Reviews

Paul McCartney – ‘McCartney III’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Mary McCartney McCartney III is actually the eighteenth solo album that Sir Paul McCartney has put out under just his name. So why III? It’s the third such release on which McCartney plays all the instruments himself (or almost all). McCartney has acknowledged that this time it was largely born out of necessity,… Read more

Miley Cyrus – ‘Plastic Hearts’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Alana O’Herlihy The instant takeaway from Plastic Hearts, Miley Cyrus’ toe-dip into the dark arts of Rock ‘N Roll, is that her voice has always been the key to her individuality. It conveys pangs of heartbreak, anger, or complicated love in waters much deeper than those her peers navigate. She commands a towering… Read more

SAINt JHN – ‘While The World Was Burning’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Krisana Sotelo Carlos St. John Phillips is recovering from a severe case of anonymous success. A decade into a career that was not without its own successes, he was launched into the stratosphere with a billion-plus streaming TikTok remix of his single “Roses.” He was everywhere at once while existing nowhere; few knew… Read more

Semisonic – ‘You’re Not Alone’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Press / Dan Wilson In the mid-90s two former members of the Minneapolis alternative band Trip Shakespeare – singer/guitarist Dan Wilson and bassist John Munson – formed Semisonic along with drummer Jake Slichter. Although their tight, jangly 1996 debut album Great Divide couldn’t unite a listening audience and went largely unnoticed, two years… Read more

Bryson Tiller – ‘Anniversary’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Eric Ray Davidson As the end of the fall season moves into winter, R&B heartthrob Bryson Tiller’s third studio album Anniversary was released just in time for newfound loves and rekindled romances. Coming off of a long-awaited three years since his 2017 sophomore album True To Self, the new LP has been met… Read more

Ariana Grande – ‘Positions’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dave Meyers, courtesy of Republic Records Casting positions as Ariana Grande’s ‘quarantine album’ oversimplifies the context the rest of her illustrious catalog provides in shaping its creation. This is, after all, the same woman who planned and recorded thank u, next in eight weeks – she operates comfortably in overdrive. So when she… Read more

Sam Smith – ‘Love Goes’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Capitol Music Group Sam Smith originally planned to release their third album in the summer of 2020 under an entirely different name – what once was To Die For, a carefree and sexy ode to the inner George Michael driving Smith to glitzier parties and brighter dance floors, is now Love Goes, a… Read more

Beabadoobee – ‘Fake It Flowers’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Blackksocks for Rolling Stone Once you get past her stage name – and you better give yourself some time for just that – you’ll find that new artist beabadoobee has, in this difficult time of 2020, delivered not just one of the best debuts of the year but one of the best new… Read more

Bring Me The Horizon – ‘Post Human: Survival Horror’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Joshua Gordon With Bring Me The Horizon’s latest release of their EP titled Post Human: Survival Horror, we cannot help but marvel at the sheer elevated quality in sound thanks to composer Mick Gordon, who is known for producing game soundtracks such as Killer Instinct and many more. Although it was an odd… Read more

Peach Tree Rascals – ‘I Can’t Wait For You To Come My Way’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Stefan Kohli Peach Tree Rascals is a Los Angeles-based band formed in 2018, consisting of mostly second-generation children of immigrants. The members consist of Dominic Pizano, Issac Pech, Tarrek Abdel-Khaliq, Joseph Barros and Jorge Olazaba. The group first tasted fame after their 2019 single “Mariposa”, which went on to become viral on Tiktok,… Read more