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Beyoncé – ‘Renaissance’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Mason Poole for Parkwood Entertainment The story of house music is one of liberation; of marginalized communities carving out a space where they could unapologetically be themselves. As a genre, its roots are radical – its formation can be credited to Black and Queer individuals who refused to conform to a society that… Read more

George Ezra – ‘Gold Rush Kid’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Adam Scarborough George Ezra’s music, especially as of late, feels as though it was specifically calibrated for summertime. 2018’s “Shotgun” was inescapable in Britain for not just one but two summers – if you had the radio on for an extended period of time during the summers of 2018 and 2019, you almost… Read more

Harry Styles – ‘Harry’s House’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Lillie Eiger Harry Styles sees himself as the next great rock legend; he covers classics from the idols he seeks to emulate, and he subverts gender norms by wearing dresses on magazine covers – drawing, for better or for worse, comparisons to the late Kurt Cobain. Styles’ solo debut single “Sign of the… Read more

Cannons – ‘Fever Dream’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Ryan Rundle On stage, Cannons lead singer Michelle Joy is an enigmatic presence – sporting glam-rock looks and exuding a sense of effortless cool. On her band’s third album – and first since their breakthrough LP Shadows (which boasted the band’s first AAA chart-topper) – Joy seeks to transplant this effortless cool into her band’s… Read more

Tyler, The Creator – ‘CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Tyler, The Creator via YouTube Tyler Gregory Okonma, better known as Tyler, the Creator, is leagues ahead of the competition on the trap-influenced West Coast hip-hop scene of today. When he released Flower Boy back in 2017, it was the first sign that something big was in the making – a huge leap away from… Read more

Little Mix – ‘Confetti’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Columbia Records British girl group Little Mix remains one of the UK’s most guilty pleasures. Hailing as the only female band to win Simon Cowell’s coveted X-Factor reality show in 2011, the former quartet has since sparked a solid amount of commercial success. From starting out with 2012’s debut DNA, to… Read more

John Legend – ‘Bigger Love’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Joe Pugliese John Legend’s highly anticipated seventh studio album Bigger Love was co-produced by neo-soul artist Raphael Saadiq and singer Charlie Puth, already setting it up for a great listener experience. From the very start, we hear doo-wop in the background of the opening song “Ooh La.” It’s a trap-influenced old school track… Read more

HAIM – ‘Women in Music Part III’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jasper Rischen This past spring the release of Haim’s third full-length album (like just about everything else) was delayed by the 2020 global health crisis. To help fill the void, the group – sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim, as we should all know by now – released a number of individual tracks,… Read more

Lennon Stella: A Music Career Taking Off In ‘Three. Two. One.’

Photo Credit: Aidan Zamiri Lennon Stella is a Canadian actress turned singer who is gaining worldwide attention for her creative talents. With the combination of being in a creative family, working on a hit TV series, and having recently released her first album, Lennon is a serene force to be reckoned with. Lennon grew up… Read more

HAIM – ‘The Steps’ EP Review

Photo Credit: Nicole Mago The 2013 debut album Days Are Gone from Haim – sisters Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim – was musically nothing short of a small miracle, a near-perfect symmetry of production, composition, and performance which utilized influences ranging from the classic rock of the Eagles and Pink Floyd to the ’80s pop/R&B of… Read more