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

The Killers’ ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ Explores the Grace and Complexity of Being Alive

The Killers are arguably one of the greatest alternative rock bands of this generation. The Las Vegas four-piece has been creating heart-wrenching, sweeping and iconically anthemic music since 2001, from the ever-popular “Mr. Brightside” to “When You Were Young.” After a long four years since their 4th studio album Battle Born, The Killers are back to their old tricks in Wonderful Wonderful, their latest release … Continue reading The Killers’ ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ Explores the Grace and Complexity of Being Alive

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’

Open Mike Eagle Gives an Earnest Look at Adolescence and Community on ‘Brick Body Kids Still Daydream’

Brick Body Kids Still Daydream is the latest album from Los Angeles-based emcee Open Mike Eagle, and is yet another great addition to his already impressive catalogue. Mike is known for his quirky abstract lyricism, so it is no surprise this album’s concept is difficult for listeners to fully wrap their head around. While it is still an amazing listen without reading into the lyrics, … Continue reading Open Mike Eagle Gives an Earnest Look at Adolescence and Community on ‘Brick Body Kids Still Daydream’