Banks - III
Banks
III
89
Sep 9
FKA twigs - LP1
FKA twigs
LP1
96
Sep 29
Banks - III
Banks
III
89
Sep 9

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Sep 29, 2019
90
Five and a half years after previous studio album 'Lotus', 'Liberation' is a monumental comeback from the 2000s child star-turned-pop diva. Always seemingly ahead of her time, Aguilera's "Can't Hold Us Down", released in 2002, was a R&B/hip hop feminist anthem featuring Lil' Kim that mirrors lyrical and sonic content of pop songs being released today. At the time, the song grew harsh criticisms from music reviewers for its lyrical content and sound. Aguilera's 2010 studio album, ... read more
Sep 29, 2019
96
As ambitious as it is masterfully crafted, 'LP1' is a distinctive debut for the London-based FKA twigs. Upon the turn of the 2010s, a myriad of alternative R&B artists all seemed to pop up together: The Weeknd, Tinashe, BANKS, Kelela, The Internet, Jhené Aiko... the list doesn't seem to stop. However, FKA twigs is well-noted for uniquely bending the wave of the genre by combining it with sounds of electronic sounds you might hear on a long-lost Björk album, as well as trip hop, ... read more
Sep 29, 2019*
95
Dialing back the rock influence from previous record 'Ultraviolence', 'Honeymoon' is a marvelous return to the baroque pop of her trademark debut 'Born to Die', but now, she sounds more focused, and her voice is richer and mature. Album opener and title track "Honeymoon" is a near-six-minute ballad, which opens with glistening strings and maintains soft but rapid percussion before blossoming into the balmy bridge. The opener to the album somewhat mirrors the trace of a flower from ... read more
Sep 9, 2019*
89
Banks' third album is her most consistent and cohesive effort, but lacks a badly-needed standout. The album features some of the California-based singer-songwriter's most eccentric lyricism, as evidenced by some of the songs found later in the tracklist. On "Alaska", an attractively strange dark pop album cut, Banks croons "Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy, don't go / I found a letter from your friend, he said you're gone / He said you were going to the mountain with the most snow, so ... read more
Sep 7, 2019*
94
The title 'Golden Hour' is a perfect fit for a bright, twinkling country pop album that focuses its attention on the greener sides of the grass. Occasionally, Musgraves will turn her attention toward some of life's struggles, such as heartbreak, absence, and quite bluntly, having to deal with an asshole; but, for the most part, Musgraves sees the glass as half full. Album opener "Slow Burn" finds the Nashville-residing singer appreciating peace, stopping to smell the roses, and taking ... read more
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