Now over a decade removed from his first major breakthrough – and the subsequent EDM and dubstep boom in the pop sphere that faded away just as quickly as it began – DJ and producer Skrillex has been hard at work proving that he’s a lot more than another gimmicky moment in the annals of … Continue reading Skrillex – Quest For Fire / Don’t Get Too Close
Month: February 2023
P!nk – TRUSTFALL
23 years after her debut album, if there’s one thing you can say about P!nk, it’s that she has her demographics on lock. With physical sales projections that just kept on rising, she still puts up impressive numbers that have her fighting for the top of the album charts when many of her 2000s-era pop … Continue reading P!nk – TRUSTFALL
Kelela – Raven
It turns out that February 10, 2023 was a pretty great day for celebrated musicians releasing their first body of work since 2017. Joining Paramore but residing at the near complete opposite end of the sonic spectrum, alt-R&B singer Kelela returns for the first time since her hypnotic yet catchy set of tracks on Take … Continue reading Kelela – Raven
Paramore – This Is Why
As someone who was essentially ushered into the rituals of hyperactive music fandom at age 11 when I heard 2007’s Riot!, it’s mindboggling to think about how Paramore is now 18 years removed from their debut project. With a couple solo albums from frontwoman Hayley Williams in the interim, This Is Why comes a full … Continue reading Paramore – This Is Why
Young Fathers – Heavy Heavy
Despite putting out their first material fifteen years ago, a five-year break since their last project, and an experimentalist attitude that sees them jumping back and forth between genres and sounds, the profile of Scottish trio Young Fathers has only continued to rise. Releasing on celebrated English label Ninja Tune, their fourth project Heavy Heavy … Continue reading Young Fathers – Heavy Heavy
RAYE – My 21st Century Blues
It’s been said before, but once again – sometimes, TikTok really gets it right. London-based singer RAYE is just releasing her debut album now, but she’s been a force in the industry since she was signed to a major label as a teenager nearly a decade ago. Lending her songwriting credits to artists like David … Continue reading RAYE – My 21st Century Blues
Lil Yachty – Let’s Start Here.
Well, one thing’s for sure – Let’s Start Here. is a pretty appropriate title for this latest project from Lil Yachty. The once-groundbreaking rapper who had scores of imitators when he broke through with his warbly brand of melodic trap has been struggling artistically for years, never quite reaching the heights of projects like the … Continue reading Lil Yachty – Let’s Start Here.
Sam Smith – Gloria
Fresh off of their first Grammy win since nearly sweeping the big four categories with their debut back in 2015, Sam Smith’s evolution for their fourth studio album has been quite exciting to watch. After giving listeners a taste of a break from their usual balladry with the 2020 project Love Goes, which introduced a … Continue reading Sam Smith – Gloria