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MMM Thoughts: Album Sales vs. The Quality of Music – Which Truly Measures Success?

Photo Credit: Collages via Billboard Most people will tell you that the only success that translates financially is “success.” In music, certainly, it’s thought to be almost entirely mathematical: the more records an artist has sold, the more “successful” they are (of course, in recent decades the number of downloads and streams would also have… Read more

Coldplay – ‘Music of the Spheres’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dave Meyers Following Coldplay’s discography from its late ’90s beginnings to modern-day is a baffling and frustrating experience. The band was heralded by critics from the outset as rock’s most promising new act; winning two Brit Awards and one Grammy for their debut LP Parachutes, as well as a nomination for the coveted Mercury… Read more

2021 Grammys: Highlights & Navigating COVID-19

Photo Credit: Getty Images for The Recording Academy (All Photos) The 2021 Grammy’s were one to remember. During the COVID-19 pandemic, award shows like the Oscars, Emmys, and Golden Globes were struggling to adapt to a blend of in-person and virtual acceptances, and pulled off their respective shows with varying degrees of success. The Grammys… Read more

BTS: K-pop’s Number One Boy Band

Photo Credit: Big Hit Entertainment BTS, short for Bangtan Boys, is a boy band consisted of seven members who formed together in 2010 and made their debut to the public in 2013. Members of the band are J-Hope, Jimin, Jin, Jungkook, RM, V and Suga. The band began as a hip-hop group but has expanded… 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

Lauv: How the World is Feeling About His Music

Photo credit: Blair Brown At age twenty-five, Ari Stapans Leff, who goes by the stage name Lauv, has already made a measurable impact on the music world. His debut single “The Other” was certified gold back in 2015. By 2018, he had enough successful individual songs online to assemble them into a compilation album. To… Read more

Halsey – ‘Manic’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Aidan Cullen In less than five years Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, better known as Halsey, has gone from just another starry-eyed young music hobbyist uploading homemade videos to YouTube to one of the most revered and influential artists of the twenty-first century thus far. Audiences have responded not only to her subtle yet undeniably… Read more