In the past eighteen months Jess Glynne has proclaimed herself the queen of the guest vocal, so it only makes sense that she try to hold her own as a solo artist. In her debut album, I Cry When I Laugh, puts this transition to the test. Whilst there’s no doubt that Jess Glynne has […]Read more "I Cry When I Laugh by Jess Glynne: Album Review"
Carly Rae Jepsen is a rather unfortunate case – rocketing to the top of the charts with as bubblegum cute a song as Call Me Maybe has placed her into the category of tweeny bopper songstresses that many choose not to take as seriously as Katy Perry or Lady Gaga (if at all). Truth be […]Read more "Emotion by Carly Rae Jepsen: Album Review"
As 2015 has gone so far, I think it’s fair to say the Imagine Dragons’ second album is one of the more hotly anticipated albums of the year. The dreaded sophomore slump is always on the mind of an artist with a wildly successful breakout, and very few bands had bigger exposure that Imagine Dragons’ […]Read more "Smoke + Mirrors by Imagine Dragons: Album Review"
What’s that I hear? The funk of old, with fabulous hair and psychedelic guitars? In Mark Ronson’s newest record, Uptown Special, this is exactly what he offers to us. From beginning to end we’re hailed with the sounds of the past, taking us right back to the 60s and 70s. I’ll be damned if most […]Read more "Uptown Special by Mark Ronson: Album Review"
The blaring horns (isn’t everyone using those these days?) on the opening track of Fall Out Boy’s new album American Beauty/American Psycho are a flashy spectacle to be sure, but the album as a whole doesn’t offer much more than what we’ve already heard from them. Save Rock and Roll, their 2013 album, was a […]Read more "American Beauty/American Psycho by Fall Out Boy: Album Review"
The Minaj returns in her most intimate and different record yet. Moving on from her Pink Friday era she states off the bat: ‘I had to reinvent, I put the v in vent’, and throughout the 16 tracks we’re shown a different side to Minaj than the booty-shocking quirky rapper that we’ve become acquainted with. […]Read more "The Pinkprint by Nicki Minaj: Album Review"
It seems there are two ways to put out an album these days: 1) you hype it up like a monster Taylor Swift style, or 2) do a Beyoncé and drop it out of the blue. Azealia Banks has done the latter. Just when we thought her debut album would never appear, here it is, […]Read more "Broke With Expensive Taste by Azealia Banks: Album Review"