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WHEREARETHEAVOCADOS INSTAGRAM | Billie Eilish carves her own path when it comes to every step in the creative process.

Billie Eilish Reshapes Pop Stardom on Debut Album

Billie Eilish’s debut album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” solidifies her up-and-coming status as a pop superstar. The long-awaited album follows Eilish’s intermittent releases of her 2017 debut EP, “dont smile at me,” and a series of singles. The release garnered much intrigue, with both fans[Read More…]

by April 17, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
MAGGIE ROGERS FACEBOOK | While Maggie Rogers showcases impressive vocals on her new album, the overall work falls short because of overproduction and lacking lyrics that do not quite capture the charm of the single that first gave her viral fame, “Alaska.” The single’s feature on the album is a moment of reprieve from otherwise heavily doctored tracks.

Maggie Rogers Soars Too Close to Sun in New Album

★★★½ Maggie Rogers of Easton, Md., is ready to establish herself in the music industry with her new album, “Heard It in a Past Life.” The album marks the artist’s first full-length album after she shot to viral fame in 2016. Rogers’ indie-darling voice is at the forefront of the[Read More…]

by February 1, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
Dodie Facebook | Anyone who doubts that YouTubers can be talented musicians needs to listen to dodie’s latest EP, “Human.” Over the course of seven tracks, the British musician weaves a captivating tale about the challenges of love and fame and creating content for public consumption. As her third EP, “Human” movingly demonstrates dodie’s growth as an artist.

YouTube Star dodie Releases Hauntingly Beautiful EP ‘Human’

★★★★☆ Guilt, loss, frustration, oh my! Rather than maintaining a facade of perfection, British singer-songwriter dodie, formally known as Dorothy Clark, embraces vulnerability in her third EP, “Human.” Though dodie’s previous EPs, “Intertwined” and “You,” have also addressed issues of fame, sexuality and mental health, “Human” reaches a level of[Read More…]

by January 24, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
anderson. paak

Anderson .Paak’s ‘Oxnard’ Delivers Strong Singles but Lacks Cohesion

★★★★☆ Anderson .Paak’s latest album, “Oxnard,” is the musical equivalent of an HBO television series: It’s beautifully produced, overloaded with the best talent out there and the last thing you want to put on at a family function. The rap album is also cinematic, as the songs are interwoven with[Read More…]

by January 22, 2019 0 comments Music, The Guide
‘MUDBOY’ Proves Sheck Wes Is More Than a One-Hit Wonder

‘MUDBOY’ Proves Sheck Wes Is More Than a One-Hit Wonder

After the soaring success of his track “Mo Bamba,” rapper Sheck Wes manages to create an impressively produced and eclectic trap album with his debut “Mudboy,” cementing his place as a rapper to keep watching despite the lyrical shortcomings. Harlem-based Wes quietly posted his breakout track “Mo Bamba,” named after[Read More…]

by October 16, 2018 0 comments The Guide
6LACK

‘East Atlanta Love Letter’ Puts 6LACK’s Emotional Side on Display, But Pushes No Boundaries

★★★☆☆ Atlanta-based singer 6LACK, birth name Ricardo Valentine, burst onto the alternative R&B scene in 2016 with platinum-selling singles “PRBLMS” and “Ex Calling,” leading up to his debut album “Free 6LACK.” Accused by fans and critics like Anthony Fantano of being an industry plant capitalizing on the popularity of alternative[Read More…]

CARRIE UNDERWOOD

Album Review: ‘Cry Pretty’ by Carrie Underwood

★★☆☆☆ Carrie Underwood takes few sonic risks in her latest studio album, “Cry Pretty.” Most of the album’s songs feature Underwood playing to her strengths, creating radio-ready country ballads that everyone can sing along to in the car. However, with “The Bullet,” a song about gun violence, Underwood dips her[Read More…]

by September 19, 2018 0 comments Music, The Guide
THE WEEKND

Album Review: ‘My Dear Melancholy’

After solidifying his success with the 2016 Daft Punk-produced album, “Starboy,” The Weeknd returned to his musical roots with his March 30 EP “My Dear Melancholy,” characterized by moody beats and pained crooning. “My Dear Melancholy” cuts through the fluff of The Weeknd’s seemingly cool disinterest to reveal the beating[Read More…]

SOCCER MOMMMY

Album Review: ‘Clean’

★★★☆☆ Soccer Mommy’s debut album, “Clean,” is anything but that. Confronting complicated relationships, the move away from home and skinny-dipping with boys, the lyrics of Soccer Mommy — whose real name is Sophie Allison — are piercingly raw and relatable. The mix is intentionally muddled, staying true to the bedroom[Read More…]

by March 26, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
TOP DAWG ENTERTAINMENT

Album Review: ‘Black Panther: The Album’

With the hype surrounding the release of Marvel’s 2018 film “Black Panther,” which features a predominantly black cast and is currently the seventh highest-grossing film ever in the United States, the pressure to make an album worthy of a billion-dollar film was tremendous. With a star-studded lineup and a variety[Read More…]

by March 21, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide