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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

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’

The Week’s 5 Essential Releases Worth Listening To

April 21st will be forever regarded as the week of the collaboration. With three intriguing team-ups in our five essential releases of the week, 2017 continues to offer many surprises, whether they’re matches made in pop heaven or chalk and cheese revelations. Here are the week’s five big releases that should be on your radar:

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The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 5-1

It all boils down to this. Vendor have sifted through viral hip-hop smashes, brooding contemplative folk, and of course, out-and-out sugary pop, to arrive at this moment. Here’s the Top 5 Tracks of 2016: Continue reading The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 5-1

The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 20-16

We’ve finally entered the Top 20 of our Best of 2016 list. Once more, the next five tracks are dominated by hip-hop and R&B, emphasising a truly stellar year for music of black origin. Here’s numbers 20-16: Continue reading The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 20-16

W:/ 2016ALBUM/ Review: deadmau5’s Devilishly Outspoken Personality Fails to Seep into his Eighth Album

With the depletion of EDM’s popularity over the last few years, the self-loathing and self-critical deadmau5’s continued appeal seems more and more like some cruel, ironic joke. Fewer and fewer people stick around for the Continue reading W:/ 2016ALBUM/ Review: deadmau5’s Devilishly Outspoken Personality Fails to Seep into his Eighth Album

The Vending Machine: The Weeknd – Secrets

The Weeknd returned a couple of weeks back with his third full-length album, Starboy, if you discount the deservedly revered Trilogy. As Trilogy‘s trio of mixtapes and the 14-track Beauty Behind the Madness suggest, Abel Tesfaye is fairly fond of Continue reading The Vending Machine: The Weeknd – Secrets

The Weeknd: Starboy Review – Tesfaye’s Transition Attempts to Strike a Balance between Pop Stardom and R&B Auteurism

Hedonism is nothing new. We knew that and The Weeknd knew that. And as for R&B, debauchery and sleaziness were blatant watermarks that if anything, have come to exemplify the genre more so over the last couple of years Continue reading The Weeknd: Starboy Review – Tesfaye’s Transition Attempts to Strike a Balance between Pop Stardom and R&B Auteurism

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

The Weeknd Reveals Two more Tracks from Starboy: Another Daft Punk Collaboration on ‘I Feel it Coming’ and ‘Party Monster’ Featuring Lana Del Rey

It’s just over a week (November 28th to be exact) until The Weeknd’s new album, Starboy, drops. The first two singles ‘Starboy’ and ‘False Alarm’ have taken The Weeknd in different directions. ‘Starboy’, rather unusually for The Weeknd, operated at a Continue reading The Weeknd Reveals Two more Tracks from Starboy: Another Daft Punk Collaboration on ‘I Feel it Coming’ and ‘Party Monster’ Featuring Lana Del Rey