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MMM Top Ten: 10 Bands That Should’ve Been Bigger

Sure, one could argue that being a household name within the music industry in any way should disqualify you from complaining. Still, there are plenty of groups out there that deserve way more appreciation than they get. Here is a list of ten groups – new and old – that we think should be talked… Read more

Fletcher – ‘Girl of My Dreams’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Carlos de la Reina On her first – and, to date, only – Billboard Hot 100 hit, “Undrunk,” Cari Fletcher defined her brand of songwriting; slinky, melodic synth-pop that’s unabashedly explicit without being sensationalist or voyeuristic. On her debut LP, Girl Of My Dreams, Fletcher combines a more commercial than ever sound with… Read more

2022 MTV Video Music Awards: Best & Worst Moments

Photo Credit: Bryan Bedder (All Photos) You would be forgiven for forgetting that the VMAs are actually about music – discussions around this year’s ceremony focused on Yung Gravy’s surprising choice of date and a controversial, somewhat anticlimactic comeback by Johnny Depp as Moonman. But this year’s award show saw nominations and live performances by… Read more

Rina Sawayama – ‘Hold the Girl’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Thurstan Redding The title of Rina Sawayama’s second album, Hold The Girl, is taken from a phrase she learned in therapy about nurturing one’s so-called inner child. Fittingly, it’s this theme that takes center stage on the LP – from the short and sweet introduction “Minor Feelings” and the glitchy title track to… Read more

Michelle Branch – ‘The Trouble with Fever’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Sonya Jasinski It’s fair to say that Michelle Branch has spent nearly two decades living in the shadow of her first two albums – 2001’s The Spirit Room and 2003’s Hotel Paper. How could she not after taking a fourteen-year break from solo output between her second and third LP? If Branch’s fourth,… Read more

Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Traumazine’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jamie Nelson To say that Megan Thee Stallion has been through a lot would be an understatement. In the last four years alone, she’s weathered the death of her mother, being shot (allegedly) by fellow rapper Tory Lanez and suffering an influx of online abuse after the release of her song with Cardi… Read more

DJ Khaled – ‘GOD DID’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Courtesy of DJ Khaled There is something confounding about the success of DJ Khaled. Sixteen years, and thirteen albums, into his career, he has yet to release a truly singular piece of work, let alone a masterpiece. To his critics, Khaled simply does what other DJs do but louder and with a more… Read more

Blackbear – ‘In Loving Memory’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Emily Carter One of the worst phenomena in recent musical history is the wave of young artists reviving the sound of 2000s pop-punk, without any of the genre’s original charm, authenticity, or impressive musicality. Matthew Musto – professionally known as Blackbear – has been derided as one of the worst culprits of this;… Read more

The Interrupters – ‘In The Wild’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jimmy Fontaine The Interrupters is a ska punk band based out of Los Angeles and are primarily a vehicle for lead singer Aimee Allen, who had attempted a solo career before forming the group and re-christening herself (what else?) Aimee Interrupter (even a subtle nod to the Ramones is always a good sign)…. Read more

MMM Top Ten: 10 Iconic Movie Soundtracks

A movie soundtrack can be so much. Just think about a particular scene and the importance of the music in it. Think about Mozart’s “Duettino – Sull’aria” from the opera scene in Shawshank Redemption or Patrick Bateman chopping down poor Paul with an axe in American Psycho as Huey Lewis & the News’ “Hip to… Read more