HAIM – Women In Music Pt. III

After a couple of agonizing delays for this massive fan of their debut, pop-rock sister trio HAIM’s third studio album has finally arrived. While Days Are Gone was a gamechanger as HAIM exploded onto the scene with their sharp songwriting and pristine rhythms, the added sheen of production and looser song structure on their follow-up … Continue reading HAIM – Women In Music Pt. III

iann dior – I’m Gone

After the tragic passing of so many of its most influential artists, the boom of pop-punk influenced emo-trap seemed like it might have been a short-lived yet undeniably powerful wave. People like 21-year-old rapper iann dior are still carrying the torch. I’m Gone is a brief 9-track project that sees dior putting his own experimental … Continue reading iann dior – I’m Gone

The 1975 – Notes On A Conditional Form

Polarizing and provocative pop-rock outfit The 1975 have only striven harder and harder to make the kind of experimental and mind-opening music to match what often comes across as delusions of grandeur and strained connections of their work to global activism as their careers have progressed. After somewhat of a breakthrough with their past album, … Continue reading The 1975 – Notes On A Conditional Form

Halsey – Manic

Alt-pop singer-songwriter Halsey’s third studio album Manic is meant to be a journey into the way her mind works – named after her bipolar disorder, formerly referred to as manic depression. Sonically, it’s certainly a fitting title as the project dips tentatively into quite a few genres, all smoothed over with the glossy psychedelic pop … Continue reading Halsey – Manic

Twenty One Pilots – Trench

Uncategorizable alternative duo Twenty One Pilots release their fifth studio album, and first after becoming household names with 2015’s uneven but hugely successful Blurryface. While I’ve often struggled with the duo’s consistency in the past, as they seemingly mashed disparate styles together for no reason other than the fact that they could, Trench sees them … Continue reading Twenty One Pilots – Trench

Mitski – Be The Cowboy

One of the most consistently critically acclaimed artists in the indie community, indie-pop and alt-rock singer-songwriter Mitski returns with her 5th studio album and first following her major-label breakthrough with Puberty 2. Be the Cowboy is a similarly eclectic and intentionally off-kilter collection of brief and often existential tracks. Blending her unassuming, indie-leaning vocal work … Continue reading Mitski – Be The Cowboy