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Quentin Harrison is a Dayton reared and (for now) Atlanta based writer. Writing for eight years, his works have appeared in the Dayton City Paper and reissued CDs for Big Break Records, Gold Legion, and Soul Music Records. Quentin runs The QH Blend (http://theqhblend.wordpress.com/) where his thoughts on music can be found. Quentin considers himself to be the Charles Barkley of pop music commentary.

Interview: Reviving the Feeling, Brothers in Rhythm on Kylie Minogue’s “Where Is the Feeling?” Turning 20

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Two men who were integral to allowing Minogue to unlock her muse were Dave Seaman and Steve Anderson (Brothers in Rhythm). In this interview, they reunite to recall the road to “Where Is the Feeling?” in their own words. Read More »

Are You Listening? 2014 in Music [Lenny Kravitz, Kimbra, Shakira, Chris Brown, Kelis, and More]

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2014 was all about 'Food' (Ninja Tune)―the kind one-time hook girl turned chameleonic chanteuse Kelis was serving. Read More »

Music Review: Lenny Kravitz – ‘Strut’

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Lenny Kravitz shows off his "strut" on his new LP. Read More »

Countdown: My Week with Beyoncé

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I would not succumb to conversion. I was a justified aficionado—personally and professionally—of popular music culture and Beyoncé stood in opposition to the music I jammed to. Or did she? Read More »

Clinton Sparks, The Mowgli’s, Kylie Morgan “Band Together to Banish Bullying”

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Clinton Sparks, The Mowgli's, and Kylie Morgan―hailing from hip-hop, alternative, and country respectively―are coming together to write a song for the “Band Together to Banish Bullying" project. Read More »

Music Review: Bring It On – Seal’s ‘Seal II’ Turns 20

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'Seal II' cemented Seal as a balladeer for the remainder of his career―to the casual observer―but for those in the know, it was just another side to this varied singer-songwriter. Read More »

Sugar & Pepper: 20 Years of Brandy Norwood

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Underneath whatever sonic raiment Brandy Norwood has donned, her mystique, sensitivity and unmistakable voice have driven some of the finest R&B recorded. Read More »

Music Review: Out Is Through – Alanis Morissette’s ‘So-Called Chaos’ Turns 10

Alanis Morissette, So-Called Chaos, alternative, rock, pop

Nine years after 'Jagged Little Pill,' Alanis Morissette could not be contained to the “alt angst” label. With her sixth LP, 'So-Called Chaos,' she continued her journey into her own womanhood. Read More »

Music Review: Rage to Love – Kim Wilde’s ‘Teases & Dares’ Turns 30

Kim Wilde, Teases & Dares, 1984, Pop, Synth, Dance

It was the year of Prince, the dawn of the 12” mix and rising dance-pop dolls when Wilde premiered her fourth LP, 'Teases & Dares' (MCA), in the fall of 1984. Read More »

Music Review: Donna Summer’s Pop Domino: ‘Lady of the Night’ Turns 40

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Summer’s debut, 'Lady of the Night,' is still obscured in her discography, as music historians often confine the singer to her output from 1975 through 1979. Read More »