Demi Lovato dropped her sixth studio album, Tell Me That You Love Me, near the end of September. Her first single, “Sorry Not Sorry,” is a mediocre pop anthem, only thriving off of boss women who were bored with every other mainstream song. While there are a few good songs on the album, some of … Continue reading Demi’s Daddy Issues?
On the night of the 2017 Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift introduced the world to new music and a new voice. She dropped her first single off of Reputation, “Look What You Made Me Do,” and, shortly after, she dropped another song called “Ready for It?” Swift’s sound has changed over the years from country … Continue reading Taylor Swift’s unsuccessful sassy side
In 2012, Las Vegas locals The Killers released Battle Born, an album which didn’t quite meet the quality their previous albums possessed. This album preceded a five-year hiatus for the band. During that time, Brandon Flowers, the lead singer, branched off to release music of his own for a solo career. Flowers has stated that … Continue reading The Killers Return with Wonderful Wonderful
Chances are if you have ever listened to any strand of early 2000s emo music you probably know all the words to “Hands Down.” Fronted by Chris Carraba, Dashboard Confessional are more acoustic rock with influences ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Weezer. They were a pretty popular band back in the 2000s, releasing their last … Continue reading Who Says 2000s Emo Bands Are Dead?
Migos is back with their sophomore album, Culture, after a break from producing studio albums. Between their debut album Yung Rich Nation, there wasn’t much fanfare on the mixtapes No Label 2 and Y.R.N. 2. The tapes did not feel full with only a few hit-singles coming out of those tapes. Culture is the culmination … Continue reading Migos’ Culture: Raindrop, drop top, chart top on Billboard Hot 100
Kehlani, also referred to as "Lani Tsunami," happens to be exactly that — a force of nature. The 21-year-old R&B siren puts fans in a auditory trance with tunes on her highly anticipated major-label album. SweetSexySavage is Kehlani's shining, artistic moment — evidenced by the time she took with this project. In a time where artists are flooding the … Continue reading Kehlani Connects with Fans on New Record
A Tribe Called Quest really made an impact in '90s rap music. To wait 18 years between albums may leave some fans wary of what is to come, but We got it from Here... Thank You 4 Your service does not disappoint. On Nov. 13, 2015, the group performed on the same night as … Continue reading Review of A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your Service
Skeleton Tree proves to be a stylistic shift for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. The album is heavily influenced from the death of Cave's 15-year-old son Arthur, who died from an accidental fall off a cliff. In later recordings, the album had lyrics amended to capture the ideas and themes of death, personal grief … Continue reading Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
Wilco brings out a change of music style on Schmilco. The album serves as the tenth from the band. Jeff Tweedy first mentioned the album in an interview in February of 2016, but didn’t really give much detail as to what was going on. Tweedy did some benefit shows in Chicago that May, and said … Continue reading Wilco Schmilco Review
When you hear the term pop-punk, you either think “what does that even mean?” or you think of bands like blink-182, All Time Low or Sum 41. But sadly, you never think City Lights. City Lights is one of the most underappreciated bands of the genre. Their sound defines pop-punk, yet they continually fly under … Continue reading City Lights: Back to Pop-Punk Basics