Tag Archives: Pop

Live Review: Lana Del Rey @ O2 Brixton Academy

Despite the imposing heat and clear cerulean skies of this mid-July afternoon, an electricity pervades on the streets of bustling Brixton. Tonight’s show is a rare treat for those who were Continue reading Live Review: Lana Del Rey @ O2 Brixton Academy

The Pointlessness of Pop Star Feuds

The MTV VMAs often provides a pedestrian affair, as the world’s most popular pop stars battle it out in a quest for the coveted water cooler moment. Naturally, the Continue reading The Pointlessness of Pop Star Feuds

Lana Del Rey: Lust For Life Review – Symbolic, Mythic Musings on Americana Past and Present

As I held a copy of Lust For Life in my hands and surveyed the cover art, the first thing you notice is the beaming smile of Lana Del Rey herself. The second is the Continue reading Lana Del Rey: Lust For Life Review – Symbolic, Mythic Musings on Americana Past and Present

Foster The People: Sacred Hearts Club Review – Pop Throbbing with Newfound Purpose

Even with a now distant past as a jingle writer, pivoting towards poppier fare seemed like a natural progression for Mark Foster of Foster The People. But six years on from their Continue reading Foster The People: Sacred Hearts Club Review – Pop Throbbing with Newfound Purpose

Haim: Something To Tell You Review – Doubling Down on Killer Hooks

With their 2013 debut Days Are Gone, sister trio Haim discovered a peerless juncture; one where the breathlessness of R&B and shimmering ’70s soft rock coalesced Continue reading Haim: Something To Tell You Review – Doubling Down on Killer Hooks

Arcade Fire Sound Like they’re Scoring a Car Chase on ‘Signs of Life’

Part of Arcade Fire’s appeal is the theatricality and even if the lyrics of ‘Signs of Life’ aren’t as scathing or affecting as ‘Everything Now’, they still land on Continue reading Arcade Fire Sound Like they’re Scoring a Car Chase on ‘Signs of Life’

Calvin Harris: Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1 Review – Nuanced Summer Listening

There’s no doubt that Calvin Harris is a clever guy. His transformation from a slovenly house DJ to an EDM monolith to his latest incarnation, an autonomous producer who’s serious Continue reading Calvin Harris: Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1 Review – Nuanced Summer Listening

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