The Weeknd – Dawn FM

You have to imagine that one of the most common questions The Weeknd gets is about why he dies so much – often graphically – throughout his music videos and album concepts. On the Toronto R&B/pop icon’s fifth full-length album, he takes his morbid curiosity to an entirely new level – but as it turns out, … Continue reading The Weeknd – Dawn FM

Lana Del Rey – Blue Banisters

After her last project was renamed a couple times, delayed a couple times, and briefly abandoned in favour of promoting a joint poetry collection and spoken-word album, the glamorous folk-pop singer-songwriter that is Lana Del Rey has been uncharacteristically following through on her lengthy list of promises and announcements as of late. Releasing her second … Continue reading Lana Del Rey – Blue Banisters

NCT 127 – Sticker – The 3rd Album

One of the many subsets of the 23-member K-pop collective NCT, NCT 127’s profile has been growing worldwide as they latch onto the seemingly nonstop rising wave of the genre’s influence and fandom. Led by wildly popular Canadian K-pop idol Mark Lee, also a member of supergroup SuperM, and blending together aspects of pop, hip-hop … Continue reading NCT 127 – Sticker – The 3rd Album

Kacey Musgraves – star-crossed

Three-and-a-half years removed from taking home the coveted Album of the Year gramophone for her outstanding Golden Hour, country-pop icon and massive crossover success Kacey Musgraves continues to drift further from her country roots with fourth studio album star-crossed. Coming off a near-universally beloved, critically acclaimed trio of projects, especially given the state of Musgraves’ … Continue reading Kacey Musgraves – star-crossed

Halsey – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power

One of the biggest criticisms that has followed alt-pop singer Halsey throughout her career is not having necessarily followed up on her ambitious talk in interviews positioning herself as a ground-breaking, experimental artist. With a new album produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails fame, that criticism can finally be put … Continue reading Halsey – If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power