Estelle (Singer)

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    In Defense of... Estelle's "Thank You"

    If I were in a more adventurous, cool-hunter mood, I'd bemoan British singer Estelle's latest album, All of Me, for being too conventional, and say it would get crowded out by the likes of fellow British singers Adele and Emeli Sandé. However, I've recently found a role for Estelle's music. When ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Lenny Kravitz, Gigantour With Megadeth and Motorhead and This Week's Show Announcements

    Lenny Kravitz‚ÄčThe last time we heard from Lenny Kravitz, he was creating his own home video of an impromptu performance with a youth band from First Baptist Church of Lewisville on the streets of New Orleans. The people loved it, which is more than can be said of his 2011 funk album, Black and Whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Last Night: Estelle and Solange at House of Blues

    Estelle, Solange House of BluesMarch 9, 2009Better than: Catching up on the TV shows backlogged on my DVR.As someone who admittedly knows very little about Solange's singing career, I just have to say: The girl gives it her all. Her black-suited, shaggy-haired band played a particularly funky rendit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Last Night: John Legend At Nokia Theatre

    John Legend Nokia Live January 22, 2009 Better than: Letting the bartender mix your cocktail with Pepsi products. Having learned a hard lesson in traffic jams the last time I went to Grand Prairie's Nokia Theatre, I took MacArthur to the venue, to discover the streets were flowing free and clear. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    The End Of The End Of Year Lists: Pete Freedman's Favorite Albums And Singles Of 2008

    Sure, 2008 may be done, but the list-making still continues... This year, five contributors to the Dallas Observer's music section were asked to participate in the Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop critics' poll, which compiles the lists of hundreds of music critics across the country into one m ... More >>

  • Music

    December 25, 2008

    Pop Quiz, Music Snobs!

    What the hell happened with music in 2008? Well, let's see if you know.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Top Ten Pop Songs of 2008

    Pop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls, step right up!) But every year, a few irresistible bits of innovative ear candy rocket up the charts and seep into our subconscious. The following ten singles ... More >>

  • Music

    October 9, 2008

    Introducing Estelle, Britpop's Latest Crossover

    With "American boy" leading her excellent American debut, Estelle is the latest British star to make a go at the States

  • Music

    September 18, 2008

    Seeing a Ghost

    Yeah, Grandmaster Flash graced the ones and twos at Ghostbar this weekend. But who cares? The people there didn't seem to.