Who keeps inviting Jay-Z to these things? While there are some solid choices here, (Robert Plant's ironic billing 50 years after Led Zeppelin turned down the original event) most of these acts just feel like a culmination of the last few years of the festival circuit. It's a bit....uninspired? I don't know, maybe i'm getting... Continue Reading →
I wrote a bit about "With You" a few days ago when the song was first posted, but since then, we've gotten an actual music video, and an American Music Awards performance! While I initially didn't think this song was anything exciting for the elusive chanteuse, the video is classic Mariah : it takes cues... Continue Reading →
Troye's (my autocorrect insists on correcting his name to Trite which might be a little suspect) latest cut ahead of the release of his debut album is a synthy dance track, reminiscent of Drake's Passionfruit and features newly engaged Ariana Grande, who very easily manages to outperform Sivan unfortunately. It's a rather above average, but... Continue Reading →
For being one of pop's residents of the upper echelon of talent and memorability, Christina Aguilera (or affectionately referred to as 'Xtina') doesn't actually get all the accolades and acclaim that she deserves in my opinion. Coupling general underappreciation from the general public with an overall lackluster and forgotten album in 2012 and it's easy... Continue Reading →
East coast based witch-pop unit Hex.sys' latest single "Les fleurs du mal" is a moody slice of something special, an enchanting lullaby wrapped in layers of synth and atmospheric emotion. Hex.sys do a stellar job at managing to fuse the "often inaccessible to the casual listener" style of darkwave/witch house with catchy pop melodies and... Continue Reading →
So, Celine is back with a powerhouse ballad (you know how I feel about these by now) that surprisingly manages to impress me? Leave it to Mrs. D! Her voice seems to be in a lot better shape compared to her last few albums, and I don't know how her team managed to land a... Continue Reading →
released 2018, young money/cash money records. Yesterday, Nicki dropped a two punch combo on us after a short time away from releasing. The rap/pop stratosphere has changed fairly quickly since "The Pinkprint" was dropped back in 2014, and with the meteoric monopoly Cardi B seems to have on radio and our pop culture, i'm glad... Continue Reading →
released 2008, island records. I've always thought of Annie as pop royalty, albeit royalty that's often overlooked. She doesn't release often, she doesn't conform to trends, and she's never been one for the limelight it seems, and I think her discography shines because of all of this (however it may also hold her back from... Continue Reading →
Definitely not a gimmick single.
The original thot anthem.