Francisco Martin’s “IF U NEED ME” is a feel-good slice of nostalgic pop/R&B where his romantic songwriting meets an emotive delivery.
Twenty years on, Victoria Beckham is a fascinating chronicle of the intersection between celebrity culture and pop music.
Rebbie was the first of the Jackson sisters to find solo success, scoring a gold record out of the gate with Centipede. When she released Reaction in 1986, she was no longer the most successful Jackson sister.
Ray Blk has unveiled a gorgeous album of sultry tunes, dreamy vocals, and memorable beats and hooks. It’s a sensual record that belies its modern sheen.
This deep look into Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” explores how synthpop and new wave opened up new possibilities for genre and synth experimentation and more.
Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life is 45 years old. It’s a towering masterpiece in the histories of soul, pop, American music, and Black music worldwide.
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.
Janet Jackson’s 20 Y.O. became emblematic of the excesses of sexism, misogyny, and racism when looking at the reach of powerful, successful white men.
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.
Jordan Rakei has a gorgeous voice that’s soulful and thrilling, and his latest album What We Call Life is easily one of the best of the year.