Review: Willie Nelson – Ride Me Back Home

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On his latest studio album, “Ride Me Back Home”, Willie Nelson’s subject matter is what you might expect from a man of eighty-six: he celebrates his music, laments and accepts that he’s aging, and reminisces about his life. Although Nelson’s gentle vibrato is unmistakable, and his twangy production is familiar, … Continue Reading →

Diana Rein – Queen Of My Castle

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Blues guitarist and singer Diana Rein has released her third studio album, titled “Queen Of My Castle”. Diana’s parents fled communist Romania in 1981 when she was three years old, raising her in Chicago where she attended performing arts school, which led to acting roles in the classic 90s comedies … Continue Reading →

Madonna – Madame X

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Madonna has published her 14th studio album, entitled “Madame X”. At age 60, the Queen of Pop remains the best-selling female recording artist and the highest-grossing solo touring artist of all time. Madonna wrote her new album in Portugal, where she relocated in 2017. “Madame X” comes with a number … Continue Reading →

Charlie Cunningham explores a Variety of intricate Emotions on his new Album

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In early 2017, Charlie Cunningham announced his presence as an inventive singer-songwriter to watch, with his debut album, “Lines”. The Bedfordshire-born and London-based artist captivated with intimate lyrics and agile guitar playing, using a unique guitar-tapping technique that he learned and perfected on a two-year sojourn in Spain. Cunningham’s impressive … Continue Reading →

Gloria Gaynor – Testimony

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Legendary singer Gloria Gaynor releases “Testimony”, her 18th studio album. The 69-year-old vocalist from Newark, New Jersey, became famous with her disco era smash hit “I Will Survive”, which peaked at #1 on the US charts and won a Grammy. “Testimony” is an album of inspirational songs and Gloria Gaynor … Continue Reading →

The Head And The Heart – Living Mirage

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“Living Mirage”, the fourth studio album by The Head And The Heart, has been released. A decade of recording and performing together has pushed the band, which originated from Seattle’s open mic scene, to international popularity with their blend of folk, rock, and pop music. The new album contains many … Continue Reading →

Southern Avenue – Keep On

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Southern Avenue have released their sophomore album, “Keep On”. The soul-blues fusion band from Memphis, Tennessee, formed in 2015 and published their self-titled debut record in 2017. With “Keep On”, Southern Avenue deliver an excellent follow-up, showcasing their evolving talents and wide-ranging musical interests on songs like “Savior”, “We Are … Continue Reading →

Review: Marina – Love + Fear

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Four years after releasing “Froot”, an album with synth-pop hits as idiosyncratic as the album’s name, Marina published an album trailer for her new double album, “Love + Fear”, which formally announced and delineated the album’s theme and aesthetic. As the trailer foretold, the British singer and songwriter’s latest album … Continue Reading →

A High 5 for Pop Magazine’s fifth Birthday!

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Today we celebrate the 5th birthday of Pop Magazine and we want to take this special opportunity to publish a list of some really great albums… Pop Magazine’s fifth anniversary is the perfect day to present a short list of those few albums that have earned our precious 5-star rating … Continue Reading →

Erick Sermon – Vernia

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Veteran emcee and producer Erick Sermon releases his eighth solo studio album, “Vernia”. The LP is named after his grandmother and comes with an impressive cast of guest artists like AZ, Styles P, Raekwon, Noreaga, Big K.R.I.T., Nature, Keith Murray, Xzibit, David Banner, Shaquille O’Neal, Too Short, and Devin The … Continue Reading →

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