single of the week

 

album picks

Album Review: Pharrell Williams - G I R L
  • 1 start
  • 1 start
  • 1 start
  • 1/2 start
  • 0 start
Album Review: 5 Seconds of Summer - She Looks So Perfect EP
  • 1 start
  • 1 start
  • 1 start
  • 1 start
  • 0 start
Album Review: Various Artists - Vampire Academy OST
  • 1 start
  • 1 start
  • 1 start
  • 1/2 start
  • 0 start
more album picks

accolade

SBA 2013
SBA 2012
SBA 2011

 

 

join our team!

join our team!
Giveaways

US pop duo MKTO - made up of Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller - first rose to fame via their debut single Thank You and quickly followed that up with the infectious hit Classic.

Thankfully, that energy is present throughout the duo’s debut album. In fact, most of MKTO's 11 tracks are radio friendly. The collaboration with Ne-Yo, Could Be Me, is the strongest moment on the album with its smooth R&B beats, besides previous single Classic.

We have to admit that many of the songs are fairly non-adventurous. However, consistency is undervalued in the pop industry and if there is one word to describe this album, ‘consistent’ would be it! Simply put, this is a credible debut album for the ex-Nickelodeon stars!

And of course, we'd best let you know that the glorious Sony Music team has kindly given us a 10 copies of the album to give away to you. So here's how you win one.

 

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet this message "#SpinorBinMusic! Please gift me a copy of MKTO's debut album! Could it be me?  http://bit.ly/1gUh0wz".

Good luck!

Photo credit: Columbia Records

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to Singapore and Malaysia residents only.
2. All entries must be received before 21:00 hours on April 20, 2014.
3. Multiple tweets are allowed but each Twitter account will only be entitled to one winning chance.
4. Representative of Spin or Bin Music will pick ten (10) tweet amongst all eligible tweets. Spin or Bin Music’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained about Spin or Bin Music’s decision.
5. Spin or Bin Music reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the rules and regulations of the Contest. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.
6. Winners will receive a tweet/ DM from Spin or Bin Music with further instructions on how to claim the prize.
7. Spin or Bin Music is not responsible for, nor obligated to replace, any lost, stolen, or damaged prize sent through mail.

After seeing the sizzling video with Rihanna, I thought this album would be a rip-roaring dancefloor non-stop party. I. Was. Wrong.

With Shakira, her first English-language release since 2009, the Colombian goddess has delivered an appealing album that is a real showcase for her vocal prowess. Jumping from the Brazil-inspired dance-floor-ready track Dare (La La La), to the epic pop rock of Empire, to the country twang of the Blake Shelton-assisted Medicine, the album showcases Shakira's cross-genre versatility and her utterly beautiful voice.

My favourite song from the album - Chasing Shadows. Written by Pop's Most In-Demand songwriter Sia and co-penned by Fernado Garibay, the electro-pop masterpiece has been on repeat on my iTunes since writing this article thirty minutes ago.

Can’t remember to buy it on iTunes? Don’t worry - there’s still hope when you stalk us, as always.

Spin or Bin Music is giving away 10 copies of Shakira. Thanks to Sony Music Singapore and Malaysia!

Here's how you can win a copy:

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet this message "Complete my EMPIRE with Shakira's self-titled album #SpinorBinMusic!  http://bit.ly/1skORYB".



Enter now — I dare you. (La la la). Good luck!
 

Photo credit: RCA Records

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to Singapore and Malaysia residents only.
2. All entries must be received before 21:00 hours on April 13, 2014.
3. Multiple tweets are allowed but each Twitter account will only be entitled to one winning chance.
4. Representative of Spin or Bin Music will pick ten (10) tweet amongst all eligible tweets. Spin or Bin Music’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained about Spin or Bin Music’s decision.
5. Spin or Bin Music reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the rules and regulations of the Contest. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.
6. Winners will receive a tweet/ DM from Spin or Bin Music with further instructions on how to claim the prize.
7. Spin or Bin Music is not responsible for, nor obligated to replace, any lost, stolen, or damaged prize sent through mail.

I love Foster the People's Torches - just like most of you. It was such a fresh indie-pop record and it was one of my favorite albums of 2011. When FTP announced that they were releasing new materials, I was scared that they would go through a sophomore slump with their new album, Supermodel.

It was unfounded.

At first listen, I am unconsciously looking for something familiar and comforting to latch on to. This didn't happen with Supermodel. But the more I listened and opened up to their new music, the more my appreciation grew. It is unique and dynamic, well crafted and extremely different.

This is a diverse set of songs that shows just how great of a songwriter and singer Mark Foster is. From incredibly catchy and danceable to just plain beautiful, the songs on this album deliver. I expect that this one will stay with me for awhile.

To celebrate the release of the album, the fine, friendly teams at Sony Music Singapore and Malaysia have kindly gifted us ten copies to in turn gift to you. And we make it so damned easy for you to win. Here's how...

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet this message "Will you be my BEST FRIEND #SpinorBinMusic? Gift me a copy of Foster The People's 'Supermodel'!  http://bit.ly/PbaQls".

Photo credit: Columbia Records

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to Singapore and Malaysia residents only.
2. All entries must be received before 21:00 hours on April 6, 2014.
3. Multiple tweets are allowed but each Twitter account will only be entitled to one winning chance.
4. Representative of Spin or Bin Music will pick ten (10) tweet amongst all eligible tweets. Spin or Bin Music’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained about Spin or Bin Music’s decision.
5. Spin or Bin Music reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the rules and regulations of the Contest. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.
6. Winners will receive a tweet/ DM from Spin or Bin Music with further instructions on how to claim the prize.
7. Spin or Bin Music is not responsible for, nor obligated to replace, any lost, stolen, or damaged prize sent through mail.

After scoring the soundtrack to the animated film "Despicable Me", Pharrell Williams found himself on three of the biggest hits of 2013. The first of which was Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines, followed by his appearance on Daft Punk's Get Lucky and his song Happy. The Daft Punk connection led to Williams being offered a recording contract with Columbia to record his sophomore effort G I R L. This time around, Williams eschews rapping for singing but has noticeably toned down the sexual content.

The album only features 10 tracks but they all fit perfectly with the theme of the album, which means no fillers! In this time of very dark music, this record serves as a breath of fresh air by giving you a genuinely happier group of tracks and doesn't follow the sheep in the music industry.

If you have been a fan of Pharrell since N.E.R.D. and are aware of his extensive archive of work, you will appreciate the sound on this album.

And of course, we love our readers, so we'd best let you know that the glorious Sony Music team has kindly given us ten copies to give away to you. So here's how you can win one.

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet this message "#SpinorBinMusic is giving away 10 copies of Pharrell Williams' G I R L! Cuz they are HAPPY!  http://bit.ly/1kUmQmD".

Photo credit: Columbia Records

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to Singapore and Malaysia residents only.
2. All entries must be received before 21:00 hours on March 30, 2014.
3. Multiple tweets are allowed but each Twitter account will only be entitled to one winning chance.
4. Representative of Spin or Bin Music will pick ten (10) tweet amongst all eligible tweets. Spin or Bin Music’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained about Spin or Bin Music’s decision.
5. Spin or Bin Music reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the rules and regulations of the Contest. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.
6. Winners will receive a tweet/ DM from Spin or Bin Music with further instructions on how to claim the prize.
7. Spin or Bin Music is not responsible for, nor obligated to replace, any lost, stolen, or damaged prize sent through mail.

When The Fray first came on to the seen almost 10 years ago, critics called them a cheap Coldplay knock-off. Now with four albums to their name they have proved the naysayers wrong.

There is a lot of negativity and critics have called their latest album Helios 'Not a Fray record.' We disagree - The fact that they are doing what bands like The Beatles did throughout their careers is what makes them one of the best bands in the industry right now. This sound is much different from their previous albums, which were amazing as well. Helios is a blend of the recognizable Fray vocals, but added is a bit of a rock edge and a little new wave thrown in. While there are many bands out there using the now neo-new wave sound, The Fray makes it their own in Helios.

And of course we want to make sure our loyal Twitter followers get a copy. So, with thanks to Sony Music Singapore and Malaysia, we've got ten copies to give away!

Here's how you could score one:

1) Follow us on Twitter.

2) Simply tweet this message "HELIOS #SpinorBinMusic! Gimme a copy of The Fray's latest album now! http://bit.ly/1olEUaB".

Photo credit: Epic Records

Terms & Conditions:
1. Open to Singapore and Malaysia residents only.
2. All entries must be received before 21:00 hours on March 24, 2014.
3. Multiple tweets are allowed but each Twitter account will only be entitled to one winning chance.
4. Representative of Spin or Bin Music will pick ten (10) tweet amongst all eligible tweets. Spin or Bin Music’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained about Spin or Bin Music’s decision.
5. Spin or Bin Music reserves the right to disqualify all entries that do not meet the rules and regulations of the Contest. These include entries submitted with invalid or incorrect information.
6. Winners will receive a tweet/ DM from Spin or Bin Music with further instructions on how to claim the prize.
7. Spin or Bin Music is not responsible for, nor obligated to replace, any lost, stolen, or damaged prize sent through mail.