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’

Injury Reserve Broaden Their Already Eclectic Sound on ‘Drive It Like It’s Stolen’

Injury Reserve is an Arizona-based hip-hop trio consisting of emcees Ritchie With a T and Stepa J. Groggs and producer Parker Corey. Drive It Like It’s Stolen is their latest EP, though they have been making waves in the underground for the past couple of years with Live from the Dentist Office (2015) and Floss (2016). The dentist theme stemmed humorously from the fact that … Continue reading Injury Reserve Broaden Their Already Eclectic Sound on ‘Drive It Like It’s Stolen’

Lights Breathes New Life Into Her Music on ‘Skin&Earth’

In April, multi-talented alternative pop artist Lights teased fans on her social media about a new era, following the release of Little Machines three years ago. Her hair now a brightly-coloured hue of red, she unveiled not only a new album, but a comic to accompany her new music. Fast forward to September, Lights’ new album, Skin&Earth, is finally here.  The comic, written and drawn by Lights … Continue reading Lights Breathes New Life Into Her Music on ‘Skin&Earth’

Macklemore’s ‘Gemini’ is a Truly Uninspired Mess

If you turned on the radio 5 years ago, chances are you would have heard one of the numerous hit singles from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ monumental album The Heist. The sound they crafted seemed like the perfect archetype for pop-rap that would please both the general public and hip-hop heads alike. Ryan Lewis’ production may have been a bit elementary, but Mack’s massive charisma … Continue reading Macklemore’s ‘Gemini’ is a Truly Uninspired Mess