The final piece in the trilogy of EPs by the Zimbabwean-born Australian rapper isn't quite as good as the other two but manages to prove the singer’s unquestionable talent.
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.
The third album by the singer by California shows both that she has good production and good writing, and that these two factors are not enough to make a genuinely good and memorable album.
On her first mixtape, English singer Griff proves to be one of the biggest bets for the next few years, however, still showing that she needs a lot of work and polishing to get there.
Maroon 5’s seventh record is their most pop but also the worst. It features lazy lyrics and a totally generic sound. Seems to be born of lackluster disinterest.
On her fifth record, Welsh singer and songwriter Marina delivers her best work to date: catchy hooks, great production, and well-written lyrics. However, everything about it sounds old.
On his second solo record, Vampire Weekend’s former member Rostam delivers some nice and catchy hooks and promising sounds, however, nothing sounds really concrete
Canadian poet and singer Mustafa’s debut record features pleasant sound, poetic compositions, and beautiful tributes, however, seems afraid to go beyond its comfort zone.
Disney star Olivia Rodrigo’s debut record, SOUR, features catchy songs composed of nice sound and well-written lyrics, however, it doesn't go beyond that.
On her great second album, Brazilian singer Duda Beat delivers personal lyrics that mix well with a bold and culturally embracing sound.