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BTS’ original Japanese tracks could fill a compilation, even if the curation of BTS, The Best is a good representation of the Korean group as a crossover act.
Leisure Sport’s sound leans toward indie rock and power pop. The combination of exhilarating drums and layering guitars creates an atmosphere that fits sunsets on the beach or the top of a mountain.
To hear rookie Nicki Minaj and seasoned Minaj in the same record feels different now that we testified her dreams and predictions coming true.
Even if “Solar Power” might be Lorde’s happiest song to date, the track isn’t as vibrant as the name suggests. And that’s exactly why it’s perfect.
Forty years later, Black & White is still an indispensable Pointer Sisters album. Their versatility is their biggest triumph and the cherry on top of their quality repertoire.
The complexity of human relationships is intensified by political incidents in South Korean writer Choi Eunyoung’s debut collection, Shoko’s Smile.
Canadian pop-punkers PONY release a debut, TV Baby, that hits close to home for millennials, and anyone who is a fan of 1990s alt-rock, pop-punk bands.