Posts Tagged ‘Album Review’

Kota the Friend Is at the Top of a Game He Refuses to Play

by Jackson Red
Kota the Friend is a rare breed. It’s not every day that an artist primarily driven by the intrinsic desire to create rises to the upper echelons of an industry dominated by consumerism and attention economics. In a way, he represents a total rejection of the quintessential Hollywood music scene; beholden to no label, no […]

Hayley Williams’ “Petals For Armor” Reveals Vulnerability, Femininity, and Rage

by Darlene Leal
Hayley Williams was always a performer who put their all on stage but, this album displays a newer and more vulnerable side to the performer that was never shown before. This album addresses the hurt she experienced from her divorce, her own trauma growing up, and embracing her femininity and the unity that comes with […]

Mini-Reviews: “Under The Spell” and “Midnight Reverie”

by Darlene Leal
With the spare time, I’ve found myself deviating from my usual. I tend to listen to the same artists consistently but, I’ve recently plunged myself into the “New Releases for You” category of Spotify for a change. This has not only exposed me to plenty of new artists but also has made the quarantine much […]

“Miss Anthropocene” Album Review

by Darlene Leal
“I want to make climate change fun. People don’t care about it, because we’re being guilted,” she told the publication. “I see the polar bear and want to kill myself. No one wants to look at it, you know? I want to make a reason to look at it. I want to make it beautiful.” Grimes to […]

Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats Team up for “UNLOCKED”

by Jackson Red
Denzel Curry recruited the prolific Kenny Beats for the production of his latest album “UNLOCKED,” released February 13. The collaboration is unique, splitting both spotlight and credit between rapper and producer, but the pair makes it feel effortless. Their forces are near equal and opposite, weight and counterweight tethered by a sturdy rope. Curry is […]

Hollywood Undead Builds a “New Empire”

by Darlene Leal
After forming in 2005, Hollywood Undead has gone through a recent metamorphosis in regards to their image and lyrics. For their sixth full-length album they wanted to demonstrate that evolution, titling the album “New Empire, Vol. 1.” “On this album, we tried to pretend we had never made a record before. We made a concerted […]