Vince Staples’ new self-titled album is his least compelling project so far, yet its authenticity sheds a light on one of the most important names in today’s experimental hip hop landscape, uncovering an honest self-portrait of the Long Beach rapper.
Revealing a shift from her last projects, Cabral seems to fully embrace the baroque pop genre in The Turning Wheel. This is a record filled with orchestral instruments generating intersecting melodies, featuring emotion-evoking, and striking breathy vocals on top of triumphant melodies.
British singer Laura Mvula’s third studio album is the best of her career. Bright and colorful songs explode in lust for sensuality as she also becomes a more aware person about herself and those around her.
Lady Gaga’s 2011 album is a timeless milestone in pop music. Born This Way features the strongest songs of the last decade and shines with its originality. Born This Way’s tenth-anniversary edition is a catastrophe beyond measure. The six new reinterpretations of the songs on the album sound characterless and downright dull and don’t do the original version any favors.