DJ Khaled: Grateful Review – Another One? Nah, You’re Alright Mate

You gotta hand it to DJ Khaled, he knows how to recruit. His latest album features no less than 34 collaborators across its bloated 22-track listing and they’re Continue reading DJ Khaled: Grateful Review – Another One? Nah, You’re Alright Mate

Lorde: Melodrama Review – Inimitable Maximalist Pop

In 2013, Lorde’s ubiquitous breakout hit ‘Royals’ offered pop a new angle, one that scoffed at the pristine, materialistic stereotype bred by the pop assembly line. And as she leaves Continue reading Lorde: Melodrama Review – Inimitable Maximalist Pop

Beautiful Thugger Girls Review: Young Thug’s Buoyant Personality Finds a Place in Pop

Young Thug exists at an unfortunate intersection; one where his chart record fails to match his notoriety. Young Thug released three records last year which were all received well but still failed to Continue reading Beautiful Thugger Girls Review: Young Thug’s Buoyant Personality Finds a Place in Pop

Arcade Fire’s ‘Creature Comfort’ Treads a Dangerous Line of Self-Awareness

Much like ‘Everything Now’, Arcade Fire’s ‘Creature Comfort’ deals heavily in irony. ‘Everything Now’ scorned modern life’s passively destructive relationship with

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Calvin Harris’ ‘Feels’ Feeds Off of Pharrell’s Energy and Very Little Else

Sometimes for Calvin Harris, something as simple as retracing your steps, or the steps of his pop ancestors, can be enough to maintain a hot streak only matched Continue reading Calvin Harris’ ‘Feels’ Feeds Off of Pharrell’s Energy and Very Little Else

The Week’s 5 Essential Releases Worth Listening To

This week it was insanely difficult to choose who would feature on the weekly roundup of new music. Fleet Foxes and Lorde already confirmed that they would be releasing new albums but it was several surprise releases and returns that made this week particularly special. Here are the week’s five big releases that should be on your radar: Continue reading The Week’s 5 Essential Releases Worth Listening To

London Grammar: Truth Is A Beautiful Thing Review – Sleepy, Vacuous Indie-Electronica

All summer music is weekend ready but that does not necessarily mean that all summer music is born the same. Everyone looks for the ultimate anthem, the one song that will Continue reading London Grammar: Truth Is A Beautiful Thing Review – Sleepy, Vacuous Indie-Electronica

Phoenix: Ti Amo Review – Sweetly Perfumed Synth-Pop with a Political Edge

With their deserved breakout finally coming after the success of 2009’s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix and the album’s signature tack ‘1901’, Phoenix’s latest record, Ti Amo, comes as an Continue reading Phoenix: Ti Amo Review – Sweetly Perfumed Synth-Pop with a Political Edge

Witness Review: Katy Perry is Out-Of-Touch with her Cringy Lyrics and Incoherent Concepts

Armed with cryptic, culinary visuals, a short-back-and-sides à la Miley Cyrus circa-2013, and a sudden penchant for social awareness and intense wokeness, Katy Perry has shifted from a Continue reading Witness Review: Katy Perry is Out-Of-Touch with her Cringy Lyrics and Incoherent Concepts

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