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by Rudy Klapper [28 Oct 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
THE CRITIC: Tegan & Sara “Sainthood”

With 2007′s deceptively layered breakout record The Con, Tegan and Sara Quin, along with uber-indie producer Chris Walla, reveled in the darker recesses of indie pop, merging unconventional song structures and atypically diverse instrumentation with the kind of incisive, realistic lovelorn tales the two long ago perfected. Few would have expected the record to chart as well as it did, and it’s probably no coincidence that this, their sixth record, capitalizes on this. It’s perhaps the band’s most accessible to date, but these identical lesbian twins are hardly the likeliest candidates to be mainstream sellouts. Rather, Sainthood is a full-bodied, meticulously crafted rock record, one that stands firmly on its bedrock foundation of guitar, drums, and bass and lets the duo’s way with words and distinctive personalities shape the album into yet another uniquely Tegan and Sara album.

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by Gerardo Mendez [26 Oct 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
LC Does Kohls

Regardless of Speidi’s attempts to destroy her, Lauren Conrad seems to come back stronger than ever, be it with books (best-seller LA Candy will become a movie), or a fashion line. For the latter, she joined forces with Kohl’s and was able to put together a simple and cute collection (“easy-breezy-beautiful” comes to mind)…

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by Erin Darling [21 Oct 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
THE POP FIX Guide To A Happy Halloweek

Everyone knows that Halloween doesn’t last a day! Considering all the events, parties and themed get-togethers you’ll be invited to and/or attending, it can easily last up to a week! Here are some highlights of what’s going on in LA…

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by Rudy Klapper [20 Oct 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
THE CRITIC: “I Told You I Was Freaky” Represents A Downward Flight For The Conchords

When it comes to musical comedy, few do it any better than acoustic-folk duo Flight of the Conchords. Ever since I first heard the sexy slow jam “Business Time” and the hilarious failed theme song for Lord of the Rings, it was obvious that the New Zealanders Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clements possessed that very elusive skill – the ability to marry well-structured pop and genre exercises with deadpan, back-and-forth skits marinated in pop culture references and everyday observations. Their well-honed act struck the perfect balance between music and humor, the kind of combo that perhaps only Tenacious D’s debut has fully realized before…

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by thepopfix [19 Oct 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
THE POP FIX Needs Your Votes!

In case you haven’t heard, our very own Editor in Chief, Erin Darling, has been selected as a Panasonic Living in HD finalist! This means she’s made it on to the voting round where you decide her fate! Please join THE POP FIX in supporting Erin by watching her video and voting with enthusiasm!

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by Gerardo Mendez [18 Oct 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Beckham’s Spring 2010 Collection Shows Improvement From The Past

Victoria Beckham presented a new collection and for those of you who thought this air-headed princess would never amount to more than being a hot housewife/retired pop star, this is the third time in a row that the New York critics have applauded her efforts…

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by thepopfix [11 Oct 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
Would You Buy It?

In between the drama, the rumors and the Miss California mayhem, Carrie Prejean has found the time to pen her personal memoir of the what happened since the fateful night when Perez Hilton asked her what she thought about gay marriage in front of a national audience at the Miss USA pageant. THE POP FIX wants to know, would you buy it?

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by Gerardo Mendez [11 Oct 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
John Galliano’s Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear His Best Collection Yet

I love John Galliano’s romantic take on fashion. Ever since Anna Wintour’s illusive mercy fell upon him and recognized him as an up and coming fashion auteur, he has consistently developed collections surrounded by elements of the past and the future of fashion. For the house of Dior, he has been able to showcase several themes from revolutions and wars to the aesthetics of Christian Dior’s atelier several decades ago. However, his own fashion show proves not only his relevance to the fashion community, but that he is only getting better with each and every collection.