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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

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

Major Lazer: Know No Better EP Review – Relying On Of-The-Moment Star Recruit Only Gets You So Far

After the success of 2015’s Peace is the Mission, an ensemble delight that would even challenge a Wes Anderson wishlist, Major Lazer’s new EP, Know No Better, has the same intentions as Continue reading Major Lazer: Know No Better EP Review – Relying On Of-The-Moment Star Recruit Only Gets You So Far

Dua Lipa: Dua Lipa Review – A Powerhouse Pop Star in the Making

With delays leading to a release nine months after its intended September date, Dua Lipa’s debut album could’ve been damaged by its injection into a Continue reading Dua Lipa: Dua Lipa Review – A Powerhouse Pop Star in the Making

Halsey: Hopeless Fountain Kingdom Review – Individuality Gives Way to Pop Industry Standard

Even with the tempting call of the mainstream and its riches within earshot, Halsey claims to be more than just an artist that feeds the voracious Continue reading Halsey: Hopeless Fountain Kingdom Review – Individuality Gives Way to Pop Industry Standard

alt-J: Relaxer Review – The New String-Laden Approach Leaves us with Nothing Much to Decipher

Over the last five years, alt-J have become wonderfully wonky soundtrack poster boys for nerd chic. Armed with a salvo of digital ticks and squawks, an absurd bibliography of Continue reading alt-J: Relaxer Review – The New String-Laden Approach Leaves us with Nothing Much to Decipher

Swet Shop Boys: Sufi La Review – Heems and Riz MC Swap Conscious Rap for Tongue-in-Cheek Anthems

On their debut album, Cashmere, the Swet Shop Boys’ broadness of discussion was only outdone by the South Asian diaspora that came to inform their work. Like so many of the Continue reading Swet Shop Boys: Sufi La Review – Heems and Riz MC Swap Conscious Rap for Tongue-in-Cheek Anthems

Lil Yachty: Teenage Emotions Review – Unpredictable, Joyful and Often Masterful, but Severely Unbalanced

Hip-Hop and rap continues to schism, and there hasn’t been such disparity as there has been over the last few years. The rise of the pop-rapper has been buoyed by viral hits from the likes of Continue reading Lil Yachty: Teenage Emotions Review – Unpredictable, Joyful and Often Masterful, but Severely Unbalanced