Review: The Weeknd – Starboy

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Starboy is a roller coaster ride of dark pop emerging as the next chapter of The Weeknd’s artistic journey. This third studio album explores the universe he’s created for his alter ego, Starboy, seen as a deeper inner-self version of Toronto-born Abel Tesfaye. He credits the last four years with … Continue Reading →

Review: Alicia Keys – Here

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Fifteen years after the debut of Songs In A Minor, and a month before the release of her sixth studio album, entitled Here, Alicia Keys stood in the middle of Times Square in complete awe of the thousands of fans cheering her on. With all-star guests joining her on stage, … Continue Reading →

Review: Lady Gaga – Joanne

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According to Lady Gaga, the album Joanne is about family, friendship, and learning from the past. She explains that this is “me going out into the world and bringing with me its deepest stories that I have of my life and turning them into songs.” Quite honestly, we could stand … Continue Reading →

Review: The Game – 1992

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Bring up the year 1992 among a group of friends and some of the first things that come to mind undoubtedly will be the Los Angeles riots and the spectacular gold medal performance of the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team, known as the “Dream Team”. But for The Game, then … Continue Reading →

Review: Solange – A Seat At The Table

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As purveyors of Black American culture tout 2016 “the Blackest year ever”, celebrating the sheer volume of Black celebrities, athletes and content creators using their influence to speak against racial inequity across the United States, A Seat At The Table is right on time. The surprise release of Solange’s third … Continue Reading →

Review: Passenger – Young As The Morning Old As The Sea

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Young As The Morning Old As The Sea is the eighth studio album Michael Rosenberg, aka Passenger, has released since 2007. “With every album you learn from the mistakes of the last one. After a while you really hone in on what you’re trying to achieve. So hopefully, by album … Continue Reading →

Review: The Head And The Heart – Signs Of Light

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Touring can be an unhealthy experience even for the healthiest of people, as members of The Head And The Heart conceded at the end of their 2013 tour promoting their sophomore album, Let’s Be Still. Following a nonstop emotionally and physically exhausting tour schedule that included 200 shows of major … Continue Reading →

Lindsey Stirling Is Beating The Odds Outside Of The Artistic Box

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Electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling perfected the art of marching to her own beat long before she became a viral internet sensation. Widely discussed in her memoir, co-authored with her sister Brooke, The Only Pirate At The Party reached The New York Times Top Ten Bestsellers list and highlights the most … Continue Reading →

Review: Gentleman & Ky-Mani Marley – Conversations

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Ky-Mani Marley has only one memory of his father, Bob Marley, who passed away when he was barely five years old. He would never get to experience what the other Marley children shared with their father, but as an artist he has stepped into his natural birthright as a recognized … Continue Reading →

Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway

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The Getaway is the eleventh studio album that the Red Hot Chili Peppers have released. The Chili Peppers have been given many genre titles from funk to punk, psychedelic to jam band. Whatever it’s called, the method of their madness has been working for over 30 years now. Notable achievements … Continue Reading →

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