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Katy Perry’s ‘Swish Swish’ is Innocuous Clickbait Pop

You’re probably right. ‘Swish Swish’ is probably about Taylor Swift but Katy Perry keeps her crosshairs annoyingly wide enough that fans are forced to make the Continue reading Katy Perry’s ‘Swish Swish’ is Innocuous Clickbait Pop

Lana Del Rey Sews the Past and Present Together on ‘Coachella – Woodstock in My Mind’

Lana Del Rey’s thoughts have always lingered on history, particularly those concerned with Americana. But on her new track ‘Coachella – Woodstock in My Mind’, Lana is concerned with the Continue reading Lana Del Rey Sews the Past and Present Together on ‘Coachella – Woodstock in My Mind’

‘Malibu’ will have you Crying Out for the Tongue-Wagging, Twerking Miley Cyrus of Old

Take away the flailing tongue, the twerking and the endless stream of glitter, and Miley Cyrus post-Hannah Montana wasn’t all that bad. 2013’s Bangerz had plenty to justify Cyrus’ spot in both Continue reading ‘Malibu’ will have you Crying Out for the Tongue-Wagging, Twerking Miley Cyrus of Old

Katy Perry’s ‘Bon Appetit’ Might Just Make You Lose Your Appetite

Katy Perry’s ‘Bon Appetit’ will probably leave you with conflicted feelings. Let’s start with the positives; first of all, Perry enlists songwriter/producer to the Continue reading Katy Perry’s ‘Bon Appetit’ Might Just Make You Lose Your Appetite

Dua Lipa and Miguel Team Up on the Sultry ‘Lost In Your Light’

Dua Lipa and Miguel seem like kindred spirits considering their recent artistic output. Miguel’s last album, Wildheart, pushed the kind of sultry R&B synonymous with Continue reading Dua Lipa and Miguel Team Up on the Sultry ‘Lost In Your Light’

Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd are Tethered by Love and Fate on ‘Lust For Life’

In the swirl of cinematic Hollywood and modern pop, Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd seem connected by a dark, but divine fate. Del Rey continuously yearns for broken, unavailable men; the type that her Continue reading Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd are Tethered by Love and Fate on ‘Lust For Life’

Lady Gaga’s ‘The Cure’ is a Pop Dilemma

Lady Gaga treated fans to an 18-track extravaganza during her Saturday headline slot at Coachella and also took her chance to revive her pop persona after dropping the stripped-back Joanne six Continue reading Lady Gaga’s ‘The Cure’ is a Pop Dilemma

The Vending Machine: Kaytranada feat. Anderson .Paak – GLOWED UP

I think what works well in the union of Montreal producer Kaytranada and the star-in-waiting Anderson .Paak is their collective propensity to breach time and all of its musical shifts. With Kaytranada, his debut album 99.9% keenly grabs Continue reading The Vending Machine: Kaytranada feat. Anderson .Paak – GLOWED UP

Childish Gambino: Awaken, My Love! Review – A Promising Transition into Funk

Perhaps the biggest preconceived risk attached to Awaken, My Love! was Childish Gambino’s commendable rap lyricism giving way to the uncompromising stench of grooved-out funk. The first single that preceded Awaken, ‘Me and Your Mama’, now arguably Gambino’s Continue reading Childish Gambino: Awaken, My Love! Review – A Promising Transition into Funk

The Vending Machine: Warpaint – New Song

Warpaint’s diversion into pop was somewhat predictable considering the elasticity of their chill dreamy indie rock. Where past records have excelled at constructing an Continue reading The Vending Machine: Warpaint – New Song