Maroon 5 Bring Glossy Pop Production on ‘Red Pill Blues’

Maroon 5 continues their descent into full-fledged mainstream pop on their latest release, Red Pill Blues. Gone are the days of the adult-contemporary, soft rock band that once was, making way for the glossy, perfectly produced electro-pop group. Luckily for them, their transition to being one of the most played pop bands on Top 40 radio has been relatively seamless. Helmed by falsetto-aficionado Adam Levine, Maroon … Continue reading Maroon 5 Bring Glossy Pop Production on ‘Red Pill Blues’

P!NK Takes an Emotional Journey on ‘Beautiful Trauma’

P!NK has been a force in the pop music scene since her debut album, Can’t Take Me Home, was released in 2000. Her unique punk aesthetic and bold personality have made her a mainstay in the industry, and she has kept her relevance and popularity intact over the years by continuing to make solid pop music and staying true to her authentic self. Her 2012 … Continue reading P!NK Takes an Emotional Journey on ‘Beautiful Trauma’

Miley Cyrus Welcomes Change and Finds Her Roots on ‘Younger Now’

It’s been ten years since Miley Cyrus released Meet Miley Cyrus, her debut album that was included as the second disc alongside the Hannah Montana 2 soundtrack. Cyrus has progressed leaps and bounds since that record, which is evident from her newly released and self-written sixth album, Younger Now. It wasn’t the first time people had heard of Miley Cyrus when her debut release came … Continue reading Miley Cyrus Welcomes Change and Finds Her Roots on ‘Younger Now’

Fergie Returns to the Spotlight with Visual Album ‘Double Dutchess’

I have a clear memory of getting a copy of Fergie’s The Dutchess when I was in seventh grade and playing the disc over and over and over again. In fact, I have the exact same copy sitting on my shelf as I type this. It still eludes me as to how my parents let a twelve-year-old, fresh out of sixth grade buy The Dutchess, … Continue reading Fergie Returns to the Spotlight with Visual Album ‘Double Dutchess’

Single Drop: Kesha makes her triumphant return, and Drake stays true to form

  By Heather Gunn   Drake – “Signs” On his latest release, Drake is sticking with the tropical, toned down sound that emerged from his most recent record More Life, a lengthy project that spurned hits like “Passionfruit” and “Blem.” These songs were slightly new territory for Drake, who previously hadn’t delved too much into tropical dancehall; It’s a great fit for his vocals and … Continue reading Single Drop: Kesha makes her triumphant return, and Drake stays true to form

Katy Perry is “Witnessing” a Crossroads in Sound on her Newest Album

Katy Perry is back with a new full-length LP, Witness. After a four year break since PRISM and the wildly successful Prismatic World Tour, Perry finds her sound at a bit of a crossroads on her new project. Witness is very much an exploration of new styles while still incorporating elements from all of Perry’s past works—unfortunately, the outcome doesn’t live up to the hype. Continue reading Katy Perry is “Witnessing” a Crossroads in Sound on her Newest Album