Tag Archives: Beyonce

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

The Winners, Nominees & Snubs: 5 Talking Points from the 2017 Grammys

After #OscarsSoWhite dominated proceedings throughout the 2016 awards seasons, the residue from that controversy seemingly carried over into 2017. The imbalance of awards and nominations towards Continue reading The Winners, Nominees & Snubs: 5 Talking Points from the 2017 Grammys

‘Chained To The Rhythm’ Single Review: Effervescent Political Pop from Katy Perry

Even after her outspoken support for Hillary Clinton during 2016’s infamous US election campaign, it was still a bit of a surprise to discover a Continue reading ‘Chained To The Rhythm’ Single Review: Effervescent Political Pop from Katy Perry

The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 45-41

The next five tracks on our Top 50 Songs of 2016 follow a similar formula to our first instalment: a couple of veterans return with unexpected changes in musical direction (with one opting for a political war cry) whilst the hotly-anticipated return of one act also sent the internet into meltdown when he finally released his sophomore record. Here’s 45-41 on the countdown: Continue reading The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 45-41

The Vending Machine: Solange – Cranes in the Sky

Given the nature of Beyonce’s latest record Lemonade and its politically-driven lead single ‘Formation’, 2016 looked an even harder to shadow to escape for Solange. As we all know, Beyonce is all Continue reading The Vending Machine: Solange – Cranes in the Sky

Grammys 2017 Reaction: Is Pop becoming a more Accepted, Relevant Genre in the Musical Canon?

I recently read an article online at The Guardian discussing the current state and behaviour within music criticism. The meat and potatoes of the music critic often boils down to Continue reading Grammys 2017 Reaction: Is Pop becoming a more Accepted, Relevant Genre in the Musical Canon?

Track By Track: Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’

A continuous stream of a workshop, a challenging visual album and the opening single ‘Nikes’ all suggested that Frank Ocean’s inevitable return wasn’t too far away. However, with Endless and ‘Nikes’ being released this week, not many could’ve predicted Continue reading Track By Track: Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’

Father John Misty gets Philosophical on New Track ‘Real Love Baby’

In a month where Father John Misty was credited as a contributing songwriter on Beyoncé’s  LEMONADE, wrote his own lyrics to the House of Cards theme tune and shared a demo of a track championing the Toyota Prius, Continue reading Father John Misty gets Philosophical on New Track ‘Real Love Baby’

James Blake’s Masterful Sonic Balladry Expands the Universe with only a Pallet of Greens, Browns and Greys

The album cover was created by Sir Quentin Blake, the artist famous for illustrating the novels of beloved children’s author Roald Dahl. There’s a horribly twisted tree, with a naked woman caught in the grasp of its branches. A pallet of mushy-pea green, Continue reading James Blake’s Masterful Sonic Balladry Expands the Universe with only a Pallet of Greens, Browns and Greys

Is Dreams Proof that Beck could be a Popstar?

A man renowned for navigating the wicked waters of the relentlessly mutating music industry, Beck returns with ‘Dreams‘, his first single since his surprise Album of the Year win at the 2015 Grammy Awards with his 12th album, Morning Phase. Continue reading Is Dreams Proof that Beck could be a Popstar?