Tag: Pop Music

Van Buuren’s album compliments his artistic style

Photo courtesy of S.Camelot, Flickr The undisputed “king of trance music” is back again with a massive 28-track project that encompasses everything an artist at the pinnacle of his respective genre should produce. Van Buuren initially grew in fame thanks to his massive and unique trance synths and beats. The […]

Billie Eilish’s debut album is innovative and emotional

Photo courtesy of Justin Higuchi, Flickr On Friday, March 29, Billie Eilish’s debut album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” was released. At only 17 years old, Eilish has proven her sound with this work, from synth beats to ukulele instrumentals to personalized laugh tracks. The album […]

Khalid’s new era starts strong with new EP

Photo courtesy of Khalid, Facebook Some musicians never forget their roots, whether it be Bruce Springsteen performing at the dingy bars he had his first gigs in, or Billy Joel booking residency tours in the city that raised him. Joining the ranks of the humble and gracious enters R&B singer Khalid […]

Wombats release fun album for genre newcomers

Photo courtesy of E. Birkedal, Wikipedia The Wombats released their fourth album, “Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life” on Friday,  The Wombats are well known for such songs as “Vampires & Wolves,” “Jump into the Fog,” “Let’s Dance to Joy Division,” and “Your Body is a Weapon.” In 2007 and 2011, […]

Justin Timberlake comes up short in fifth studio album

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Wikipedia Justin Timberlake, after five long years, has released his newest album, “Man of the Woods.” This came ahead of his performance at the Super Bowl, where he performed for the third time. He delivered a highly debated performance on Sunday, with renditions of “Rock […]

John Mayer Channels Various Genres in “Wave Two”

Photo courtesy of Clare, Flickr Singer-songwriter John Mayer still maintains a relatively high profile, although his current celebrity status is most likely due to his reputation as a womanizer, and not his musicianship: nearly a decade has passed since Mayer last reigned the pop charts. But Mayer has not stopped […]

Tove Lo Stays High With New Album Release

Photo courtesy of Daniel Åhs Karlsson, Wikipedia Pop music no longer has to be pretty and manufactured to picture perfection; the burgeoning pop star Tove Lo is a cementing example of this. On her 2014 debut album “Queen of the Clouds,” the Swedish musician combined the tender beauty of love […]

Old and New Meld in Well-Strung’s Cover Songs

Photo by Giancarlo Sepulveda Centuries-old melodies melded with the stylings of contemporary pop artists in the Berrie Center Saturday night, as a New York City-based string quartet brought the house down with a selection of well-known, classical pieces paired with the lyrics of modern-day rock stars. The group, cheekily named […]