Megan Thee Stallion Takes Big, Explicit Step on “Good News” [Review]

With her debut, Megan has given us the album we were all waiting for… and the album we were expecting. On her full-length debut album, Megan Thee Stallion doesn’t shy away from the same sort of highly explicit material that characterized her feature in this summer’s talk of the town: Cardi B’s ”WAP.” Not a single of the seventeen tracks on Good News has escaped … Continue reading Megan Thee Stallion Takes Big, Explicit Step on “Good News” [Review]

ARIANA GRANDE – Positions

Entering the new decade with her surprise-released sixth album, the pop princess sounds more confident and assured than ever before. But does she sound better? A surprise without surprises… “Broken. from the bottom of my heart. i am so sorry. i don’t have words.” This tweet was posted hours after a suicide-bomber detonated at an Ariana concert in Manchester, England in May 2017. Fifteen months … Continue reading ARIANA GRANDE – Positions

An Anxious Dance Move: Sam Smith’s “Love Goes”

Sam won our hearts with “Stay With Me” in 2014. Six years later, he has decided to leave his balladry behind and approach dance-pop. But has he, really? Here’s a review of Sam’s latest album, Love Goes. Sam Smith quickly became the crown prince of ballads when he debuted with the heart-wrenching “Stay With Me” in 2014. Following up with the gospel-infused hit ballad “Too … Continue reading An Anxious Dance Move: Sam Smith’s “Love Goes”

21 & Metro Underperform on “Savage Mode II” [Album Review]

Following up their extended play from 2016, Atlanta rappers 21 Savage and Metro have finally returned with a full-length successor. The art of following up  a successful original is one of the hardest challenges an artist can face, especially when the original has been hailed by some as an essential cornerstone in the shaping of the trap genre. 21 Savage and Metro are far from … Continue reading 21 & Metro Underperform on “Savage Mode II” [Album Review]

Bruce Spingsteen’s “Letter to You,” a Stellar Live Performance [Album Review]

From the very beginning, Bruce Springsteen was always the everyday person’s artist: a poor guy with huge talent, who had to work hard to gain the attention he deserved. But Springsteen  never fell out of people’s hearts since his breakthrough with Born to Run in 1975. Better than anyone else, Springsteen wrote lyrics that hard-working people from his native New Jersey and low-class neighbourhoods all … Continue reading Bruce Spingsteen’s “Letter to You,” a Stellar Live Performance [Album Review]

Gorillaz Bring Together Beautiful Talent on “Song Machine, Season One” [Album Review]

In the past, Gorillaz’ albums have often suffered from a lack of consistency, an endless stream of loosely constructed ideas and demos that would sometimes, like on their self-titled debut, result in a masterpiece — but more often result in an unfocused album difficult to grasp. Needless to say, I had my doubts when the group declared the Song Machine project, with songs being released … Continue reading Gorillaz Bring Together Beautiful Talent on “Song Machine, Season One” [Album Review]

“Tickets To My Downfall” – Machine Gun Kelly’s departure

When Blink-182’s singer Travis Barker featured on “I Think I’m OKAY” on 2019’s Hotel Diablo, it was an early sign that the next move in the rapper’s career would be to approach the pop-punk genre, forgotten by everyone apart from Green Day. Now, it is back on the top spot of the Billboard charts and in the wake of the post-punk revival, we can start … Continue reading “Tickets To My Downfall” – Machine Gun Kelly’s departure