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Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Review- Unashamedly Tongue-In-Cheek and Nostalgic, his most Complete Record yet

It’s no secret that pop music has become an oversaturated market. The hooks are no longer ingeniously constructed by pure talent but by science’s intricate dissection of what makes a hook catchy. Earworms are no longer a rarity achieved by a handful of pop demigods; they are a synthetic feature that come to define Continue reading Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Review- Unashamedly Tongue-In-Cheek and Nostalgic, his most Complete Record yet

‘Versace On The Floor’ Review: Bruno Mars Earns Another Spot on your Hook-up Playlist

In recent time, Bruno Mars has only dealt in the brazenly spectacular; his collaboration with Mark Ronson, the ubiquitous ‘Uptown Funk’, was the defining track of 2015 and his first solo single in four Continue reading ‘Versace On The Floor’ Review: Bruno Mars Earns Another Spot on your Hook-up Playlist

Track By Track: Lady Gaga’s Joanne

With her fifth solo album and her sixth overall, the title of her latest LP, Joanne, alludes to something more personal than the garish disco pop of her previous work. After the mild disappointment of Continue reading Track By Track: Lady Gaga’s Joanne

Bruno Mars Hits the Jackpot with ’24K Magic’

Bruno Mars has announced that his third studio album 24K Magic is complete and set for a November 18th release. The first single, also titled ’24K Magic’, was released today following a relatively quiet 2016. This is Mars’ first solo work since Unorthodox Jukebox, which was released in 2012. However, when Mars has ventured back Continue reading Bruno Mars Hits the Jackpot with ’24K Magic’

Lady Gaga’s Second Single ‘Million Reasons’ a Heartfelt Return to Form

Lady Gaga’s first single since her collaborative album with Tony Bennett was met with mixed reviews. ‘Perfect Illusion’ was praised for its raw, unfiltered power but its production drew criticism Continue reading Lady Gaga’s Second Single ‘Million Reasons’ a Heartfelt Return to Form

Lady Gaga’s Return is Anything but Triumphant; it’s an Imperfect Illusion

I, like most people, was extremely hyped for Lady Gaga’s return to out-and-out, all encompassing pop music. I’ve never been a devoted follower of Gaga but it’s hard to, if not impossible, to ignore Continue reading Lady Gaga’s Return is Anything but Triumphant; it’s an Imperfect Illusion

The Vending Machine: Daffodils – Mark Ronson feat. Kevin Parker

‘Daffodils’ is an odd combination of lyricism, production and instrumentation. For Mark Ronson, a pop auteur normally operating in more funk-driven circles, ‘Daffodils’ steps bravely away from the usual algorithm Continue reading The Vending Machine: Daffodils – Mark Ronson feat. Kevin Parker

The Vending Machine: Downtown – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘ return carries on the trend of recycling the dancehall funk and groove of the ’70s and ’80s with their undeniably catchy track ‘Downtown’. It’s in the same vein as their cult hit ‘Thrift Shop’ Continue reading The Vending Machine: Downtown – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Single Review: The Knocks feat. POWERS – Classic

‘The best way to successfully traverse the current landscape of the music industry is by releasing music that invokes some kind of emotion in the listener,’ wrote B-Roc and JPatt, better known collectively as The Knocks, in a letter posted on Noisey. Continue reading Single Review: The Knocks feat. POWERS – Classic

Album Review: Mark Ronson – Uptown Special

The music video to Ronson’s standout piece ‘Uptown Funk’ is just as colourful and joyous as the track itself. It’s a throwback to the heyday of funk and groove. Bruno Mars, clad in a light pink blazer, white fedora and a navy bandana, leads a crew of swerving dancers/hype men dressed in oversized electric blue suits and satin bombers. Continue reading Album Review: Mark Ronson – Uptown Special