Reviews

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 →

Review: James Blunt – Once Upon A Mind

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It’s no easy feat writing affecting music. Discerning ears easily separate the wheat from the chaff. James Blunt has hit the mark with his sixth studio album, “Once Upon A Mind”, featuring eleven songs that – in their disparate blend of musical styling – still form a coherent and completely … Continue Reading →

Review: Asa – Lucid

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It was in 2007 that Asa, the Nigerian-French soul singer, first broke into our headphones, our playlists, and ultimately our hearts with her self-titled debut album. The album was a huge success with singles like “Jailer” and “Fire On The Mountain”. When I first heard “Jailer”, I was awestruck. Asa’s … Continue Reading →

Review: The Brand New Heavies – TBNH

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The Brand New Heavies don’t have much left to prove. The acid jazz innovators – officially comprised of multi-instrumentalists Andrew Levy and Simon Bartholomew, joined by vocalist Angela Ricci for the band’s current world tour – have been exploring and revising their unique brand of funk for the past 35 … Continue Reading →

Review: Taylor Swift – Lover

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Taylor Swift’s stardom is so big that it doesn’t really require comment. It’s obvious – banal even. What’s more interesting is how unassuming and univocally likeable she’s remained after ten-plus years of certified superstar spotlight and scrutiny. Of course, Swift isn’t just a likeable personality, she’s a talented songwriter and … Continue Reading →

Review: Raphael Saadiq – Jimmy Lee

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A veteran in R&B and beyond, Raphael Saadiq has spent decades being a musical storyteller. The artist from Oakland, California, started his career touring with Prince in the mid-80s and as a founding member of the group Tony! Toni! Tone! and has recently produced hits for musicians like Solange and … Continue Reading →

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