Author Archives: Susie Bijan

Watch Avril Lavigne’s Music Video for “Here’s To Never Growing Up”

  For many preteens who had the honor of living during 2002 and 2003, the name Avril Lavigne elicited a range of reactions. She was either a “fake try-hard” or that anti-pop, punk princess that sported those trendy yet rebellious jelly bracelets … Continue reading

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Winona Ryder: Stunning Human Being or Vampire?

  I’m going to throw an unpopular opinion out there: Natalie Portman wasn’t the star of Black Swan. The fact that she won an Oscar doesn’t prove anything, especially if all you did was make ridiculous ugly crying faces. The true champion actress in … Continue reading

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Listen to Mariah Carey + Miguel’s #Beautiful

  A prodigious voice has been missing from the airwaves lately. The owner of this celestial voice has been enslaved to a petty (yet incredibly well-paid) job on the reality television circuit, where she’s forced to teach plebeians how to one up her … Continue reading

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Listen to Jay Z’s “100$ Bill” for The Great Gatsby Soundtrack

  The king of rap opulence, Jay-Z, seems like a no-brainer addition to the star-studded soundtrack for the recent cinematic adaption of The Great Gatsby. NPR unveiled the complete soundtrack for streaming on its website this week, and Jay Z’s contribution, “100$ Bill,” opens … Continue reading

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Listen to Marina & The Diamonds + Charlie XCX’s “JUST DESSERTS”

  Marina & The Diamonds’s heartbreaker aesthetic is built upon a closet of pink crop tops and drawn-on hearts. Her music embodies the same sweetly toxic taste: her 2012 album, Electra Heart, is basically the auditory equivalent of packaged candy … Continue reading

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Florrie: A New Breed of Girl Rocker

  English musician Florrie (born Florence Arnold) is a blonde beauty, and it’s easy to get distracted by her gorgeous face and impeccable fashion sense. But don’t be fooled: Florrie’s not just your ordinary pretty girl rocker. She’s a multi-talented force … Continue reading

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Listen to a Preview of The Wanted’s “Walks Like Rihanna”

  It’s tough in the dog-eat-dog world of teenybopper stardom, but today the rivalries and feuds are not equally matched. While One Direction is currently enjoying the success of a worldwide tour and other benefits from their overwhelming success (Harry … Continue reading

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Try “Hannibal”: You Won’t Regret It

  Ever since Hannibal premiered on NBC a few weeks ago in the coveted 10 PM time slot, my love for the morbid television series has increased tenfold with each episode. The success of the series is definitely a bet … Continue reading

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Listen to Lana Del Rey’s “Young & Beautiful” for The Great Gatsby Soundtrack

  Despite the many criticisms made against Lana Del Rey, there’s no denying that she’s the queen of crafting cinematic soundscapes. Her songs tend to sweep listeners into a lush world full of drunken whiskey-fuelled nights, bad boys and melodramatic romance.

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Daft Punk Get Funky With “Get Lucky”

  Whoever is organizing the campaign for Daft Punk’s upcoming fourth studio album deserves a pay raise for a job well done. Fans got a first taste of the album – entitled Random Access Memories – a month ago in … Continue reading

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