“HIGHEST IN THE ROOM”
Released Sept 27
RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment
H.E.R’s smooth vocals blend with the chilled-out backdrop of “Slide,” her latest collaboration with rapper YG.
Released Sept. 4
Simco Ltd./Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment
As if on cue, Camila Cabello’s new single “Liar” ticks each generic pop-genre box — a story of a passionate but questionably belittling love affair, repetitive lyrics, and a tiresome backbeat.
5 Seconds of Summer
Released Aug 21
5 Seconds of Summer, under exclusive license to Interscope Records
Sweet vocals meet gritty lyrics in “Teeth,” 5 Seconds of Summer’s catchy and exciting pop-rock single.
Cage the Elephant’s “Social Cues,” the American rock band’s fifth studio album, might appeal to its veteran fans, whose die-hard attitude toward the group will keep them listening if only out of loyalty.
One question plagues the audience throughout “The Dirt”: At what point in the movie is the audience supposed to accept sweet and baby-faced Douglas Booth as the hard-rocking, heroin-shooting, Jack-Daniels-bottle-smashing Nikki Sixx?