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Review: Don’t ‘Panic!’ punk to pop variety pleases

By | Jan 24, 2016

The sound change of the band provided in “Death Of A Bachelor” is a breath of fresh air for the band’s followers, especially since the change breaks up its good, but very typical, punk-rock sound.


Review: Cudi’s style shift scores

By | Dec 9, 2015

“Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven” is not a hip-hop record, and that is a very good thing for artist Kid Cudi. The shift in genre has inspired Cudi to create an intelligent and different record, but it unfortunately struggles with clarity.


Review: Sivan’s electric tracks loaded with emotion

By | Dec 8, 2015

Full of emotion, the Australian singer tells a coming-of-age story with dark, melancholic and sentimental tracks.


Review: PSY’s latest album fails to meet expectations

By | Dec 7, 2015

The tracks fall flat as a cohesive album. Each track sounded like a parody of the last with either ’70s-inspired elements or synth-heavy beats, making only a few of them stand out.


Review: Four years later, Adele is back and better than ever

By | Nov 30, 2015

Full of gorgeous vocals, the singer shows off her raw and honest lyrics that fans have missed, sweeping listeners away with her soulful and explosive tracks in “25.”


Review: Vamps ‘wake up’ fans

By | Nov 29, 2015

If The Vamps have not been on the radar of boy bands to watch, “Wake Up” is sure to alert music enthusiasts to the band’s presence.


Review: Soulful tracks lack heart

By | Nov 16, 2015

While the album does deliver on the promised soul sound, “Heart Blanche” lacks focus when it comes to songwriting.


Review: Bieber’s album reflects purposely on mistakes

By | Nov 16, 2015

In “Purpose,” it is clear that Bieber is “sorry” for what he has done in the past. He is surely ready to redeem himself.


Review: Little Mix’s latest a jumble of sound

By | Nov 10, 2015

British girl band Little Mix has yet to find their individual style and lack originality.


Review: Goulding’s feverish pace fades in ‘Delirium’

By | Nov 9, 2015

If every track on Ellie Goulding’s latest release “Delirium” was as atmospheric, groovy or energetic as the album’s first five minutes, it would have been great. But…


Review: Mediocre raps haven’t changed a lot

By | Nov 4, 2015

“I Changed A Lot” sees Khaled employing a plethora of guests to create an album that is solid stylistically but severely lacking lyrical complexity.


Review: Angsty lyrics ‘wipe out’ band’s mellow sounds

By | Nov 4, 2015

“Wiped Out!” has an indistinct, breezy style underpinned by the band’s characteristic angst and deviating from the grittier feel of the rest of its discography.