Top 50 Albums of 2019

This is now my fourth year creating a Top 50 list and it is hard to say whether the experiences are getting easier or harder for me. With every passing year I discover more and more and 2019 was no exception. I also graduated from college this spring so I had a lot more time... Continue Reading →

Charli XCX – Charli | Album Review

I have always found Charli XCX to be an absolutely fascinating figure in modern pop music. Her career started relatively normal, breaking through with singles like “Boom Clap” and her feature on Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.” It seemed like Charli was a clear example of a rising pop star and then she took a pivot that... Continue Reading →

Rapsody – Eve | Album Review

I, like many people, was first introduced to Rapsody when she was given one of the only prominent guest verses on To Pimp a Butterfly on the song “Complexion.” The verse was terrific, fit in with the album’s themes and set high standards for the emcee. Standards she was able to meet with her Grammy-nominated... Continue Reading →

Taylor Swift – Lover | Album Review

There was a lot riding on Lover and my expectations were all over the place. After leaving longtime label Big Machine, with plenty of controversy that I won’t even begin to get into here, this was a great opportunity for Taylor to showcase her artistic abilities under new management. Also, after Reputation was generally seen... Continue Reading →

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