Astroworld maximizes Scott’s strengths in ways that, for once, don’t feel like his ambitions are out-sizing him.
If the Harmony era ended with a bang, Camila lands with something much more like a whisper. Not because it’s not hyped ... but because it feels like a much smaller, more intimate album than you might expect from last year’s high-gloss collaborations.
As a whole, Dirty Computer strikes the perfect balance between joy and sadness, offering a deeply resonant account of Monáe’s personal experiences as a black woman.
More than any of her previous works, Grande is in the driver’s seat behind Sweetener‘s wheel.
The cathartic vulnerability, twerk-team feminism, and free-wheeling trash talk she practiced with earlier releases is perfected on Invasion of Privacy. The project eschews the mega-tracklisting trend by delivering a solid thirteen songs fortified by carefully chosen features that compliment Cardi’s bombast and versatility.