Why do men in the LGBTQ+ community often take comfort in the feminine pop music made by strong, angry women? We’ve also had to fight for our femininity.
Creating her best work with In the Meantime, Alessia Cara proves that any process of healing is never black or white and doesn’t exist on a straight line.
Even as Unbroken remains some of Demi Lovato’s best work, the artist would come to outgrow the sounds they experimented with on their third album.
On Star-Crossed, Kacey Musgraves continues to make use of her signature wounded wit to expose the hypocrisy that often lies within heteronormative gender roles.
Maisie Peters creates a loveable, introspective pop journey into the chaotic emotions that often accompany the transition into early adulthood.
Lorde’s Solar Power is a disorganized, hackneyed collection that doesn’t deepen her existing body of work but introduces a woman riddled with white privilege.
Even for a musical figure like Ben Platt whose stage presence and media personality are incredibly loveable, it would’ve been better to make an LP more like his debut.
Marina re-embraces her inner strength and quite possibly creates her magnum opus with Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land.
Olivia Rodrigo creates something uniquely and unabashedly her own simply by refusing to be anyone but the current version of herself—messy emotions and all.
As she attempts to shed the weight of her past, Demi Lovato embraces every part of herself and creates some of her most unapologetic music to date on Dancing With the Devil.