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  • The Artist Reclaims Her Art

    With the release of Fearless (Taylor's Version), Swift will once again own her masters.

  • Taylor Swift's "evermore" and the Issue With Sequels

    The album shares the same imagery, storylines, and themes as the last one.

  • The Ascension of Sufjan Stevens

    On September 25, prolific singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens released The Ascension, his latest solo studio album under Asthmatic Kitty Records.

  • Of Lost Dreams

    This album is a project that fans have long anticipated, mainly due to the fact that for quite a long time, DT seemed to have lost their identity.

  • Straight outta Oxnard

    Anderson Paak's latest album “Oxnard” goes off on a tangent in comparison to his previous albums. Oxnard is more than just an album though, it is a musical endeavour that dives into a universe so different from contemporary hip-hop that it feels refreshing.

  • Bury yourself into the Trench

    Twenty One Pilots are back with the release of their fifth studio album Trench and they've definitely stepped out of their comfort zone. Not just in terms of style, because it also features an overarching narrative set in an alternate world called Dema.

  • The “Ember” that's a bonfire

    Sixteen years have passed since the release of “Saturate”, and like aged wine, Breaking Benjamin's music has matured beautifully. That notion is quite obvious as soon as you listen to the album that came out this year on April 13: Ember.

  • Are you Feeling It Still?

    Portugal. The Man's latest album, Woodstock, is a bit of a mixed bag. On one hand, it's a perfect remedy for your EDM-infused indie dance-pop needs, a far departure from their usual alt-indie rock style, but the same tune is a huge cry of "sell-out" to a lot of fans.

  • Obostha Bujhe Bebostha - A lesson in cathartic anarchy

    The 8-track album kicks off with “Shikol Chirra, Kutta Bhagey”. In your face, as the artist put it himself, the song is as much political as it is a song about self-reflection. With the accompaniment of a suave yet ominous guitar intro, Farooque's voice takes the reins from the get go.

  • Four stars out of five? Not really, no.

    Five years after the critically successful AM, the Arctic Monkeys have finally dropped a new album. To say that this new album, “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino”, was different would be an understatement. Sometime during this five-year hiatus, Alex Turner has forsaken his guitar for a piano. But does this new set-up suit the band?

  • Fables from a Mayfly - What I Tell You Three Times Is True

    Has it been a while since the last time you sat down, closed off the world, turned up the volume, and paid attention to everything an album has to tell you? Good, 'cause you'll be doing that today, hopefully,

  • A promising debut

    Headline enters Bangladesh's music scene with the release of their debut studio album, “Finding Cooper”. The album was released on December 20, 2017.

  • Cinematic Rock

    Progressive rock or progressive metal is either mediocre cacophonies of technical gibberish, or moments when all the stars align to produce the most mind-blowing bands. Thankfully, Earthside is a part of the latter.

  • Villains: QotSA's seventh from heaven

    I'm one of those people who could listen to Josh Homme scratch a chalk board with his nails and then go, “This is the sort of innovation that makes Joshua a musical genius.”

  • Synthpop, myths, and the end of the world

    Ulver's 2017 release, The Assassination of Julius Caesar, includes in its lyric booklet the celebrated painting Bonaparte before the Sphinx. A great myth, the relic of a lost civilisation juxtaposed against a man who was building his own legend. A man who styled himself after Caesar, whose name bookends an entire era.

  • A tale of hopeless star-crossed lovers

    The 22 year old singer, Halsey, rose to fame with the release of her debut studio album, Badlands, in 2015. On June 2 of this year she released her second studio album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. The album hit number 1 on iTunes as soon as it was released and stayed there for the next couple of days.

  • Shining through the glaring faults

    With great releases this year from artists like Gorillaz, Blackfield, Pond, and so on, Foster the People's latest release “Sacred Hearts Club” brought with it a whole lot of expectations to live up to.

  • “THE WEATHER” is perfect for a swim in the POND

    When people refer to Pond as a Tame Impala offshoot because they're both psychedelic rock acts from Perth, Australia and share a bunch of members, it irks me.

  • From The Land of Art, Fire and Emotions

    BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan/Bulletproof Boys) is back with their album Wings, repackaged and re-released under the title “You Never Walk Alone”, dominating charts like never before. If you thought their music could not get any better, they are here to prove you wrong.

  • Chalice Hymnal

    It is a sunless afternoon and a woman sits alone on her porch under the wind chimes. Bells and horns sound from the top of a great stone temple welcoming the evening tide. An unshaven man prowls the nameless alleys in the dead hours of the night, searching for you.

  • Neil Cicierega's Upgrading Your Childhood Again

    You know how in some works of fiction you have these characters who are always in the background and aren't usually noticed but every now and then they sweep into the frame to remind you how crucial they are to the whole thing?

  • Day to Day is Jazz in Migration

    Day to Day is Jazz in Migration

    Yes, Day to Day is an album about migration and mixing, about life lived each day at a time. These are true statements, but first and foremost it is a beautiful thing to listen to.

  • Of Upbeat Sorrows

    Cleopatra, The Lumineers' second studio album, has the band's trademark style of incorporating heart wrenching lyrics into lively

  • Something for the Lovesick

    Seafret's latest album, released on January 29, Tell Me It's Real, is a collection of lyrics and music that for the most part make you want


    Originally slated to be released mid-2015, and after numerous public title and tracklist changes, Kanye West's new record The Life of Pablo is finally here.


    Hello, do you hear that? It's the whole world humming to the songs of 25, Adele's latest album.

  • All Them Witches Brewing Magic

    The third studio album by Tennessee four-piece, All Them Witches is their most confident work to date.

  • Bowie's Swan Song

    “Blackstar” is the latest album by the legendary David Bowie. Extremely diverse and adventurous, it is a powerful statement of intent by Bowie...

  • Beneath the Skin

    Beneath the Skin is the second studio album by the Icelandic folk-pop band, Of Monsters and Men released on 8 June 2015.

  • Lana Del Rey


    Lana del Rey had actually hinted that she started working Honeymoon almost as soon as Ultraviolence was done, which made it a very long wait.