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Post Malone – ‘Twelve Carat Toothache’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Adam DeGross Austin Richard Post has a pretty serious self-destructive streak. If his recent admission to smoking up to 80 cigarettes a day wasn’t sufficient proof of this, his fourth album as Post Malone is. Indeed, if there’s one throughline across Twelve Carat Toothache, it’s one man’s ability to sabotage himself even as he reaches… Read more

Swedish House Mafia – ‘Paradise Again’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Alexander Wessely Being a teenager in Sweden ten years ago, I saw native household names like Avicii (may he rest in peace) and Swedish House Mafia take the EDM (Electric Dance Music) sound to global arenas. Dismissed at first by many – myself included – as “not real music,” I would soon find… Read more

The Weeknd – ‘Dawn FM’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Courtesy Republic Records Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye’s After Hours wasn’t just a success, it was a record-breaking triumph. The album’s second single “Blinding Lights” spent over a year in the Top 10 and was recently declared the biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit of all time. Meanwhile, “Save Your Tears” – buoyed by a remix featuring Ariana Grande… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Darnell “Digo” McGee’s Most Anticipated Releases of 2022

The Weekend – Dawn FM, released: January 7th Photo Credit: Courtesy Republic Records The Weeknd always brings some heat whether that is with his own projects or even as a feature. His latest release, Dawn FM, is loaded with perfect pop moments, and the album’s seamless, radio-inspired hits make Dawn FM an instant classic. Gunna – DS4ever, released: January… Read more

Doja Cat – ‘Planet Her’ Album Review

Photo Credit: David LaChapelle Even in the age of virality – where the most unsuspecting of characters can be turned into worldwide celebrities overnight – Doja Cat still feels like an especially unlikely candidate for 2021’s biggest rapper. Yet, with nearly 60 million monthly Spotify listeners to her name, that’s exactly what she is. Having… Read more

MMM Thoughts: Album Sales vs. The Quality of Music – Which Truly Measures Success?

Photo Credit: Collages via Billboard Most people will tell you that the only success that translates financially is “success.” In music, certainly, it’s thought to be almost entirely mathematical: the more records an artist has sold, the more “successful” they are (of course, in recent decades the number of downloads and streams would also have… Read more

Kanye West – ‘Donda’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur What is art? Art is like how one would describe food. You see it, and you can confidently say that it is that. You may not necessarily know what kind, but you know what it is. Art is subjective, but this we know. And its job of inspiration depends on who… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Masud Zaman’s Top Ten Favorite Albums of 2020

#10. Igorrr – ‘Spirituality and Distortion’ Being the perfect starter to the list thanks to its alarming title, this is not the album for the faint-hearted. This also happens to be my introduction to the Igorrr, and it is certainly a memorable one. Although one may find its weird musicality similar to its counterparts such… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: DeShonna Watson’s Top Ten Favorite Albums of 2020

*Honorable Mentions*: Childish Gambino – ‘3.15.20’ // HAIM – ‘Women In Music Pt.III’ // Bryson Tiller –‘Anniversary’ // Jessie Reyes – ‘Before Love Came To Kill Us‘ & Taylor Swift – ‘Folklore’ #10. Halsey – ‘Manic’ Perhaps the most introspective and genuine album of the year comes from singer-songwriter Halsey. Bravely inviting us into the… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Richard John Cummins’ Top Ten Favorite Albums of 2020

#10. PAUL McCARTNEY – ‘McCARTNEY III’ A half-century into his post-Beatles career, Paul McCartney continues to show the world the witty and imaginative tunesmithing for which he’s always been known for. He even goes for bonus points by playing nearly all of the instruments himself (not too shabby for a man of seventy-eight). #9. SEMISONIC… Read more