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Album Review: American Head by The Flaming Lips

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The Flaming Lips are a rock band from Oklahoma. While starting in the 80s, they didn't reach commercial success until the late 90s and early 2000s. Since then, they have released several commercial albums, cover albums, and collaborative albums. While being around since the 80s, it's surprising that they are still releasing music, and decent music at that. American Head marks their sixteenth studio album.
The first track from the album is Will You Return / When You Come Down. The track opens up with a quick synth/electronic blurb. After that blurb goes out, you get your piano introduction as well as some qui…
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Album Review: RE-ANIMATOR by Everything Everything

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Everything Everything is a UK based indie rock band from Manchester. I think a lot of people can relate to this, but I first found the band through their 2015 album, Get to Heaven. If you listened to my latest podcast episode, you know that I wasn't able to listen to it for a while since the United States version didn't come out for another few months. However, I was hooked to that album ever since. I don't really care for their 2017 album, but from the few promotional tracks I listened to, I knew I was a bit more excited for their fifth studio album, RE-ANIMATOR.

The first track from the album is Lost…

Album Review: Between You and Me by San Cisco

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San Cisco is an Australian indie pop band that actually started under the name of King George. The band is composed of three different key members that usually switch off on different instrumental duties. If you listened to one of my latest podcast episodes, you heard that I first learned about them through an Apple Music recommendation. Their third album, The Water has definitely been a favorite of mine, but they moved in a new direction for their latest studio album, Between You and Me.

The first track from the album is Skin. The track starts out slowly with a piano and string section. You do eventually get your…

Album Review: Detroit 2 by Big Sean

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Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, or more known by his stage name, Big Sean, is a rapper/singer and songwriter from Detroit. He got his start with some mixtapes back in 2007, but didn't release his debut album until 2011. From there, he has collaborated with plenty of artists and has some pretty notable tracks. After several albums, he has now released his fifth studio album, Detroit 2, which pays homage to his hometown.

The first track from the album is Why Would I Stop? It opens up with a quiet synth/electronic notes in the background but slowly comes in with the trap drum beats once Big Sean starts rapping. Th…

Album Review: Smile by Katy Perry

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Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, or better known by her stage name, Katy Perry, is a singer and songwriter from California. When starting out her career, she originally sang Christian gospel music. After the record label ceased operations, Katy Perry decided to get into secular music, which ended up being a great choice for her. Her sophomore album, One of the Boys did very well and has some of her popular tracks like I Kissed a Girl and Hot n Cold. Katy Perry returns to the music scene with her fifth studio album, Smile.

The first track from the album is Never Really Over. The track opens up with your typical pop synth…

Album Review: 1999 by Rich Brian

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Brian Imanuel Suewarno, or more commonly known as Rich Brian, is an Indonesian singer/rapper and songwriter. He first came to fame with his single in 2016 titled Dat $tick. That was also when his name was still Rich Ch*gga. After slowly gaining traction, he released his debut album in 2018 titled Amen. I also reviewed his second album on my blog, The Sailor. Despite a bumpy 2020, Rich Brian has managed to release EP titled 1999.

The first track from the EP is Sometimes. The track starts out with a descending synth line, as well as some other electronic bell notes. It slowly builds on instrumentation, but it defini…

Album Review: everything means nothing by blackbear

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Matthew Tyler Musto, more known by his stage name blackbear, is a singer, songwriter, and producer from Florida. While being involved with music at a young age, he dropped out of high school to focus on making music. After dropping out, he was able to drop a series of mixtapes and work with high profile artists, like Ne-Yo and Woe, Is Me. Several years later, he has released his fifth studio album, everything means nothing.

The first track from the album is hot girl bummer. This track was definitely popularized by the app TikTok, but there's no denying that this track is a banger. The track opens up with exple…