Moving even further away from its original sound, Maroon 5’s latest album Red Pill Blues is an adventure into pop-land that nobody needs to go on. The album cover alone is enough to question buying the album. The face of Maroon 5 is quite literally becoming as mainstream trash as the new music, with every … Continue reading Not all things get better with age: Examining Maroon 5’s new album
On Sept. 2, Travis Scott released his album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. The album first premiered in full on Scott’s show, .wav radio, on Beats 1. Scott had originally teased the album through social media, but had deleted the tweets about the album while he was on tour. The album features a jam-packed … Continue reading Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight Review
Looking at her arguably most-discussed singles alone illuminates the agenda Trainor stands behind—one focused on combatting body shaming, encouraging feminist outlooks and increasing public understanding of consent.
Ariana Grande’s new track let fans know her man makes her feel “dangerous,” and it’s a safe bet that her chart-topping status does too. The 22-year-old singer’s forthcoming album Dangerous Woman isn’t set for release until May 20, but her promotional tracks’ successes have already suggested her next installment will be another Billboard triumph. The … Continue reading Ariana Grande is one “Dangerous Woman”
“Whatever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, the evening T.V…” Full House is back, and this time it is slightly Fuller, but make no mistake. The theme song places an intrinsic value on predictability and the premiere of this sequel series does not forget it. Almost the entire original cast (sans the Olsen twins) … Continue reading Fuller House – Is It Worth Your Time?
Here she comes again. Despite her signature sparkles and fervent vocals, Dolly Parton explained the Pure & Simple approach to her upcoming North American tour earlier this week. On Monday, March 7, Parton took to Twitter and her official website, teasing the release of her new double-disk record – a clear affirmation that age won’t … Continue reading Dolly Parton – Here She Comes Again
Demi Lovato's power ballad "Stone Cold" and its frostbitten music video have left us all with goose bumps, and not just because of the video's arctic feel. The fifth track off the 23-year-old singer's fifth studio album Confident is arguably Lovato's most vocally impressive track to date. Featuring cinematic breaks in emotion-heavy lyrics, wedged between … Continue reading Demi Lovato’s “Stone Cold” Music Video Leaves us with Chills
Since the debut of her vigorous new single “Formation,” singer-songwriter Beyoncé has shown fans and haters alike that she’s got a whole lot more than hot sauce in her House of Dereon bag. She has a political message – one she stands firmly behind. After the Feb. 6 release of the prideful anthem, the Internet … Continue reading Beyoncé Slays in New Single, “Formation”
When the twist for Survivor: Cagayan, the series’ 28th season, was announced – dividing contestants into tribes based on their primary attributes, Brains, Brawns, or Beauty – I was quick to assert that the Beauty tribe would dominate the game. They’d have a great mix of social skills and an unthreatening façade, I argued; you … Continue reading Survivor: Kaôh Rōng
After the release of the Drake collaboration “Work,” a sub-par, promotional track for Rihanna’s eighth studio album Anti, the fate of the singer’s latest installment was nothing short of questionable. The solo, lined with Jamaican Patois and sexual innuendos, utilizes constant repetition throughout the chorus, almost to the point of annoyance, with Rihanna singing, "[w]ork, … Continue reading Rihanna Releases New Album Anti