MarkLalonde
MarkLalonde

Recent Reviews

Nov 12, 2017*
80
Harry Styles begins his solo career in search of establishing himself as a serious recording artist and for the most part acquits himself rather successfully.

While some may accuse of him of being derivative of a retro 70's vibe, I simply believe that not only is his voice better suited for melodic rock, but so is his personality and aesthetic. This sound he's showcased on this album befits him and feels very natural. The artists of the seventies and sixties obviously left their mark on him, ... read more
Nov 10, 2017
95
Sia, a consistently bold writer, and an equally impressive and daring vocalist, delivers the album of the decade with this astonishing work.

Brilliant, front to back, and all the greater for its strangeness. An artist's artist at the top of her game.
Nov 10, 2017
90
A return to Radiohead's more melodic fare that I'm familiar with from their early albums like OK Computer, Kid A, and In Rainbows.

Very impressive entry into their lexicon, and at a time when many artists creatively stall, Radiohead still sounds fresh and alive.
Nov 10, 2017*
90
Melodrama is a worthy sophomore effort from this New Zealand wunderkind.

While some of her fans may lament an evolution in her music, I applaud Lorde for not resting on her laurels.

She wrote this album with uber industry session writer and producer Jack Antanoff who clearly had an influence on her sound, but one can easily hear that Lorde's voice, lyrically and literally, is the driving force behind the creativity on this album.

Standout tracks for me include:
- Writer in The Dark
- ... read more
Nov 4, 2017*
85
Overview:
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Grace VanderWaal's debut album entitled “Just the Beginning” is a tour-de-force work of art. Thirteen year old VanderWaal channels something soulful and grand from the ether and has produced a varied and at times heart-wrenching collection of songs that defy what someone her age should be capable of.

Each track is radically different from every other song on the album, but there is a thread, beyond the rangy and surprisingly deep and powerful voice of ... read more
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Nov 10, 2017
welcome to the site, Mark
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