Reviews

Review: Kaleo – Surface Sounds

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Since the release of their multi-platinum hit “Way Down We Go” in 2015 and the subsequent studio album “A/B”, Icelandic rock band Kaleo is immensely popular. The band’s music is infused with blues and folk, and tends to trickle down one of two tones: soulful garage grunge driven by rugged … Continue Reading →

Review: Noga Erez – Kids

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Israeli musician Noga Erez has released her eagerly anticipated sophomore album just in time for the Passover weekend in the Jewish tradition – a Passover gift, if you will. At first listen, “Kids” is a catchy, well-produced, rhythmic trip around what it means to be young in today’s world. Erez’s … Continue Reading →

Review: Jon Batiste – We Are

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Louisiana native Jon Batiste is a star – there is no question. Throughout the past year, he has been busy with numerous projects and performances, including co-engineering the original motion picture soundtrack for “Soul”, appearing at the Juneteenth celebration in Brooklyn, and continuing his work as the musical director for … Continue Reading →

Review: Zara Larsson – Poster Girl

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Zara Larsson first came to fame in 2008 when she won the Swedish version of the competition show Got Talent at just ten years old, with stunning renditions of songs by Whitney Houston and Celine Dion. Those who have seen Zara’s performances predicted a great future for her in the … Continue Reading →

Review: Tash Sultana – Terra Firma

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Tash Sultana returns with a 14-track gem of a sophomore project: “Terra Firma”. The album is everything that listeners hoped it would be, with spellbinding riffs and vulnerable lyrics guiding listeners every step of the way. But this comes as no surprise to her fans, as Sultana has always been … Continue Reading →

Review: Passenger – Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted

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Passenger’s eleventh full-length studio album, “Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted”, is one of the first records released in 2021. A perfectly timed and perfectly fitting album to come to terms with the discomforting sensations many of us have experienced over the last year. Filled with engaging melodies, soft … Continue Reading →

Review: Joe Bonamassa – Royal Tea

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If you’re a die-hard fan, you’d already be familiar with Joe Bonamassa’s urge to take risks and explore new territories, but the blues rock maestro is back with yet another surprise for his fans and all the music lovers. Joe Bonamassa comes forward with a new album, “Royal Tea”, to … Continue Reading →

Review: Bon Jovi – 2020

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As we enter the last quarter of 2020, a million people have already died from the virus, white supremacy is more prevalent than ever before, and a significant number of people are unemployed. In a time like this, American rock band Bon Jovi has a new album for us, named … Continue Reading →

Review: Alicia Keys – Alicia

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With the release of her seventh album, Alicia Keys shows that she still has her feet firmly on the ground and her heart in the right place. Delayed by almost half a year due to the pandemic, this eclectic mix of musical style and passion was definitely worth the wait. … Continue Reading →

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 →