Allie X portrays her best character on ‘Cape God’: Herself

    Allie X Cape God Twin Music Inc · February 21, 2020 Allie X is one of the most mysterious modern pop stars of our time. She is constantly evolving: through fashion, hair, music, and of course her fabulous bleached brows. But it has always seemed that there’s something hiding behind the persona. Cape God, her […]

    ‘Songs For You’ is Tinashe’s most professional work yet

    Tinashe Songs For You Tinashe Music · November 21, 2019 Tinashe has been on the rise for nearly six years now. Her 2014 single, “2 On” was so addictive it promised Tinashe to be the next R&B superstar. But amidst uncomfortably public label drama with RCA, including Tinashe leaking one of her own songs and the […]

    Bishop Briggs lays her cards on the table in ‘CHAMPION’

    Bishop Briggs CHAMPION Island Records · November 8, 2019 Just a year after her underwhelming debut album, Bishop Briggs is back with the same sound, a bit more polish, and a lot more intrigue. London born Sarah McLaughlin’s first full-length release with Island Records, Church of Scars, came off of the major success of its […]

    ‘Magdalene’ sets the stage for FKA Twigs’ legacy

    FKA Twigs Magdalene Young Turks Recording · November 8, 2019 Nothing about FKA Twigs’ latest record, MAGDALENE can be singularized — it’s not about the voice, the lyrics, the production, or the videos — instead it’s the cinematic way Twigs combines each element to create an emotion so concrete it could be grabbed out of […]

    Carly Rae Jepsen keeps killing it with ‘Dedicated’

    Carly Rae Jepsen Dedicated Interscope Records · May 17, 2019 The magic of Carly Rae Jepsen is that even in her 33rd year of life she embraces the innocence and exuberance of childlike love with her head held high. After the worldwide 2012 smash “Call Me Maybe,” everyone desperately tried to write CRJ off as […]

    Olivia O’Brien’s ‘Was It Even Real?’ – Was it even good?

    Olivia O’Brien Was It Even Real? Island Records · April 26, 2019 Despite O’Brien’s underwhelming voice, the album succeeds with its bop-worthy production and poetic lyrics. The debut full length follow-up to Olivia O’Brien’s 2017 EP It’s Not That Deep is, if anything, quite deep. Over the ten tracks of Was It Even Real?, O’Brien […]

    Jade Bird’s debut is an instant classic

    Jade Bird Jade Bird Glassnote Records · April 19, 2019 On her debut self-titled record, Bird allows her raw voice to drive the album, showing that Brits can do Americana too. Jade Bird is an anomaly. A folk, Americana singer but British. A tiny and unassuming young woman at first look, but powerful and demanding behind […]

    Ben Platt enters the world of pop with ‘Sing to Me Instead’

    Ben Platt Sing to Me Instead Atlantic Records · March 29, 2019 Ben Platt was climbing an uphill battle before his debut album was released. Transitioning from Broadway to pop music is not an easy move; the few known success stories go in the other direction (see Brenden Urie or Sara Bareilles). Platt’s advantage is that […]

    Britney Spears’ ‘…Baby One More Time’ Turns 20

    Britney Spears …Baby One More Time Zomba Recordings · January 12, 1999 Before the days of “It’s Britney, bitch,” full-denim red carpet outfits, and the infamous shaved head, life was much simpler. Britney Spears was just a 16-year-old all-American blonde singer on the verge of pop stardom. Her debut album, …Baby One More Time, released 20 years […]

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