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Steve Lacy – ‘Gemini Rights’ Album Review

Photo Credit: David Levene Steve Lacy had a Grammy nomination before he had even finished high school, so the fact that he released two critically acclaimed albums before turning 25 years old is hardly surprising. Following up his funky, nostalgic coming-out debut Apollo XII with Gemini Rights, Steve here seeks unconditional love as he finds… Read more

Calvin Harris – ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Press via Calvin Harris Calvin Harris first broke out in the UK a little over 15 years ago, with the now-Gold certified “Acceptable in the 80s” – an intriguing and singular, if anachronistic, cut of electro-funk. Four years later, he broke out worldwide as a featured artist on Rihanna’s “We Found Love.” The… 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

Silk Sonic – ‘An Evening with Silk Sonic’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Harper Smith After Silk Sonic (the super-duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak) released their debut album earlier this month, a Tweet went viral saying “Marvin Gaye’s family [are] listening to this silk sonic album looking for just one chord [to sue the duo for] ”. The tweet spoke, yes, to the infamous… 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

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

Peach Tree Rascals: The Genre-Bending Supergroup

Photo Credit: 10K Projects Peach Tree Rascals are a group based out of San Jose, California. The members are composed of Isaac Pech, Tarrek Abdel-Khaliq, Joseph Barros, Dominic Pizano, and Jorge Olazaba. In roughly two years, the group has established a strong digital presence via social media and streaming platforms. Their heartfelt songs blur the… 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

The 1975 – ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Dean Chalkley Bloated? Sure; at 80 minutes in runtime, that’s an assured assessment of The 1975’s fourth record, Notes on a Conditional Form, a companion piece to their 2018 record A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. “Bloated” seems to be the point entirely, however – that society is bloated, our perception of ourselves… Read more

Doja Cat – ‘Hot Pink’ Album Review

Photo Credit: RCA RECORDS Amalaratna Zandile Dlamini, professionally known as Doja Cat, released her second album Hot Pink late last year and it later became her breakthrough record within the music industry. Most tracks on Hot Pink are catchy, with each one having a memorable line or a familiar beat. The songs are just as… Read more