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Sep 10, 2015
68
Lorde has helped regenerate recent recognition of alternative pop princesses within the mainstream music industry, except unlike yesteryear’s Avril Lavigne, the women waving the flag feel much more sincere upon their delivery so far—it’s not a rebellion, it’s an actual movement and musical genre now. From Lorde’s “Royals”, one of the most memorable number-one hits to date that wasn’t short on social commentary any more than it was on sharp hooks, ... read more
Aug 15, 2015
87
All hail Mother M3LL155X; it's not EP3 and it's not even a spiritual successor to LP1, even if its musical composition too far from those releases—FKA twigs has carved herself a signature sound music critics and fans alike have yet to correctly identify the genre of. But M3LL155X is rather an exploration of twigs's "personal female energy", which twigs has referred to as "Melissa"—clarifying that it is not an alter-ego—and is supposed to be separate from ... read more
Jun 9, 2015
70
It’s apparently the beginning of a new era for Nick Jonas and while his eponymous [solo] debut album definitely hint at the ‘10s’ own Justin Timberlake, it at least mostly succeeds at separating him from that god-awful Disney manufactured trio and turning him into mainstream music’s most irresistible twenty-something sex icon for the ladies—and gay men, which Jonas has openly pandered to since his musical rebirth. And as long as you didn’t come for anything ... read more
May 24, 2015
52
Having sound-to-color synesthesia since my earliest memory, it has largely been in charge of the music I feel most connected to—I tend to favor songs that appear to be “vibrant” and reject songs that are “dingy”, I suppose. Naturally, I’m assuming Anton Zaslavski—AKA Zedd—had an excellent concept in mind when producing True Colors, which apparently assigns a color to each track. But while I certainly see splashing colors via the eclectic EDM ... read more
May 17, 2015
89
Dominick Fernow has produced possibly his best, cohesive and emotionally invested collection of tracks to date in a career that’s been spanning since the late ‘90s; Frozen Niagara Falls is a double disc and it’s musically everything Fernow has experimented with under his numerous aliases, primarily Prurient—traditional Prurient, mic + amplifier and all, while also reintroducing the synths that were a prominent part of 2013’s Through the Window. Except here, ... read more
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