha!
Anyway, I've given up on the lot of you. YOU ALL GET A 6.5 OK LET'S CALL IT A 7 HAPPY GREAT NOW NEVER SPEAK TO ME AGAIN. (Marina, come up and get yr consolation prize -- a spot on a year-end list! Space is limited! My wife thinks you're super annoying so hurry up, because I'll never be able to play you around the house once I've deleted yer alb from my hard drive!!)
Somewhat but not really related -- so is Nicki Minaj going to release an album at some point, or is she just going to keep appearing on magazine covers until something else happens?
Hey, looking that up on Wikipedia right quick to see that Pink Friday [no, no, no: PINK BULLDOZER!] comes out at the end of November(?), I learned for the first time (omg) that Nicki Minaj's real name (wait for it) is ONIKA MARAJ. THAT'S A NAME THAT EXISTS, ON A BIRTH CERTIFICATE, AND WAS NEVER USED FOR A POP CAREER. WTF, Cookie.