Reviews

Jhené Aiko – ‘Chilombo’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Isaac Sterling Chilombo is Jhené Aiko’s third studio album. The title comes from Jhené’s last name, which is not Aiko, – her father called himself Chilombo, and his children took it as their last name. It means “wild beast” in African. Starting with a meditative piano intro on the track “Lotus”, the album… Read more

Hayley Williams – ‘Petals For Armor’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Lindsey Byrnes Young industry veterans like Hayley Williams don’t always possess the vision or the wherewithal to make successful mid-career pivots, let alone have the actual energy to really make it all stick. Forgive yourself if you forgot Williams’ role as a central fixture of the pop-punk landscape, or that she’s played this… Read more

Jeremy Zucker – ‘Love is Not Dying’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Meredith Truax As we collectively lay adrift in an open ocean of uncertainty, bemused to the state of the world and our place within it, a twenty-something boy from New Jersey has spun a take on coping with *all of this* that’s worth your attention. Jeremy Zucker is a quickly rising star in… Read more

Niall Horan – ‘Heartbreak Weather’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dean Martindale The timing of this release is somewhat perfect, clocking at 10 years since Horan’s appearance on The X Factor UK. Little did any of us know that he would go on to be a part of one of the world’s biggest boy bands of the century. Now, with the blissful One… Read more

Trevor Daniel – ‘Nicotine’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Interscope Trevor Daniel, 25, known for his breakout hit in 2018 “Falling” has officially released his debut album Nicotine. It has droplets of depth, thanks to the conscious choice of the artist opting to release only 10-songs. A wise decision, one might say, considering the album might not have been able to endure… Read more

Lauv – ‘How I’m Feeling’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Eva Pentel Ari Staprans Leff, 25, has already been well established in writing songs that attempt to address personal topics with a laidback approach. In his first studio album How I’m Feeling, the artist leaves no stone unturned with 21-tracks that act as a self-analysis of his various personas as the listener discovers… Read more

PartyNextDoor – ‘Partymobile’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Nabil Elderkin PartyMobile is the third studio album by Jahron Anthony Brathwaite, better known as PARTYNEXTDOOR. Party releases his music under Drake’s Toronto-based record label OVO (Warner Music Group). PartyMobile was released after a couple years of Party staying in the shadow, only being featured in other artists’ songs. We are presented with… Read more

Dua Lipa – ‘Future Nostalgia’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Hugo Comte UK’s favorite “female alpha” Dua Lipa brings an enriching self-isolation dance party right to your front doorstep on the stimulating Future Nostalgia. The former fashion savvy model mostly exudes flawless bravado throughout the eleven-track LP, tailoring retro funk swing to suit her commanding attitude. Her impressive ode to the late 1980’s… Read more

The Strokes – ‘The New Abnormal’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jason McDonald When the twenty-first century began, the garage band revival spearheaded by bands like the White Stripes looked to become the defining rock trend of the moment. Unfortunately, the Seattle grunge scene of a decade earlier had left popular culture somewhat (and needlessly) obsessed with geographic centralization, so because the garage rock… Read more

All Time Low – ‘Wake Up, Sunshine’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jimmy Fontaine “I woke up on a Tuesday // Felt like a Friday night to me… // Everyday’s a holiday // We stay hot when it’s cold outside, you know // Haven’t left your place in days,” All Time Low sing on “Sleeping In”, a track from their eighth studio album Wake Up, Sunshine…. Read more