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"
Electronic music has a harder job that most of creating compelling debut albums that manage to create a balance of songs which don’t all sound that same. Luckily for London group Years & Years, they’re buoyed by a good vocalist in Olly Alexander. This helps to carry them through their slower ballads; ‘Foundation’ and ‘Without’ […]Read more "Communion by Years & Years: 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"
Sometime last August, Taylor Swift uttered one fateful phrase: ‘1989 will be my first official documented pop album’. To industry bosses, this caused understandable trepidation. Much buzz is currently made over how Swift is the best hope to revive a dying industry wallowing in plummeting sales, and therefore it is not without great assessment and […]Read more "Album Review: 1989 by Taylor Swift"