Five years after her mind-bending, earth-shattering debut, FKA Twigs has brought us MAGDALENE, a sophomore studio album so immersive and shimmering that it could only come from Tahliah Barnett; the world’s most kaleidoscopic popstar.
On his latest album, Post Malone does little to set the world alight and convince me that he is anything more than the final boss that connects the worlds of pop and hip-hop to form a terrifying commercial monster. There’s good songs, obviously, he’s far too talented to do much different; but it’s his most uninspired effort to date. The locals will love it but it doesn’t do an awful lot for me.
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This month has seen some of rap’s biggest stars and pop music’s most polarising enigmas drop new albums, as well as some band called Slipknot coming back? Here are August 2019’s Round-Up Reviews for projects from the likes of Young Thug, Kano, Rick Ross, Clairo and, of course, the aforementioned Slipknot. Continue reading “Round-Up Reviews: August 2019”
There are moments of haunting serenity, larger than life atmospheres and bold soundscapes; it is quite simply the best work of Lana Del Rey’s career. She has always been somewhat polarising in her style, but rarely has she found herself this captivating. Norman Fucking Rockwell is LDR’s magnum opus, an Art Pop album we will celebrate for years to come. Continue reading “Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell!: Album Review”
Perhaps the journey Taylor Swift has been on has helped her gain a little more insight and perspective on life, love and legacy as both an artist and human; she sounds like she is free of the frustration that came with the reputation era and can finally get back to business as one of pop music’s shining lights. Lover has given her the platform to make bright and wishful music again, leaving her past demons behind and using her own advice: Shake It Off. Continue reading “Taylor Swift – Lover: Album Review”