Popular Manipulations is a wonderful indie rock album, but most of the ideas presented here are already at least a decade old.
Kesha's new album is a victory on all fronts, full of satisfying, empowering, diverse pop tunes. At times, it is just a bit shallow.
Sylvan Esso's sophomore album is a big step forward and has a huge list of strengths, but it doesn't always come together on every song.
Soccer Mommy's new album Collection is a fantastic but infuriatingly short album that makes the listener beg for more depth in the future.
Ugly God's debut mixtape is essentially a novelty: it's genuinely funny on the first listen, but there is zero lasting value.
Lorde's sophomore album Melodrama is a pop masterpiece. This is a can't miss music experience for 2017.
These are some of the singles I found interesting in the week of 7/28-8/2!
A Tremendous Sea of Love is a fantastic album with great melodies, a new direction for Passion pit, and fantastic emotional impact - it's just disappointing to see it held back by poor production.
Amine's debut album Good For You is a simple and sometimes shallow hip-hop album - but it's got great production and is incredibly catchy.
Lana Del Rey's new album is bloated with unnecessary tracks and I don't like the new trap direction. Still, she continues to show potential and there were a number of tracks on this album I did enjoy.