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Coi Leray – ‘COI’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Munachi Osegbu Coi Leray’s self-titled sophomore album, COI, oozes with questionable vibes but still manages to leave listeners hopeful for her future in the music industry. While Leray’s talent shines through the project, the execution feels lacking at times. One of these lacking aspects of COI is the production. While spirited, the beats… Read more

The Aces – ‘I’ve Loved You For So Long’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Julian Burgueño California quartet The Aces are part of a growing group of alt-pop artists using the genre to tell compelling female-led, unapologetically queer stories (see also: Carlie Hanson and Hayley Kiyoko). On their new album, I’ve Loved You For So Long, The Aces best showcase their strength in this area on the… Read more

Metro Boomin – ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Soundtrack Review

Photo Credit: Christopher Polk for Variety Well, well, well, look who’s back at it again with another killer soundtrack. Metro Boomin has done it once more with Spider-man: Across the Spider-Verse soundtrack. This album is a must-listen not only for fans of the Spider-Man franchise but for lovers of good music. Let’s start with Coi… Read more

MMM Top Ten: The 10 Best Music Videos of 2023 (So Far)

The Top Ten Best Music Videos of 2023 (So Far) As the year is close to reaching its middle point, it’s time to discuss some of the best music videos of 2023. From haunting edits to vivid colors and compelling storylines, here are my top 10 best music videos of the year so far. 10…. Read more

Avenged Sevenfold – ‘Life Is But a Dream…’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Kameron Pollock California, Metalcore quintet Avenged Sevenfold has never been one to shy away from the dramatic. It’s evident even in their many morbid album covers and song titles (“Shepherd of Fire,” “Burn It Down”, “Beast and the Harlot”). On the band’s eighth studio album, Life Is But a Dream…, they really do turn the… Read more

Jelly Roll – ‘Whitsitt Chapel’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Ashley Osborn In recent years, two distinct roads have emerged in the country music landscape. That less traveled is occupied by the likes of Zach Bryan, Tyler Childers, The Highwomen, and Jess Williamson. These are singers who embody country’s music original promise – of heartfelt, homespun, hugely evocative songs – while updating the… Read more

Rival Sons – ‘DARKFIGHTER’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Pamela Littky On Darkfighter, their (hopefully) lucky seventh album, Rival Sons continue to present themselves musically as the offspring of both ’70s arena bands like Bad Company and Grand Funk Railroad and ’90s alternative rock artists like Soundgarden and Rage Against the Machine. What comes of their effort works, for the most part. Rival Sons… Read more

Lil Durk – ‘Almost Healed’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Alamo Records There’s no denying that Lil Durk has had a tumultuous journey to where he is now. From growing up on the tough streets of Chicago to finding fame and success in the rap game, Durk has endured his fair share of struggles and hardships. And on Almost Healed, he sets out to… Read more

Jonas Brothers – ‘The Album’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jonas Brothers via SNL Nostalgia is a powerful tool, and one that arguably has more currency now than it ever has – the ’90s sensation Friends is the sitcom of choice for people who weren’t alive to watch it in real-time, while Kate Bush’s ’80s hit “Running Up That Hill” has found its… Read more

Remembering Tina Turner: Music’s Indispensable Female Icon

Photo Credit: Dave Hogan via HBO Tina Turner, one of the most important and iconic figures in music in the late twentieth century, died on May 24th at age eighty-three. While a highly influential performer in R&B, Tina fully embraced rock ‘n’ roll and explored a variety of other music styles including dance and even… Read more