Jazz

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

Lana Del Rey – ‘Blue Banisters’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Mat Hayward/Getty Images Ever since Lana Del Rey had her breakthrough back in 2012 with what some critics described as the “shallow,” “overwrought,” and “depressing” Born to Die, Lana has remained a contemporary pop mystery who rarely appears on TV shows or in interviews. Even though Born to Die would prove some of the most negative… Read more

Little Simz – ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Nwaka Okparaeke When soul dominated the airwaves like in the days of Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson, and when hip-hop intersected the genre is where we find Little Simz: A British-Nigerian born rapper with an ear for old soul, and the tongue of an experienced MC. She takes hip-hop to the heights of… Read more

MMM Top Ten: The 10 Most Unique Voices in Music History

We put together a list of ten vocalists – from a variety of music genres – who we feel might just be among the most unique of all time. Not necessarily the best, or most commercially successful, or even the most influential, but rather those that a listener can hear and instantly realize that it… Read more

Norah Jones – ‘Pick Me Up Off The Floor’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Diane Russo After some silence, Norah Jones released her seventh studio album Pick Me Up Off The Floor. Norah started her career in the early 2000s with hit songs like “Don’t Know Why” and “Turn Me On”, and she is finally back with her jazzy and mellow tunes. The album begins in a… Read more

Thundercat – ‘It Is What It Is’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Zach Finch and Armando Torres Thundercat’s fourth official studio album It Is What It Is is a full on jazz, funk, R&B meditation on love and life. It starts off with synth piano and the words: “Is it time to go? // Go and start the show // Somewhere lost in space.” The… Read more

Ady Suleiman: A Neo-Soul Creative

Photo Credit: Ady Suleiman / YouTube Ady Suleiman is a British neo-soul artist making headway. Born on July 1, 1992 to a British mother and Tanzanian father, this neo-soul artist uses life experiences to cultivate creatively produced music. His soulful music has skyrocketed him to stardom in the ranks of artists like Chance the Rapper,… Read more