Do what the album title says, and do not open.
You know it's spinning out of control when the album cover gets shipped and shaped out of order by the internet. I mean, hey, nobody expected that to happen right? Not like I'm going to expect another 5(000) tweets from Kanye on Twitter... Let's get on.
Rihanna's 9th album(!) is upon us after some mistakes over at Tidal. And frankly, after a whole 3-4 years since she's left the pop scene, there's really some needing of her vocals. However, with the way Anti is... for some people, it's either a turn off or a walk out the door. As such, there might not be any comfort for the fans in this regard. But hey, we got an album to review.
As someone who hasn't particularly enjoyed the pop reigns of 2015, especially when some of them included Charlie Puth, it's easy to get side-tracked here. But hopefully, maybe, after all, I could be convinced that I am wrong. Wrong about the pop reigns of course -- why would I be wrong about Charlie Puth? I mean, you know.
Just because some songs are meant for others, doesn’t make the album completely void of any legit reason to be bad. If it’s good? Well, we’ll just have to see, don’t we?
Urie! At The Disco is finally back with their fifth studio album, Death of a Bachelor, and this time the lead vocalist himself gets full creative freedom apart from songwriting (for the most part). I never really got around to some of the tracks released ahead of time such as Victorious or Hallelujah, but since the album has just dropped, maybe it's time to dive into it.
To be honest, I've seen people dismissing remarks about this album (mainly Pitchfork Media’s review) but I guess the only way to say it is to take in a little bit of the good and bad. I don't know why I'm discussing this on a Coldplay review, but hey, enjoy the music. And here we go.
Hello? Well, if you didn’t know, Adele’s latest album, 25, dropped yesterday. Everybody’s anticipating this release, and even I have been for the past few years. While the tones may be different than on 21, and this album not really having the singles of old like Rolling in the Deep, it's going to be quite a length review. So sit tight and grab a hot coffee as you listen over and over again.
Justin has made some good decisions and bad decisions over his career, with the latter being the majority. I'm not one to criticize his actions but when news do surface about him, it's frankly a little hard to avoid considering they are everywhere. Still, we get a new album from what fans label as the “pop prince”. Is it actually a turning point or is it stale just as before?
After a few days of sinking in the album, I asked myself many times: does Ellie Goulding sell me as a great artist? Or does she stick out like a sore thumb? While the answers could be both, it’s not that hard to see why some people could end up on either sides of the spectrum. And after taking my sweet time with her latest release, Delirium, I’ve been struggling to find her place in music. Maybe I have, or maybe I haven’t after all.
There are just some bands and records that whizzes by once awhile and I never really am able to grasp it fully when I happen to catch in at the right time. As Marianas Trench sets on their fourth record in just a little over a decade, we truly see how defining and spectacular the crescendos are when they fall. And my God, do they fall with a romping thunderstorm.
Confident is Demi Lovato’s fifth album and she hasn't really released much since 2013, where the Camp Rock star had last seen success. Is this a step forward in the right direction or just simply a stale release?
A Welcome Return?
Avicii's debut album, True, was released back in 2013 when I reviewed it, exploding it back then which I claimed it was one of the best and also one of my favourite albums of that year. Almost 2 years later, quite possibly after many hopscotch releases from the DJ himself, he has released a new album to finally please fans. The thing is... will it? Well, we'll just have to see.
Benny Ong: Just your regular guy who likes soccer more than most people, and also a little downtime is pretty nice.