Music

In Review: Taylor Swift’s Storytelling Saves 2020, Again

Swift’s new album, “evermore,” both lyrically and sonically picks up where “folklore” left off.
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In Review: “Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios) ∞” by Kali Uchis

Uchis not only proves her artistic creativity and her ability to blend genres but also successfully embraces and highlights her Colombian roots in defiance of criticism.
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In Review: Kylie Minogue’s Victory Lap With “DISCO”

Minogue has reinvented herself once again with “DISCO,” bringing retro sounds to the future.
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In Review: Tomberlin’s Musical Craft Projects in Her Latest EP

The EP may be disappointing for those seeking pioneering melodies, but it does not fall short of sophistication or sincerity. 
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In Review: “Positions” Is The Return of Classic — Albeit More Sultry — Ariana

“Positions” proves itself to be a succinct 41-minute album that is a strong resurgence of classic Grande, in all of her textural and high soaring vocals.
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In Review: “Featuring Ty Dolla $ign” Proves Ty $ is More than a Background Artist

"Featuring Ty Dolla $ign" is undoubtedly an album to vibe to, a concoction of catchy songs that are short enough to leave you craving the next, but long enough to make you appreciate Ty’s mastery.
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In Review: Róisín Murphy Tells Her Own Story on “Róisín Machine”

On “Róisín Machine,” the music is stripped back and drawn out, but still has the essence of her personality through these slow disco and house anthems.
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In Review: “Savage Mode 2” by 21 Savage and Metro Boomin

“Savage Mode II” finally arrived last Friday, and both Metro Boomin and 21 Savage delivered a gritty, dark and menacing project that exceeded the original.
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In Review: Joji Nuances His Sad Boi Style on “Nectar”

On his latest album “Nectar,” Joji expands his sonic range, simultaneously embracing his lo-fi sound as well as including a more diverse musical palette.
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In Review: NIKI Offers Glimmers of Magic on “MOONCHILD”

NIKI steers her debut album “MOONCHILD” in a grandiose cinematic direction, creating a mixture of breathtaking but ultimately incohesive moments.
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In Review: Big Sean Comes Home on “Detroit 2”

“Detroit 2” is the sequel to Sean’s “Detroit” mixtape,  where he pays homage to the city where he was born and raised.
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In Review: Katy Perry Gets Her Smile Back

On this record, she’s not trying to exert her creative exhaust like on “Witness,” and it sounds like she’s having fun.
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In Review: “Karma 3” Showcases Dave East’s Consistency and Grit

East’s consistency ultimately makes his latest project a solid endeavor, though his collaborators’ contributions punch above their weights.
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Aminé Brings His Extravaganza 2019 Energy to “Limbo”

Aminé’s growth and maturing sound make “Limbo” a satisfying listen for both fans and those only familiar with his hits.
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In Review: Dominic Fike Proves Himself on “What Could Possibly Go Wrong”

To call “What Could Possibly Go Wrong” a promising debut is an understatement, as Fike has created a record that remarkably encapsulates the nihilistic and cynical worldview of his Gen Z fanbase.
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