Just six months after the release of her widely-acclaimed album, “Sweetener,” Ariana Grande dropped “Thank U, Next” in early February. Many artists take years or more to perfect new music, so it’s fair to wonder […]
Last week, social media was full of everyone’s Spotify year in review playlists. I love a good recap, so I made a list of my favorite songs of 2018.
I’ll make no effort to hide my love for a band from Portland, Oregon, called Blitzen Trapper.
For the most part, I tune out political and/or social commentary made by celebrities. Mostly, I doubt everything from their intentions to their ability to think outside of their narcissistic echo chamber. Music, however, differs […]
Generally speaking, if you call something “derivative,” it’s not really a compliment. It’s usually a term used to slight TV, movies, and, yes, music, pointing to the apparent lack of originality.
When writing last week’s review of the Traveling Wilburys Volume 1, much of the focus was on Tom Petty, who had just passed away. In the course of thinking about that Wilburys album and beginning to write […]
The breakup album is one of the most well-trodden and, more often than not, successful types of albums that a musician can release. After all, heartbreak is a universal emotion, and, when combined with the […]
I could make a legitimate argument that Rock ‘n’ Roll is dead. I’d be far from the first person to make this claim.