Gallant’s Ology: A Distinct Chapter in R&B’s Increasingly-Open Canon

In 2014, Gallant’s first foray into R&B’s ever-indefinable universe, an EP titled Zebra, presented a musician with an unforgettable falsetto but a lack of artistic direction or distinctiveness. Gallant’s greatest feature, his voice, was obscured by a smog of well-worn Continue reading Gallant’s Ology: A Distinct Chapter in R&B’s Increasingly-Open Canon

Devendra Banhart’s Ape In Pink Marble: Safety in Solitude

ape-in-pink-marbleDevendra Banhart has been stretching the corners of folk music with his self-styled freakish disposition for nine albums now- including his latest, the abstractly-titled Ape In Pink Marble. Banhart’s upbringing is nomadic Continue reading Devendra Banhart’s Ape In Pink Marble: Safety in Solitude

AlunaGeorge’s I Remember: Diverse Pop Hybrids with Plenty of Bite

With a handful of hits, including ‘You Know You Like It’ with DJ Snake and UK top 2 Disclosure collaboration ‘White Noise’, AlunaGeorge’s modest ascent has finally caught Continue reading AlunaGeorge’s I Remember: Diverse Pop Hybrids with Plenty of Bite

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam: A Glorious Revision of the Past Makes for a Promising Future

Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam Batmangli’s collaboration comes at a promising, but unnervingly indefinite crossroad. Leithauser was lead singer of indie rockers The Walkmen for 14 years, enjoying moderate success in the US until the band went on Continue reading Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam: A Glorious Revision of the Past Makes for a Promising Future

The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ is Good but it’s not Quite ‘Can’t Feel My Face’

2016 has been relatively quiet for The Weeknd except for a few cameos on The Life of Pablo and Lemonade. But this week, The Weeknd bombarded social media with his upcoming album’s cover art, title and first single, with the latter two both being titled Continue reading The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ is Good but it’s not Quite ‘Can’t Feel My Face’

The Divine Feminine: Mac Miller’s Singular Vision of Love’s Many Conflicting Intricacies

The Divine Feminine manages to concisely draw together a wide berth of influences; the post-Neptunes, effortlessly-cool funk on ‘Dang!’ the suddenness of modern jazz alla Kendrick Lamar Continue reading The Divine Feminine: Mac Miller’s Singular Vision of Love’s Many Conflicting Intricacies

Calico Review: Allah-Las Cross Vicarious Timelessness with a Refreshing Modernity

Allah-Las’ return embodies everything good about the LA scene- the muffled ecstasy of garage bands, the acidity of the sea salt and waves of both an oceanic and psychedelic disposition. The band’s Californian identity continues to permeate every track Continue reading Calico Review: Allah-Las Cross Vicarious Timelessness with a Refreshing Modernity

Dagny’s Ultraviolet: A Robust Collection Of Undeniable Pop Bangers

With her punchy brand of energetic indie-pop , Dagny looks set to be the latest alt-pop iteration fresh out of Scandinavia (Norway to be exact) to breach the mainstream markets. The first offering, 5-track EP Ultraviolet, has captured the backend of summer perfectly Continue reading Dagny’s Ultraviolet: A Robust Collection Of Undeniable Pop Bangers

Bastille’s Wild World: A Genre-Less Pop Album for the Alternative Crowd

‘To me, the image isn’t about what’s just happened or what happens next. It’s not about how they got there or how they got down. It’s about sharing a moment- two friends existing in that split second in that exact space, two people framed in the vast context of this huge mad metropolis that we’ve built. They’re there out of choice,’ Continue reading Bastille’s Wild World: A Genre-Less Pop Album for the Alternative Crowd

OneRepublic Reveal Album Date, Track List and Another Stirring Single in ‘Future Looks Good’

OneRepublic have finally cleared the mist surrounding their highly-anticipated fourth album. Their latest LP, titled Oh My My, is set to be released on October 7th and along with the release of

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