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July 26, 2021
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Review: Bridgers is faultless in soul-bearing second album

By | Jun 29, 2020

Phoebe Bridgers is exceptional as ever in “Punisher,” her second album following the fantastic “Stranger in the Alps” from 2017.


Review: Lady Gaga sets personal struggles to dance music

By | Jun 12, 2020

In her new album “Chromatica”, Lady Gaga sings about facing her struggles with mental and physical health and accepting her flaws.


Review: Country album reflects on current politics

By | Jun 7, 2020

The Indigo Girls’ latest album tackles the current political scene and growing up as an LGBT youth in the American south.


Review: Album journeys through vivid synth landscape

By | May 21, 2020

“Earth” by Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien, known as EOB is fresh and organic, complete with an electronic soundscape and dreamy vocals.


Review: Vulnerable lyrics empower Diet Cig album

By | May 15, 2020

“Do You Wonder About Me?” is Diet Cig’s latest, harrowing album that uses witty and vulnerable lyrics that catapult it to success.


Review: Ballerini subverts country music norms

By | Apr 26, 2020

“kelsea” features empowering pop songs and old-school country with a feature from pop artistHalsey.


Review: Electronic album is magically experimental

By | Apr 26, 2020

Sufjan Stevens’ instrumental album is anything like his usual genre of music — soft indie folk and baroque pop. But it’s not quite unexpected either.


Review: Grouplove creates dance tunes with catchy lyrics

By | Apr 8, 2020

While Grouplove sticks to its same techniques and sound, the band brings its listeners upbeat, catchy lyrics and dance-worthy songs.


Review: Pop artist breaks into rock sound

By | Apr 6, 2020

Niall Horan, former member of the pop group One Direction, brings rock and pop influences to “Heartbreak Weather.”


Review: Album draws on singer’s personal life

By | Apr 4, 2020

Phantogram’s new album “Ceremony” draws on the life of singer Sarah Barthel, who lost her sister, Becky, to suicide.


Review: Rapper combines poetic lyrics with jazz sound

By | Apr 4, 2020

R.A.P. Ferreira’s new album is filled with well-written lyrics and a new jazz sound. The rapper’s experimental style works to his benefit.


Review: The Weeknd delivers emotional synth-pop album

By | Apr 4, 2020

Returning from a four-year album hiatus, R&B icon The Weeknd has released his latest project, “After Hours.” From start to finish, The Weeknd uses an array of synthesizers, auto-tune and echo to complement emotional lyrics about different aspects of his complicated life.