Following a chaotic and self-destructive year, laser-focused pop starlet Slayyyter prepares to ascend with her debut album of noisy pop bangers, Troubled Paradise. She tells us her story.
George Michael’s Older showed an artist who was firmly in the mainstream yet still chafed at being dismissed as merely a “pop star”.
Norway’s Keiino take the prize for the catchiest, hook-filled happy-fest of the week, “Summer of My Life”. It’s the summer song you need right now.
Elvis Costello’s Mighty Like a Rose is among his most unjustly maligned albums, making it ripe for reexamination.
Jazzie Young’s Blood Ties Help Connect Past to Present With Her Moving Debut EP (interview + premiere)
Indie pop’s Jazzie Young appreciates her fabled father’s musical legacy and his sage career advice, but wants to make a name for herself, and the upcoming release of Grown Up & Grown Apart serves as a proper introduction to a brave new world.
With a decade of experience under her belt, BONZIE’s Reincarnation is a collection of self-assured, low-key pop songs that encompass a wide stylistic range.
Jennifer Lopez’s nostalgic Love? harkens back to the mid-90s, when expensive pop albums fronted by dazzling divas were released to great fanfare.
Imelda May’s 11 Past the Hour seems a deliberate attempt to widen her audience in the US. The music is much more conventional than her earlier records.
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.