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.
Spellling – The Turning Wheel
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.
Laura Mvula – Pink Noise
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 – Born This Way / BORN THIS WAY THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY
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.
Doja Cat – Planet Her
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.
Griff – One Foot In Front Of The Other
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 – Jordi
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.
MARINA – Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land
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.
Rostam – Changephobia
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
Mustafa – When Smoke Rises
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.
Olivia Rodrigo – SOUR
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.
Duda Beat – Te Amo Lá Fora
On her great second album, Brazilian singer Duda Beat delivers personal lyrics that mix well with a bold and culturally embracing sound.