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

Photo Credit: Lucas Garrido It’s not often that just the title of an album makes more of a statement than the entirety of many full-length releases, but that’s pretty much the case with Halsey’s new release If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power. Coming barely nineteen months after her last full studio album, last year’s… Read more

CHVRCHΞS – ‘Screen Violence’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Sebastian Mlynarski & Kevin J Thomson If recent albums from the likes of Lana Del Rey and Lorde are any indication, being a pop star in the year 2021 is no fun; Del Rey spent Chemtrails Over The Country Club’s 45-minutes crooning for the return of her old life, while Lorde’s spent the last… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Bands That We Wish Would Get Back Together

Top 10 Bands That We Wish Would Get Back Together When a popular band announces they’re breaking up on a Monday, rumors that they’re going to stage a reunion usually begin by that Friday (maybe even late Thursday). Indeed, countless bands have split up only to have successful reunions years or even decades later, albeit… Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Artists on the Rise in 2021

In the past two years, a lot of new artists have exploded onto the music scene, harnessing the free time that the quarantine provided to hone their musical talents and the power of social media to build a fanbase and gain recognition. Here at Music Matters Media, we rounded up 10 of our favorite artists… Read more

KennyHoopla – ‘SURVIVORS GUILT: THE MIXTAPE//’ Mixtape Review

Photo Credit: Alondra Buccio The current release by Cleveland, Ohio musician Kenny La’ron, who goes by the stage name KennyHoopla (yes, one word) is fraught with more than its share of baggage. The six-song offering is being presented as a “mixtape,” although it’s a bit unclear just how that label applies. The full title is… Read more

MMM Top Ten: The 10 Best Songs of 2021 (So Far)

The Top Ten Best Songs of 2021 (So Far) #10. “ACTION” — CHAI Photo Credit: Yoshio Nakaiso “ACTION” finds CHAI rejecting all the weight of self-seriousness (not that the band had much of that to begin with). Black Lives Matter protests inspired the Japanese quartet to think about what a call to action would look… Read more

Twenty One Pilots – ‘Scaled and Icy’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Mason Castillo Scaled and Icy is the seventh studio album from alternative duo twenty øne piløts. The album is the fourth in a continuing narrative that began on the 2015 Blurryface album. Blurryface is a character that was presented as a personification of insecurity. Trench delved into the story deeper and fans learned… Read more

MMM Top Ten: Our 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2021

Our 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2021 #10. Migos – ‘Culture 3’ (TBA) Photo Credit: Prince Williams/WireImage Just a couple of years ago Migos sat atop the hip-hop throne, but over the last year, my favorite current rap group has not released a great deal of music for various reasons. The trio has been teasing… Read more

Taylor Swift – ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jay L Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock Some artists revisit stories to pick up where they left off after going away for a while. Others retell the same stories through new lenses, offering perspectives that were missing from the first go-around. Taylor Swift’s newly re-recorded version of her 2008 blockbuster album Fearless is an example… Read more