Tierra Whack broadens her worldview on “Only Child”

One of 2018’s most ambitious projects was Tierra Whack’s Whack World, a fifteen minute, fifteen track visual album that was as impressive sonically as it was visually. Tierra built up a lot of goodwill with that project, and the first thing she’s released since – “Only Child” – makes good on the promise of World.

Lizzo brings the house down on the eye-opening ballad “Cuz I Love You”

When we said goodbye to 2018, the one certain thing about Lizzo was that she was supremely talented with a rising star. A month+ into the new year, and it feels as though Lizzo will be one of 2019’s breakout stars as her new single, “Cuz I Love You,” has the potential to make her […]

“Ghostin'” is the emotional core of Ariana Grande’s new album

You have to give it up for Ariana Grande, who put on the bravest of faces for her 2018 album Sweetener. That album found Grande finding a strength, resolve within herself impossible to ignore. thank u, next – her latest effort – is another stoic showing for Grande, albeit with more vulnerability pouring through than she allowed […]

Predicting the 2019 GRAMMY Awards

It’s that time of year again. Every year we tune in to Music’s Biggest Night with high hopes and leave with those hopes largely dashed. Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar have both been snubbed numerous times recently for albums universally hailed as modern masterpieces, with awards instead given to Daft Punk, Beck, Taylor Swift, Adele, and […]

Deerhunter, James Blake, Future, and making albums when you have no one to surprise

Everyone enjoys their moment in the sun. It’s a different story when the sun sets, though, yet three disparate acts – all releasing albums this Friday – are reveling in their very own magic hour. Deerhunter, James Blake, and Future (three musical acts I’m sure haven’t been discussed in unison previously) were all at one […]

Cub Sport open our eyes with “Party Pill”

The Brisbane, Queensland alt-pop group Cub Sport have a new album coming out tomorrow (January 18) amid a slew of anticipated new albums from James Blake, Deerhunter, Sharon Van Etten, Future, Maggie Rogers, and Steven Gunn. Don’t let the high volume of new releases drown out Cub Sport’s self-titled effort, which has been led by […]