Taylor Swift – folklore

Who knew that when the music industry’s biggest mastermind at the game of marketing dropped the months-long promotion cycle and released something spontaneous that it would result in her masterpiece? It seems as though the real marketing strategy is great music, as Taylor Swift’s surprise “indie” album folklore is now the 2nd biggest streaming debut … Continue reading Taylor Swift – folklore

G-Eazy – Everything’s Strange Here

Nope. Not in the mood to listen to this one again. Thousands upon thousands of streams on Spotify. For this album. It's 35 minutes but it feels so much longer. I mean, like, FIRST of all, which insane label executive gave the OK for G-Eazy to make an entire album where he sings in that … Continue reading G-Eazy – Everything’s Strange Here

Niall Horan – Heartbreak Weather

Could it be that contrary to everyone’s expectations, the quiet and unassuming Niall Horan just might be the most consistent former member of monolithic boyband OneDirection? His sophomore project Heartbreak Weather has arrived, taking similar aspects of what made his debut work so well and getting a little more adventurous with them to mostly successful … Continue reading Niall Horan – Heartbreak Weather

Maggie Rogers – Heard It In A Past Life

Soulful indie-pop singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers has been selling out concert venues before she even released this debut project. After gaining wider attention through a viral video in which Pharrell Williams nearly started crying when he heard the then-unknown NYU music student’s early demo of “Alaska”, Heard It In A Past Life has been in the … Continue reading Maggie Rogers – Heard It In A Past Life

Rapid Fire Reviews (Shawn Mendes, Father John Misty, Kanye West)

Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes releases his third self-titled studio album at the age of only 19, expanding his musical influences to explore genres past his trends of safe, acoustic pop balladry. Working with a high-profile set of collaborators, Mendes delivers a solid set of pop tracks that splits about half and half with … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (Shawn Mendes, Father John Misty, Kanye West)

Rapid Fire Reviews (The Decemberists, Jack White, Diplo)

The Decemberists - I'll Be Your Girl The Decemberists return with a delightfully melodic and cynical take on the state of the world, taking a much more electronic path than their previous works and relying more on synths. The band named New Order as a major influence for the project and it definitely shows. While the … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (The Decemberists, Jack White, Diplo)

Rapid Fire Reviews (Vance Joy, Tory Lanez, Tech N9ne)

Vance Joy - Nation of Two Indie-pop singer-songwriter Vance Joy returns with his second studio album, almost 4 years after the runaway success that was “Riptide”, a song which was run into the ground to a rather annoying degree for this reviewer personally. Joy’s sentimental songwriting and catchy falsetto melodies are back on this project, and … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (Vance Joy, Tory Lanez, Tech N9ne)