Franz Ferdinand packs funk into fifth studio album but lacks any substantial reinvention

Indie band creates danceable melodies, thought-provoking lyrics, yet songs plagued with predictability


Singer-songwriter displays emotion, vulnerability in latest release, Earthtones

Afie Jurvanen projects himself onto latest record without filter


Former Fifth Harmony vocalist breaks away for studio release

Cabello sings solo, turns away from famous pop girl group on debut album


BØRNS continues to satisfy with superior love songs

Blue Madonna showcases artist’s ethereal vocals, evolution of sound


Dubstep veteran Datsik back in full force with latest EP ‘Master of Shadows’

DJ sets off U.S. Ninja Nation Tour with serious threat, total domination in 2018


Charli XCX’s ‘Pop 2’ bursts creative bubble of genre

 The English pop star’s latest release is the start of a new trend


Jeff Rosenstock gives power to the powerless on ‘POST-‘

The DIY star’s latest solo album fights back against apathy and powerlessness present following the 2016 election


BROCKHAMPTON: A new generation of artists

Group redefines what it means to be a boyband


Blackbear’s latest release relies on generic sounds to please mainstream listeners

Releasing two albums in one year limited creative process


Miguel favors impulsive free flow over form on newest project, ‘War & Leisure’

R&B crooner takes a joyride, with high peaks, mediocre lows