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Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘The Loneliest Time’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Meredith Jenks Back in 2012, online dating and sharing cell phone numbers were still relatively new things, so there is no wonder that Carly Rae Jepsen’s ridiculously infectious guilty pleasure “Call Me Maybe” would go on to become the best-selling single of the 21st century by a female artist and one of the… Read more

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

Lizzo – ‘Special’ Album Review

Photo Credit: AB+DM Every generation needs an artist who is unafraid to write cheesy, feel-good, uplifting anthems; an artist who would rather risk being saccharine than sour. Natasha Bedingfield (“Unwritten”), Kelly Clarkson (“Stronger”), and Katy Perry (“Firework”) have all alternately held this title and fulfilled their role dutifully. It would be unfair to dismiss Lizzo’s music… Read more

Mabel – ‘About Last Night…’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Hayley Louisa Brown Open up the UK Top 100 albums chart on any given week and among the new releases and classics, you’ll likely find a handful of albums that you’ve never heard of that have spent months upon months – even years – on the charts. These are the sort of albums… Read more

Foals – ‘Life Is Yours’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Tom Oxley I rarely had so little to say about an album as Oxford band Foals’ seventh album Life Is Yours, so let’s hear what the band has to say about it. “We wanted to write music that would be a forcefield against the darkness, rather than try to proselytize people,” singer Yannis… Read more

MMM Top Ten: The 10 Top Selling Albums of All Time

Every now and then you might wonder what the ten biggest-selling albums of all time might be. As it turns out, it’s not an exact science: while we’re pretty sure a couple of people did buy Michael Jackson’s Thriller, different outlets have different ways of measuring overall album sales, say nothing of the fact that with the… 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

Jessie Ware – ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Carlijn Jacobs Reinvention is a difficult game to play. One of the greatest artistic struggles a creator experiences is the profound desire to move their art forward (whatever “forward” means for them) without being swept up in a trend. British vocalist Jessie Ware has reinvented her act steadily through the years by inching… Read more

Katy Perry – ‘Smile’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Rony Alwin There comes a time in the career of every pop superstar when their artistic identity takes a turn from ubiquitous to left-of-center. Madonna’s American Life, Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP, and Britney Spears’ Britney Jean are all examples of artists pushing their messaging past the cultural breaking point. Katy Perry’s last album Witness… Read more