Reviews

Review: Diana Ross – Thank You

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It’s a pleasure to see Diana Ross return with a new full-length release. “Thank You” is her first record of originals in over 20 years, yet the songs sound familiar, which seems to be very much intentional. The album consists of 13 tracks with a cool blend of soul and … Continue Reading →

Review: Santana – Blessings And Miracles

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The unique sound of Carlos Santana’s guitar is legendary. He is one of these rare musicians who not only play their instrument skillfully but truly make it sing. Throughout his exceptional career, both as a solo artist and as the lead musician of his band, the Mexican-American virtuoso has touched … Continue Reading →

Review: Mari Conti – Invisible Things

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Almost a decade after the release of her debut album, “Gentle Beauty”, Italian singer-songwriter Mari Conti is back with her sophomore LP, “Invisible Things”. Being immersed in music her entire life, Conti describes her first album as her manifesto: “I couldn’t live my life without searching for the beauty in … Continue Reading →

Review: Prince – Welcome 2 America

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Saying that Prince is one of the greatest musicians of all time is a statement that might not garner much attention because the artist himself has proven that to be true too many times in his prolific music career. Prince made music up until his sad demise in 2016 and … Continue Reading →

Review: Mozez – Lights On

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How do you classify an artist who seamlessly blends experimental EDM, pop, R&B, soul, and gospel? You don’t. You simply sit back and enjoy the ride. And what an enjoyable ride it is! With his new album, “Lights On”, Mozez takes us on a spiritual journey that will leave none … Continue Reading →

Review: Ellie Holcomb – Canyon

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Let us go down to the river to pray. Ellie Holcomb’s new album is here, and it feels like a gulp of fresh water on a hot summer day. Amidst the struggles and the negativity brought about by the pandemic and the social climate, “Canyon” is a unifying cry from … Continue Reading →

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 →