August 28, 2019The superb new 18-track 'Lover' finds Taylor Swift looking backward and forward through the lens of love – both present and absent, lustfully and wistfully, friendly and concerned. She calls it a "love letter to love itself."
June 29, 2019Jonas Brothers
The now-adult Jonas Brothers – Kevin, Joe and Nick – are making grown-and-sexy music without losing its kiddish charm.
The band’s fifth studio album – its first since 2009’s Lines, Vines And Trying Times, and the solo careers of Nick and Joe – find the brothers tackling...
April 20, 2019'Map Of The Soul: Persona' sees the boys of BTS at the most fun they have ever sounded. But as the K-pop phenomenon continues their global ascent to the top, the K-pop element is unfortunately watered down.
December 28, 2018Kyoto Protocol's latest album 'The Pen Is Mightier' has the band sounding fresher and more expressive, as if free of the pressure of seven years of history they had to live up to with the first album.
December 26, 2018Eason Chan worked on the album together with the ‘Duo Band’, whom he toured with on his Duo World Tour from March 2010 to December 2012, with each of the 14 band members contributing a song.
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'.