Bastille’s new album is an escapist step into the future, questioning what is real and what is fake.
Cordae recently added to his studio output, but his true talent lies in one of hip-hop’s grittiest traditions.
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has long been an admirer of outer space, and this fascination for space forms the thematic bedrock of the album.
This blockbuster debut album matches its eclecticism and broad emotional range with high-quality hooks throughout — and all with the rapper’s sexuality front and center.
Get A Good Look Pt. 1 by Oklahoma-based music duo Sports hints at familiarity and paints realistic picture of emotional growth.
On her sophomore solo album, Hayley Williams gets personal and invites listeners to embrace the often sad unknown.
Ariana Grande ended 2018 as the most relevant pop star and for good reason. Grande released her fifth studio album, thank u, next, just over five months after the well-received Sweetener. She experienced astounding commercial success, all while crafting her unique brand and reviving pop through heavy EDM, R&B, and hip-hop influence. Following an aggressive year of personal relationships in the spotlight, Grande hinted she’d been healing in the studio. She released three singles — one, of course, the infamous title track “thank u, next” and its iconic accompanying video — in anticipation of the album.
Controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine’s major label debuts attempt to show off his versatility but ends up being nothing more than generic.
This Saturday, entrepreneur, actor, designer and musician Jaden Smith released his second studio album The Sunset Tapes: A Cool Tape Story. A year ago, Smith released SYRE, which was received fairly well and gave Jaden a spot among young-yet-established rappers like Tyler, The Creator and A$AP Rocky. Aside from these two albums, he was also featured on songs by artists such as Logic and Young Thug.
Christmas music is an exhaustingly crowded niche of popular music. Countless artists have attempted to have a place in the Christmas canon, yet it always feels like you hear the same 10 songs over and over for two months straight. With timeless holiday classics such as Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby and Mariah Carey, hearing that John Legend was releasing his own Christmas album made me worry — would he be able to hold a candle in the already-packed genre?