Album Review: Ellie Goulding – Brightest Blue (2020)

When I was younger, I remember getting the reissued 'Halcyon Days' and 'Bright Lights', the supersized editions of Ellie Goulding's first two studio albums, and being obsessed for years. Although many people see her name and think 'boring pop', I've never quite seen her in that light. Her unique voice is beautiful to me, and … Continue reading Album Review: Ellie Goulding – Brightest Blue (2020)

First Listen: Lady Gaga – Chromatica (2020)

At midnight, Lady Gaga released her long-awaited sixth studio album, 'Chromatica'. Prior to the release, 'Stupid Love' was released in February, 'Rain On Me' with Ariana Grande was released last week and still at #1 on most worldwide charts, and 'Sour Candy', the collaboration with Blackpink, was dropped 24 hours prior to the album's release.I … Continue reading First Listen: Lady Gaga – Chromatica (2020)

Album Review: Charli XCX – how i’m feeling now (2020)

It's only been eight months since she dropped her third studio album - 'Charli' - but Charli XCX has already released XCX4, her sixth full-length effort. Written and created purely within the last few weeks, it portrays Charli's current state of mind, including her relationship with boyfriend Huck Kwong, and the struggles of being in … Continue reading Album Review: Charli XCX – how i’m feeling now (2020)

Album Review: Grimes – Miss Anthropocene (2020)

If the time travellers in Back to the Future II had a soundtrack in mind for their journey, 'Miss Anthropocene' would have been it. And they wouldn't have gone back. Grimes' first album since 2015's critically acclaimed 'Art Angels' is a dark, loosely-connected concept album which feels like the future. No surprise there, it is … Continue reading Album Review: Grimes – Miss Anthropocene (2020)