Soul

Beyoncé – ‘Renaissance’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Mason Poole for Parkwood Entertainment The story of house music is one of liberation; of marginalized communities carving out a space where they could unapologetically be themselves. As a genre, its roots are radical – its formation can be credited to Black and Queer individuals who refused to conform to a society that… Read more

Giveon – ‘Give or Take’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Zamar Velez/Epic Records Giveon Evans’ biggest hits – with the exception of “Heartbreak Anniversary” have been thanks to other, bigger artists featuring him on their music. Two collaborations with Drake (as a co-artist on “Chicago Freestyle” in 2020 and a featured artist on “In The Bible” in 2021) led to two Top 20… Read more

George Ezra – ‘Gold Rush Kid’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Adam Scarborough George Ezra’s music, especially as of late, feels as though it was specifically calibrated for summertime. 2018’s “Shotgun” was inescapable in Britain for not just one but two summers – if you had the radio on for an extended period of time during the summers of 2018 and 2019, you almost… 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

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 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

Adele – ’30’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Simon Emmett For her comeback single – which was preceded by a half-a-decade absence – Adele Adkins chose “Easy On Me”; by all accounts, a fairly conventional ballad. It’s buoyed by little more than an understated piano arrangement and Adele’s commanding voice; whose powerhouse capabilities are unleashed in the chorus, as she cries… 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

MMM Top Ten: The 10 Best Songs of 2021 (So Far)

The Top Ten Best Songs of 2021 (So Far) #10. “ACTION” — CHAI Photo Credit: Yoshio Nakaiso “ACTION” finds CHAI rejecting all the weight of self-seriousness (not that the band had much of that to begin with). Black Lives Matter protests inspired the Japanese quartet to think about what a call to action would look… Read more