Doja Cat – ‘Scarlet’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jacob Webster Amala “Doja Cat” Dlamini has had the sort of career that could have only unfolded in our current “Very Online” era. Her big breakthrough arrived via the self-published “Mooo!” – a rap number, which was accompanied by a music video of Doja in cow pajamas, and which includes the line, “B*tch,… Read more

Demi Lovato – ‘Revamped’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Angelo Kritikos Demi Lovato has alternately tried on, and shed, many musical identities over the years – from the Disney-fied pop-punk of Don’t Forget, the self-described “generic” pop of Unbroken, the pop-meets-power-ballads of Confident, and the R&B-infused Tell Me You Love Me. Last year, she embarked on her most successful metamorphosis yet –… Read more

Olivia Rodrigo – ‘GUTS’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Zamar Velez If there’s one thing that unites Gen-Z’s most popular singer-songwriters, it’s that they all capture – to one extent or another – that being young often sucks. Whereas the last generation of pop stars presented youth exclusively in its brightest, most ecstatic hues (think Kesha’s “TiK ToK” or Katy Perry’s “Teenage… Read more

G Flip – ‘Drummer’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Nazrin Massaro There’s one instrument that dominates the new album by Georgia Flipo (AKA G Flip) and you don’t get points for getting which one it is – it’s there in the album title, and the album art and is made obvious within the album’s first few songs. This is a return to… Read more

Various Artists – ‘Barbie: The Album’ Soundtrack Review

Photo Credit: Warner Bros./Atlantic Records Barbie: The Album has undoubtedly become a highly anticipated event, with the unveiling of its star-studded lineup generating buzz for months. While some fans speculated about the involvement of big names like Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, and Taylor Swift, their absence was not to dampen the album’s allure. Instead, we… Read more

PVRIS – ‘EVERGREEN’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Matty Vogel Since their early hardcore days, Massachusetts trio-turned-solo-project PVRIS have pivoted further and further towards electro-pop and pop-rock – and though the album art for their fourth LP, Evergreen, may initially suggest otherwise, this newest offering presents a continuation of this trend. Of course, as PVRIS moves further into pop territory, the prospect… Read more

Rita Ora – ‘You & I’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Edward Cooke Rita Ora, the British singer, songwriter, and actress, is a vibrant and versatile talent in the entertainment industry. Known for her powerful vocals and energetic performances, she has achieved great success. With her strong work ethic and relentless ambition, Rita Ora continues to captivate audiences worldwide. Ora’s latest album, You &… Read more

Taylor Swift – ‘Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Beth Garrabrant Taylor Swift wrote her third album entirely on her own. This was partly a result of Swift getting her “best ideas at 3 am in Arkansas,” as she would tell Songwriter Universe, but it also served as a rebuttal to critics and other commentators who had previously doubted teenage Swift’s creative… Read more

Niall Horan – ‘The Show’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Christian Tierney One Direction’s ‘nice guy’ Niall Horan has failed to have the big stand-out moment since the beloved boy band’s dissolution in 2016 that Harry Styles and, briefly, Zayn Malik enjoyed. If Horan’s newest album, The Show, is any indication, the 29-year-old seems to have made peace with this reality. A collection… Read more

Kelly Clarkson – ‘Chemistry’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Brian Bowen Smith Kelly Clarkson burst onto the music scene in 2002 as the winner of the first season of American Idol. Since then, she has become one of the most successful artists of her generation with four Grammy Awards under her belt. Known for her powerful voice and emotional performances, Clarkson has… Read more