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Not only has Common added a fresh sound to his brimming catalog of records, but he has also delivered an inspiring and apposite socio-political charge to the community dearest to him.
An album that cleverly draws from other genres and refuses to take itself too seriously, “Trouble in Paradise” proved that Elly Jackson is singlehandedly capable of laying down a fantastic pop album.
“World Peace” is almost one-dimensional in its charged character. The result is an unrelenting odyssey into the self-assertive character that is Morrissey—a world that while initially fascinating becomes exhausting.
Regardless of whether she’s comfortable with it or not, fame has set its sights on Sia, and it’s likely that “Fear,” far from innovative, yet still accomplished, will elevate the star to even higher strata.
Beverly might be Frankie Rose’s main focus moving forward, or a one-off side project, but “Careers” doesn’t ask a lot of questions that feel like they need answering in a follow-up.
On "X," Sheeran balances his traditional guitar pieces and overbearing vocals with mainstream rhythms, while discussing more personal events in his songs. These choices have given rise to a bold, refreshing album that displays Sheeran’s versatility and maturity.
How To Dress Well's newest, “What Is This Heart?,” is a highly accomplished progression that retains the authenticity of his previous two albums while honing a radio-friendly approachability.