Music

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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In Review: “Tourist Season” by Miel

With this beautiful, dream-like ode to a relationship, you’ll feel like you’ve gone through about seven break-ups already.
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“No Pressure”: Logic’s Victory Lap and Tribute to His Influences

As a whole, “No Pressure” serves as a return to form to celebrate and round out Logic’s career.
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In Review: “Folklore” by Taylor Swift

The release of the 16-track “Folklore” made its way into the world less than 24 hours after it was announced, unpredictably so in the parallel presence of overwhelming societal uncertainty. 
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“Legends Never Die”: Juice WRLD’s Message of Perseverance

“Legends Never Die,” the first in what appears to be a series of posthumous Juice albums, aims to memorialize the impact of Juice’s emotional work.
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In Review: “Women in Music Pt. III” by HAIM

The Haim sisters had to travel through darkness to create this record, but on the other side was a tunnel of light you can hear through the quality production.
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Welcome to “Chromatica”: Lady Gaga Returns to Her Pop Homeland

This dance-central album might just provide enough refuge with a bedroom dance party to make us forget we can’t listen to this music at a real party.
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