On Nov. 23, the Recording Academy announced the nominees for its upcoming 64th annual Grammy Awards, to be held this upcoming January. In recent years, the Recording Academy and Grammy Awards have undergone many changes to adopt new policies centering on diversity, equity and inclusion as well as leadership adjustments. In the “Big Four” categories […]
Thought Summer Walker was over it and moved on? Nope. She’s quite literally still over it. It has been two years since the release of her critically acclaimed debut LP “Over It” (2019). Since then, Walker has been crafting her next album entangled in the same themes as her prior work. “Still Over It” (2021), […]
Less than a year after the release of “Chemtrails Over The Country Club” (2021), Lana Del Rey returns with her eighth studio album, “Blue Banisters” (2021). Just two years ago, Del Rey released her widely-acclaimed “Norman Fucking Rockwell!” (2019), and now, Del Rey shows she still has much to offer. It’s not often that artists […]
After securing the Grammy Award for Best Country Album and the coveted Album of the Year, Kacey Musgraves’ “Golden Hour” (2018) was a major success for the genre. Incorporating alternative sounds and pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a country artist, Musgraves became an innovator. However, Musgraves‘ follow-up project “Star-Crossed” (2021) won’t […]
In true indie-pop concert fashion, college students lined up outside of the Brighton Music Hall on Oct. 1 to get a glimpse of one of their Spotify discoveries first seen in person when Samia Najimy Finnerty, known mononymously as Samia, traveled to Boston for her fall tour. As concert-goers waited in line for their vaccination […]
Over a year has passed since Phoebe Bridgers released her Grammy-nominated second LP “Punisher” (2020), and after the pandemic delayed most chances for Bridgers to perform live in front of her fans, she finally hit the road with her band on a reunion tour in September. Traveling nationwide, this is the first time Bridgers is […]
Dusk came quickly for Kacey Musgraves soon after winning Album of the Year at the Grammys for her glistening piece “Golden Hour” (2018). Divorce meant the bitter end for Musgraves’ most acclaimed era, and with the glow of her iridescent fourth LP fading behind her, it was time for Musgraves to pick up the pieces […]
After the tumultuous, pandemic-enwrapped cacophony that was 2020, musicians had to navigate the ever-changing music industry during the long months of quarantine. Summer 2020 saw some of the best works imaginable: “Chromatica” (2020) from Lady Gaga, the Album of the Year-winning “Folklore” (2020) by Taylor Swift and Phoebe Bridgers’ sophomore LP “Punisher” (2020), just to […]
Less than three years after her hospitalization for a drug overdose in 2018, Demi Lovato has returned to the studio stronger than ever with her April 2 release, "Dancing with the Devil … The Art of Starting Over" (2021). An album filled with empowering highs and heartbreaking lows, Lovato paints the trauma and recovery she’s endured since her hospitalization as a reawakening. She stakes a claim in her story, negating the tabloids and lies circulating in the media as a result of her hospitalization.
"Life Support," released on Feb. 26, was Madison Beer's album introduction into the pop soundscape. Unfortunately, Beer’s newness to a full-length project is evident; her songs reflect all that is prominent in trending songs today: mediocre songwriting, catchy-but-generic instrumentals and a lack of artistic direction.