2021 • ROCK • CRUSH MUSIC/ATLANTIC
Weezer’s hard-rock-inspired album features some generic and lackluster tracks, but it still manages to provide catchy moments.
2021 • ROCK • WARNER
Leaving perfectionism aside, Royal Blood’s third album, Typhoons, arrives with free yet lost songs.
girl in red
2021 • ROCK/ALTERNATIVE • WORLD IN RED/AWAL
Norwegian singer-songwriter girl in red’s debut album shows an amateur singer dealing with the crises of young-adult life and building catchy songs around it.
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2021 • POP/R&B • DUDA BEAT
On her great second album, Brazilian singer Duda Beat delivers personal lyrics that mix well with a bold and culturally embracing sound.
“Smile” does not sound so intimate and deep, however, that does not mean that this is not a fun BOP.
Despite its difficulty in expressing itself, “Daisies” is a good song.
The world make Stevens lose his hope in America and “America” represents this in the best possible way.