November 2, 2018Album review: Yuri (Girl’s Generation) leaves her girlish girl group persona and go down the sexy vixen route on her first solo album ‘The First Scene’ with songs such as ‘Into You’. But will she be able to follow the solo footsteps of other Girl’s Generation soloists like Taeyeon, Tiffany Young and Seohyun?
October 10, 2018Cher's Abba covers album has nothing new to say and simply reeks with the appalling stench of greed. The whiff of a quick buck is so sour here that it taints the Swedish band’s bubbly compositions.
October 4, 2018For the committed Prince fan, this collection of nine tracks clocking in at around 34 minutes opens a window on just how much the Purple One could pack into a song with just 10 fingers and a voice, with periodic rhythmic assists from one or both of his ever-restless feet.
September 7, 2018A confident, in control and very knowing Troye Sivan returns with the aptly titled 'Bloom', an addictive 10-track collection of unrushed, synth-rich pop songs from a man now not afraid of love bites.
August 17, 2018Jason Mraz
During a recent interview with Jason Mraz, the singer-songwriter told me that his new album is “in alignment with everything else” he has produced, and to expect “more love songs and more good nuggets of wisdom to keep us happy and healthy”.
Oh boy, he wasn’t kidding. Mraz’s music has...
August 14, 2018Album review: Taeyeon of Girls' Generation continues to reinvent her music on her third mini album 'Something New',that features the songs 'Something New', 'Circus' and the collaboration with NCT Lucas on 'All Night Long'.
July 25, 2018Christina Aguilera
At some point during Christina Aguilera’s Liberation, one wonders: What exactly is the pop star breaking free from?
As far as artistic control is concerned, the former Mouseketeer pretty much did it with 2002’s Disney-defying Stripped.
Since then, the 37-year-old has taken one...
July 19, 2018
Love Yourself: Tear
And so K-pop finally did it – blasting its way to the top of the elusive American music charts. But is the historic success of BTS merely a construct of feverish fan reception?
Soul-baring intro Singularity immediately dispels detractors. Vocalist V is all mysteriously husky...
June 20, 2018Shawn Mendes self-titled third album follows the successes of 'Handwritten' and 'Illuminate', which both topped the Billboard 200 albums chart. The new one should do that as well, with ease. He deserves it.