Carly Rae Jepsen: “Dedicated” (Album Review)

On the Canadian pop diva’s fourth studio album, she confidently delivers peppy teen-pop wisdom, adding another installment of ’80s loving-pop to her discography that proudly wears its heart on its sleeve. It has been seven years since Canada’s poppiest import dominated the airwaves with her infectious teen bubblegum pop hit “Call Me Maybe” in the…

Avicii: “Tim” (Album Review)

The posthumous LP of the late superstar DJ suggests that we know less that we thought we did about Avicii, an artist struggling in both heart and art, but ultimately the record honor’s the late DJ’s EDM legacy. The Swedish DJ, whose real name is Tim Bergling, was found dead in his Oman hotel room…

SOAK: “Grim Town” (Album Review)

On her sophomore effort, the Northern Irish musician graduates from the lonesome status of a singer-songwriter to embrace the boldness of an art-pop auteur to create a comforting ride through self-discovery and stellar jaunty yet bracing anthems of escape and liberation. If you don’t know the Irish singer-songwriter by her real name, Bridie Monds-Watson, then…

Kevin Abstract: “ARIZONA Baby” (Album Review)

Lead member of BROCKHAMPTON, Kevin Abstract, delivers a stand-out third album that combines sonic experimentation with slick pop songwriting co-produced by the fantastic Jack Antonoff that stands on the cutting edge of the definition of modern hip-hop. Kevin Abstract is by far more than just a rapper – he is an architect of sonic waves….

MARINA: “Love + Fear” (Album Review)

The famed indie-pop Welsh singer sheds the moniker “and the Diamonds,” presenting a bold double album that is singular in theme and probes the deep, universal insecurities and emotions that we all endure in life but lacks a personal risk to tie up the loose ends. In a career-defining move, Marina Diamandis, previously known by…

P!nk: “Hurts 2B Human” (Album Review)

In the punk-rock star’s 8th studio album, she aims to portray a weary yet optimistic outlook of the world, going deeper than ever on one of her most passionately confessional LPs. Seeing P!nk live in concert is a religious experience – one that I’ve had the awesome opportunity to experience twice. If you’ve seen her…

AJR: “Neotheater” (Album Review)

The Brooklyn-based alternative pop trio of Brothers return with their third album that builds on the commercial success of their sophomore effort while delivering a coming-of-age reality through dance. On their third studio LP, the Brooklyn-based brothers (Adam, Jack and Ryan Met) continue to build upon the commercial success and sound of their sophomore album…