When Melanie Martinez came out in 2015 with Crybaby, I was instantly fascinated with her.
She was a pastel goth girl doing incredible alternative-pop music that felt very soft yet stuck to me like glue. Then her whole concept is following the life of her character Crybaby who deals with subjects like plastic surgery and eating disorders and broken families. Crybaby is a great debut album and was a game-changer for what I call darkpop (I know cringy) that lived in the realm of Lana Del Rey, Marina And The Diamonds, and Halsey of that 2014-2015 era. She was a diamond in the scene full of talent, but for some reason, I just stopped listening to her.
After about 8 months, the best girls in the entire world Loona made their comeback with “Why Not?” I've been in orbit since 2016, and so I was very excited to hear about the comeback news. They are my ults and one of my favorite artists, and they never fail me with their music! So I wanna go through track by track and talk about this amazing mini album 12:00. Let’s go!
Purveyors of fine music, have you been yearning for an album that will not only quench your insatiable thirst for new music, but will also satisfy your ears, mind and soul? Then look no further than the genius debut by Nashville rock band, Smart Objects.
If you've heard songs like "How You Like That" and "Ice Cream" on Tik Tok, Instagram, or on Television, you'll probably want to check out the beautiful voices behind the music, who called themselves Blackpink.
Chromatic blues harp virtuoso, Big Harp George, takes a giant leap forward with the release of his fourth album, Living in the City (Blues Mountain Records). Recorded at Greaseland Studios and expertly produced by Chris Burns, this album is a self-portrait of a mature artist demonstrating prodigious skills as a musician, singer, songwriter, and bandleader — and enjoying the hell out of himself in the process!
Weeekly made a comeback on October 13th, and wow they really proved they are rookies of the year. They already won my heart with Tag Me, but now with Zig Zag they have became one of my favorite Kpop girl groups. Their mini album We Can is amazing, and I just want to talk about each song and it’s perfections and minuscule flaws. So let’s go!
When Dawn first debuted with the single Money, I knew this was an artist I had to look out for. I first knew Dawn in the group Pentagon, and he stood out for me in the group, but when Cube was a dick and pushed Dawn and Hyuna out of the company after the news, I was worried about Dawn future, but fortunately, Psy came in and took Dawn and Hyuna into PNation. Ever since Dawn really started to show his true colors and released Money which was about people love-hate relationship with money. It was one of my favorite releases of 2019 and a great debut, and now he’s back with his 1st min album with the title track DAWNDIDIDAWN (Is that how you spell it?) I’m so excited about this mini-album, and so lets stop my history lesson with Dawn and jump into it.
October 2nd brought the long-awaited 1st release from Queen + Adam Lambert, since joining forces a decade ago, the band has been almost entirely focused on playing live shows. They finally broke their silence on April 30th, 2020 when they released a YouTube video titled, You Are the Champions, which was a rendition of “We are the Champions” released as a fundraiser for The Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for The World Health Organisation. But when their 2020 tour was postponed due to the virus, they got to work compiling a live album to give fans a taste of the arena experience, today we are going to take a closer look at the path that lead to this release as well as the 20 tracks on it.
It’s been a little over a month since the icon, the legend, the best man in the world released his 3rd album “Never Gonna Dance Again: Act 1” I been wanting to write about this album, but other artists I really like were pushing out their projects and college has been swamping me. Plus it’s a little hard to wrap around my head how incredible this masterpiece of an album is. Taemin is one of my all-time favorite soloists in Kpop and I adore his music and personality, but this album quadrupled my appreciation for him. So uh if you’re here for a coherent and unbiased review, you’re in the wrong place haha. But if you want to read me freaking out over the album and rating the tracks, then let’s go.
Big Sean took a hiatus from music after his less than stellar collab project with Metro boomin and left a lot of fans unsure what was next. I was one of those fans.
“Great men with great ideals can be separated by hundreds or even thousands of miles and still be in the same place. They can be years or even generations apart in age. And yet, somehow, find themselves on the exact same page. When these men join forces to put the focus of reaching the same goals... they are not two, but one. Instead of simply adding one's common attributes to another's, they somehow tend to multiply all attributes of both. Whether from St. Louis or East Atlanta. Whether from a savage land or a booming metropolis. Whether they are two or two billion, the greatest their numbers could ever become, is to truly become one.
I now present to you SAVAGE MODE II."
For all those who don't know, BLACKPINK just released their debut album. For years since their debut, this has been a long time coming. It's crazy to think about; the group is internationally known and favorited behind BTS to breakout into America. The crazy part is, before this album, they had only 13 songs out. Any controversies with the group will be saved for a different time. Without a doubt, that is what took this album this long to come.