The Weeknd – After Hours

After a wonderfully entertaining rollout as The Weeknd leaned heavily into his new broken-nosed 80s action movie villain look and persona, the resulting collection of songs and the story that goes along with it has finally arrived. After Hours is the fourth studio album from the dark and twisted man of mystery, and although we’ve … Continue reading The Weeknd – After Hours

Grimes – Miss_Anthrop0cene

I considered letting an AI write this one – it’s what Grimes would want – but here we go: Ms. Elon Musk herself has returned with her first full-length album since 2015, and in true Grimes fashion, it’s certainly a very strange one – although in terms of what the music actually sounds like, it … Continue reading Grimes – Miss_Anthrop0cene

Oh Wonder – No One Else Can Wear Your Crown

UK indie-pop duo Oh Wonder are back with another album of beautifully understated melodies as their worldwide profile continues to grow. While I definitely thought their sophomore effort, 2017’s Ultralife, was mostly played safe and was ultimately uninspired and unmemorable, the duo returns to some interesting high-powered synthpop production quirks here that often provide a … Continue reading Oh Wonder – No One Else Can Wear Your Crown

Rapid Fire Reviews (Wiz Khalifa/Curren$y, Avril Lavigne, Betty Who)

Wiz Khalifa/Curren$y - 2009 Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa has been seriously prolific coming out with projects over the past couple of years, and he’s back in a team-up with veteran rapper Curren$y. The two previously joined forces for one of the best songs on Khalifa’s last album Rolling Papers 2. The dynamic between the two … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (Wiz Khalifa/Curren$y, Avril Lavigne, Betty Who)

Rapid Fire Reviews (The 1975, Meek Mill, Rita Ora)

The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships British pop-rock band The 1975’s third studio album is easily their most experimental and ambitious, diverting from the typical straightforward guitar-driven anthems to a diverse and discordant array of genres with central themes of attacking the political landscape and our dedication to social media and technology. … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (The 1975, Meek Mill, Rita Ora)