Sunday, January 26



Album Review: ‘Goddess’

Often categorized under a new wave of modern R&B;, singer-songwriter Jillian Banks’ music certainly perpetuates the classification. But the categorization is merely a scratch on the surface of the atmospheric, brooding sound that BANKS has managed to capture on her album, “Goddess.” The debut album by BANKS offers a seductive, mystical musical palette with hues of dusky synths and pulsating low-end bass lines. Read more...


Album Review: ‘1000 Forms of Fear’

Through powerful vocals, electric drums and dark lyrics, Sia paints the portrait of a person who has encountered the less tasteful side of life in her latest album, “1000 Forms of Fear.” The studio album, the sixth by the singer-songwriter, is one that channels a darkness that comes from the downsides of fame, heartbreak and personal loss. Read more...


Album Review: ‘x’

With songs about deteriorating relationships and unrequited love played to the tune of acoustic strums and bluesy vocals, Ed Sheeran’s latest album “x” is nothing listeners haven’t heard before. Read more...


Album Review: ‘Ultraviolence’

Leaning against the open door of a vintage car on the cover of her latest album, Lana Del Rey evokes a sense of melancholy and lonely sentiments that reflects the songs of “Ultraviolence.” The third studio album by the songstress, “Ultraviolence” ditches the pop, upbeat energy of her previous albums, “Born to Die” and “Paradise,” for a more moody and mystical taste. Read more...




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