Album Review: BTS, ‘Map of the Soul: Persona’

BTS is back. The world’s biggest boy band has returned with the launch of a new album series. The Love Yourself series provided them with the platform to being their crossover into mainstream American music and pop culture. Glossy EDM-pop confections like “FAKE LOVE,” piqued America’s interest; and with the outstanding MAP OF THE SOUL…

2019 Grammys Nominations Predictions: The Pop Field

Best Pop Vocal Abum Best Pop Vocal Album is one of the most highly contested categories each year at the Grammys. This year is no different, there are two or three albums that seem to be definite nominees, but there are a plethora of records that all make strong cases for a nomination. Let’s get…

2018 VMAs: Who Will Win and Who Should Win (Part 2)

Here is the second part of my 2018 Video Music Awards (VMAs) predictions, you can find part one here. My list of the worst snubs at the 2018 VMAs can be found here. Best Collaboration The Nominees: “Meant To Be” (Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line), “Finesse (Remix),” (Bruno Mars & Cardi B), “APESHIT” (The…

2018 VMAs: Who Will Win and Who Should Win (Part 1)

The most eccentric and fun award show of the year is right around the corner. The 2018 Video Music Awards (VMAs) will take place on August 20 and feature performances from Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj (read my review of Queen here), Shawn Mendes, and more. Every award that will be handed out during the telecast…

Album Review: ‘Revival,’ Eminem

On his ninth LP, Revival, Eminem returns with a sense of nostalgic solipsism that attempts to break new ground while still being content with its legacy. The brightest spots on Revival come courtesy of the guest vocalists. Beyoncé and Skylar Grey give emotional performances on “Walk on Water” and “Tragic Endings,” respectfully; their soft fluttery tones provide…

Single Review: Ed Sheeran & Andrea Bocelli, “Perfect Symphony”

Well, Ed Sheeran has released another remix to his hit, “Perfect.” This time the song received an orchestral makeover with guest vocalist, the legendary Andrea Bocelli. The song. The arrangement, done by Ed’s brother, Matthew, is beautiful, and Andrea’s voice is as powerful and moving as ever. Funnily enough, the only part of the song that…

The Top 25 Singles 2017

2017 has been a great year for music and the rate of diversity of the tracks that penetrated the mainstream was admirable. Here we’ll list the top 25 tracks of the year, feel free to tear it apart! In order to be eligible for this list, the track must have been released as an official…

Single Review: Ed Sheeran, “Perfect Duet (with Beyoncé)”

  “Perfect Duet,” is truly the perfect duet. With softer and more natural production than the original track, this remix provides a female counterpart to Ed’s gritty voice. Beyoncé’s belts and growls are perfectly placed, and the depth and emotion of her vocal performance are beautiful. This new remix is perfect for the holiday season…