Album Reviews

On June 7, 2024, Charli xcx released her sixth studio album, BRAT, an electro-pop album featuring fifteen tracks. This record is filled with fun electro-pop anthems about her celebrity status, relationship status and other intimate vulnerabilities hidden behind gothic synths over breakbeats and heavily affected vocals. Charli began teasing BRAT in February releasing “Von Dutch,” the […]

On March 1, 2024, Faye Webster released her fifth studio album, Underdressed at the Symphony, a genre-blending piece consisting of ten tracks. The album creates a dreamy, philosophical place, where Webster asks questions and confesses truths. Since June 2023, the singer-songwriter has been releasing the occasional single, teasing an upcoming era. Finally, earlier this year, […]

South African star Tyla recently released her self-titled debut album TYLA, March 22, 2024, containing her hit songs “Water” and “Truth or Dare”. One could argue that Tyla has been repopularizing afro-beats and amapiano, especially considering the newly added Grammy category, “Best African Music Performance”, which Tyla was awarded with just this past February. The […]

The Queen of Pop is back. After a five-year music hiatus, Ariana Grande is back with her new album Eternal Sunshine. On March 8, 2024, Ariana Grande made her return to the music industry with her seventh studio album. A thirteen-track album, to which Billboard has described as “an intensely personal reflection on her divorce […]

With the announcement of BTS’s hiatus, the seven members entered a period as official solo artists. Kim Namjoon, known by his stage name RM, was the third to have his solo debut with Indigo on December 2, 2022. I wanted to take the time to commemorate the album, as it’s my favorite from BTS’s official […]

There are few albums that resonate with me as strongly as Sampha’s debut album Process. We’re six years on from that record; three years on from the first time I pressed play on the project. Finally, Sampha Sisay – known for giving a voice to the musings of this generation’s biggest icons – has blessed […]

If you know of Omar Apollo, you see this man never has a bad song. His albums have taken a liking to more and more people as his fame grows. His last album Ivory was the cause of his sudden rise in popularity back in 2022. Mostly, known for his song “Evergreen (You Didn’t Deserve […]

If you hold me without hurting me, you’ll be the first who ever did – Cinnamon Girl by Lana Del Rey With Lana del Rey’s increased spike in popularity, I find myself revisiting her sixth studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell! Fans and critics alike consider this album as one of her best. From the title […]

On September 8, 2023, Icelandic singer-songwriter Laufey released her second studio album, Bewitched. After listening to the album in its entirety, I’d describe it as a neo-traditional jazz tribute to love in all its forms. The themes of the album include self-love, appreciation for the mundane aspects of life, and the trials and tribulations of […]

With her last album, Planet Her, released in 2021, Doja Cat makes her grand re-entry into the music scene with her latest album release Scarlet. Dropped on September 22nd,2023, what felt like a long game of music snippets, ambiguous social media posts, internet trolling and a 360-degree aesthetic turnaround has come to a close. With […]

After a four-year hiatus, Mitski Miyawaki released two albums within two years. She released the first, Laurel Hell, in February of 2022. It garnered a lukewarm reaction from her otherwise dedicated fanbase. However, on September 15, 2023, the indie singer-songwriter updated her discography with a new album titled The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are […]

On Sept. 14, 1993, Morphine released their second studio album, Cure for Pain. Morphine was a band based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In the 90s Radiohead, Pixies, The Smashing Pumpkins, Sonic Youth, Pavement, and Nirvana were on the rise, creating a surge of alternative music. Morphine made alternative tracks with a unique twist.  In 1989, lead vocalist […]

Last Friday I made my way to the Houston Heights record store, Vinal Edge. Each visit has supplied me with unique additions to my physical media music collections. On this Friday though, I had one specific album on my mind. On April 7th, Asheville, North Carolina’s native band, Wednesday released their third studio album, Rat Saw […]

I am reviewing the newly released album Endless Summer Vacation and going through each song, from the lyrics to the instrumental. So let’s dive in!

An album can be good—sonically and lyrically good—but it becomes something great when it’s both good and it feels like it was made for you. Not just you, the current you. The starting-college, away-from-your-family-for-the-first-time, making-grown-up-decisions-and-grown-up-mistakes you. For me at least, I’ve found that album in Broken Social Scene’s 2003 sophomore record, You Forgot It In […]

Lil Yachty is back but in a different format. The return of Lil Boat after two years comes in the form of a new genre-bending album, Let’s Start Here. If you aren’t already familiar with the positive Atlanta flair that Lil Yachty brings, this album will offer insight as an adaptation to his previous self and […]

The genre-neutral band from Tennessee continue to prove themselves as the band we know and love, as they released their sixth album full of evolved sounds, rage, apathy and revelation. Paramore is known for being the female-fronted pop-rock band that features lead singer Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York and drummer Zac Farro. After going through […]

The history of rock and roll has seen many dark tragedies, both in the form of untimely deaths of important figures and in the form of neglect and disregard for musicians who’ve made significant contributions to the genre. Despite the impact these musicians had on the genre, they often go unrecognized or receive little credit […]

In 1969, psychedelic folk musician Jim Sullivan released U.F.O., his first album. Six years later, in 1975, he disappeared into the desert outside of Santa Rosa, New Mexico, never to be seen again. U.F.O. is an easy listen. It feels like driving your grandfather’s baby-blue Ford pickup out of town, into the scrubland until you […]

Joji, a Japanese singer-songwriter recently released his third album on November 4th called Smithereens. After listening to his album, I would consider it to be a tribute to his losses and triumphs in love. The album is divided into two sections with the first being his ballads while the other is labeled as lo-fi music. […]


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