Mac Miller’s posthumously released album, “Circles”, is a reminder of his absence and a celebration of his life.

Mac Miller’s posthumous release, Circles, is bittersweet. I had not realized that at the time of his passing, he was also working on music and enough so that it could be pulled together into a full album. So, I did not think “Circles” would ever really be something. When his family Continue Reading

Lane 8’s third studio album, “Brightest Lights”, is filled with deep house soul

Just ten days into the beginning of 2020, Lane 8 kicked off the new year with his release, Brightest Lights. This is the third studio album for the American DJ, following Little by Little in 2018 and Rise in 2015. Daniel Goldstein, aka Lane 8, started out with Anjunadeep, an English deep house Continue Reading

FKA twigs creates a masterpiece in “MAGDALENE.”

In MAGDALENE, FKA twigs creates a beautiful, angelic musical world full of high, lilting vocals juxtaposed with a mix of grungy, industrial sound effects. The album shows a deeply vulnerable outpouring of emotion that evokes a heart-wrenching reaction from the listener; it grapples with loneliness, vulnerability, and love. Immediately apparent Continue Reading

Futuristic pop queen, Charli XCX, pours her creative soul into her new album, “Charli”

From Myspace princess to futuristic pop queen, Charli XCX claims her name in her new self-titled album, “Charli”, a mix of progressive, synthetic futuristic pop. Pushing those pop boundaries, sometimes she succeeds and sometimes she doesn’t. Ranging dynamically between songs, variety within each song can be hard to find; however, Continue Reading

Post Malone mixes musical genres and darker lyrics in his third album, “Hollywood’s Bleeding”

Opening the album with title track “Hollywood’s Bleeding”, Post Malone jumps feet first into his third studio album. Dark, lilting vocals show the angst of calling Hollywood home, “We’re running out of reasons, but we can’t let go.” His hazy words melt songs together, moving from one song into the Continue Reading