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Marina ‘Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land’ Review

Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land is out on Atlantic Records From the left-field confessionals of The Family Jewels to the world-weary lyricism of Love + Fear, Marina has always been an anomaly in pop music. One constant in her work, however, has always been her assertively original point of view. Even when her sound got...

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Polo & Pan ‘Cyclorama’ Album Review

Cyclorama is out via Virgin Records France Francophiles rejoice; the soundtrack of the summer has arrived! Out today, French duo Polo & Pan returns with their sophomore album, Cyclorama. The album takes the posh Parisian sound cultivated on prior bops like “Nana” and “Canopee” and adds dark, cinematic twists. The result is a phantasmagoric soundscape...

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Olivia Rodrigo – Sour – Album Review

Sour is out via Geffen Records Less than six months after her life-altering debut single “drivers license,” teen pop star Olivia Rodrigo has delivered Sour, her sparkling debut album. Sour explores deeply personal themes of heartbreak, failure, and insecurity that transcend Olivia’s age. From betrayal (“traitor,” “happier”) and anguish (“1 step forward, 3 steps back,” “favorite...

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Sam Gellaitry stuns on long-awaited ‘IV’ EP: Review

IV is out via Viewfinder/FFRR/Parlophone Sam Gellaitry has unveiled his long-awaited EP, IV, and it’s phenomenal. Never one to shy from emotive soundscapes, blasting bass, and quirky virtuoso synth work, Sam’s new project reveals a multi-faceted producer and songwriter successfully pushing the boundaries of his creative magnitude to deliver a special project. Clocking in at 13...

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Claud – Super Monster – Album Review

Super Monster is out now via Saddest Factory Records As the first artist signed to Phoebe Bridgers‘ new record label in October, Claud‘s next step has been highly-anticipated for months. Now, they’ve unveiled their debut album, Super Monster, and it’s a melancholic and relatable 13-track look into the singer’s experiences with love, heartbreak, and growing up....

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Alfie Templeman – Happiness in Liquid Form – EP Review

Happiness in Liquid Form is out via Chess Club Records Alfie Templeman has shared his fourth EP, Happiness in Liquid Form. The six-track release sees the 17-year-old artist at his most confident, most colorful, and most experimental. Inspired heavily by indie-pop and psychedelic rock, the EP perfectly blends lush, organic instrumentation with synths and textured sounds....

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The 1975 – Notes On A Conditional Form – Album Review

Notes On A Conditional Form is out via Dirty Hit/Polydor/Interscope Notes On A Conditional Form, the highly-anticipated fourth studio album by Manchester-based quartet The 1975, is finally out. While it was never easy to put them into a box, push everything you believed about their sound aside, and you’ll appreciate their new record. It sees The 1975...

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Onyx Collective – ‘Manhattan Special’ – Album Review

Manhattan Special is out via Tmwork Records NYC-based jazz group Onyx Collective has shared a new album, ​Manhattan Special​. The ten-track record reaches into the Great American Songbook, reimagining some of the classics written by composer Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and his writing partners Lorenz Hart (1895-1943) and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960). Led by saxophonist Isiah...

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Duke Dumont – “Duality” – Album Review

Duality is out today on Virgin EMI/Astralwerks For over a decade, Duke Dumont has allowed his potent music to speak for itself. From first smashing public consciousness in the early 2010s, to now, with the arrival of his first opus, Duality, Dumont has time and again proven his distinct ability to compose cathartic and provocative...

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All Time Low Wake Up Sunshine

The 5 Best Tracks From All Time Low’s “Wake Up, Sunshine”

Wake Up, Sunshine is out via Fueled By Ramen Three years following their last album, All Time Low finally dropped their eighth studio album Wake Up, Sunshine on April 3rd. On this new LP, the Baltimore-natives return to their pop-punk roots while still creating refreshing, new music. Packed with charisma, positivity, and fun lyrics, Wake...

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