Dua Lipa: “Future Nostalgia” (Album Review)

The Albanian-Brit pop star rises to the top of the pop echelon with her star-making second album, a striking collection of sophisticated, hard-bodied pop-funk disco that offers up high-octane pop bliss. I discovered Dua Lipa when I heard her second-ever released track “Be the One” playing in a Duty Free Shop at Amsterdam’s Airport Schiphol…

BROCKHAMPTON: “GINGER” (Album Review)

After a short hiatus and solo ventures, the restless creative boy group returns with an album that is short on hits but sees them move towards a new line that represents their greatness without quite getting there. The Texas born BROCKHAMPTON boys are seeking to rewrite the hip hop genre with their fifth studio album…

Charli XCX: “Charli” (Album Review)

With her first studio LP in five years, the pop experimental maestro conjures up a reflection of self-examination and invites a fluid global dream team of some of music’s hottest and up-and-coming artists that reveals an artist ready to commit herself to adventurous production and revealing writing. After a lengthy five-year battle with her major…

Bastille: “Doom Days” (Album Review)

The London-based band aims for a more inventive, boundary & genre-hopping album where they attempt to party away the darkness and political strife in the world – but the realities and bleakness keep catching up with them. Bastille, the London-based band that broke out in 2011 with their hit “Pompeii” has definitely made a name…

Mark Ronson: “Late Night Feelings” (Album Review)

Fresh off an Oscar-win for producing & writing “Shallow,” the British-American songwriter-DJ’s fifth studio album is a compilation of “sad bangers” that mixes a record of unique & brilliant pop songs with sleepy filler tracks sung by an entirely all-female featured vocalists. The British-American songwriter, producer and DJ has had a very busy few years…

Tyler, the Creator: “IGOR” (Album Review)

The multi-hyphenate LA rapper, musician and producer’s fifth album is impressionistic and emotionally charged showcasing an auteur refining his style and barring his all more than ever before. Tyler, the Creator’s albums have largely been defined by absences – of his father, of critical acclaim, of success, of love. He always responded to what was…