Reviews

Review: Joy Denalane – Let Yourself Be Loved

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Having earned the reputation as Germany’s Queen of Soul throughout her two-decade-long career, Joy Denalane successfully secures her title with fifth studio album, “Let Yourself Be Loved”. Making her US debut on the legendary Motown Records, this album reflects the label’s historical greats, including Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye, in … Continue Reading →

Review: Gregory Porter – All Rise

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For many, 2020 has been a year of chaos. This includes Grammy-Award-winning jazz singer Gregory Porter, hit hard by his brother’s virus-related death in May. Yet, besides all the drama, it’s also a year of celebration for Porter. 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of his debut album, “Water”, as well … Continue Reading →

Review: Pretenders – Hate For Sale

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Poise yourself for a serendipitous journey back to the time when things were much less complicated than they are in 2020. A journey to when unrestrained hair hedged by colored headbands with matching striped thigh-high socks were all the rave. That, and the thrill of rocking out to the sound … Continue Reading →

Review: Norah Jones – Pick Me Up Off The Floor

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Come closer. Sit in an armchair and sink into its comfort. Concern yourself with nothing but the feel of your own exhale. And, just before you close your eyes, press play. What you will hear is not an empty salve to soothe your worries and distract you from your weariness. … Continue Reading →

Review: Catie Waters – Colors

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Sophisticated. Saccharine. Smooth. These are the words that clamor for top spot when attempting to describe Catie Waters’ newest album, “Colors”. As her sophomore project, the album successfully builds on expectations and acclaim established by way of the 2013 release of her debut record, “Stone Child”. Five years into that … Continue Reading →

Review: Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia

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Drop-top. Wind blowing through our hair. The moon following us to the end of our desire and the ethereal manifestation of every impulse to muzzle grim news reports with a gleefully sentient record. This is the picture painted with the postmodern sounds of Dua Lipa’s sophomore album, “Future Nostalgia”. The … Continue Reading →

Review: Adam Lambert – Velvet

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In a time when people across the world are being told to stay home indefinitely in order to keep themselves and others safe, things can become tediously unstimulating after a while. Luckily for his fans and music lovers in general, Adam Lambert has woven together a sassy collection of songs … Continue Reading →

Review: Mighty Oaks – All Things Go

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What do an American, a Brit, and an Italian have in common? Ian Hooper, Craig Saunders, and Claudio Donzelli are all based in Berlin. Each one plays several instruments and together they deliver their unmistakable three-part harmonies that swell, sizzle, and soothe over a multifarious selection of tunes. In early … Continue Reading →

Review: Kesha – High Road

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Following a drip feed of singles beginning with the anthemic “Raising Hell” in October, Kesha released her fourth studio album, “High Road”, on January 31st. On the first listen of the album’s 16 tracks, I couldn’t help but wonder why Kesha had selected such a wide pick-a-mix of songs that … Continue Reading →

Review: Selena Gomez – Rare

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It’s here! Selena Gomez has released her third solo album, titled “Rare”. The album comes highly anticipated as many are hoping to hear what the young singer compiled in light of her rollercoaster relationship with ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber, who she started dating in 2010. Jelena, as they are known to … Continue Reading →

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