Nicki Minaj, Roman Holiday, and Why the Culture Needs to Reevaluate Itself

If you’ve been on the Internet at all over the past few weeks, you’ve seen the rise of the latest viral meme: Nicki Minaj’s 2012 track, “Roman Holiday.” Twitter users have been using the track as the background to hilarious sped up videos of everything from dancing Simpsons’ characters to cars speeding down the highway….

2019 Oscars Predictions

BEST ACTRESS This year’s nominees include everyone from newbies to veterans and comediennes to British breakouts. Glenn Close will be contending for her incredible performance in The Wife; this will be her seventh nomination. Glenn is currently the living actor with the most Oscar nominations without a win. Also in contention are first-time nominees Lady…

2019 GRAMMYs Recap

Allegedly, last night was Music’s Biggest Night. The 61st Annual Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles; decked out with explosive performances, surprisingly solid results, and tributes galore, the Grammys delivered a formidable telecast despite the lack of major superstars. THE AWARDS Kacey Musgraves’ gorgeous Golden Hour was awarded the top prize (Album of the Year), while…

The Top 40 Albums of 2018

40. Sex & Cigarettes, Toni Braxton The R&B veteran delivered a strong and succinct album in a year full of bloated, overdrawn releases. Her contralto voice and slinky timbre anchor the most explicit and honest soundscape of her career. From the cathartic climax of the title track to the spunky “Foh” and “Deadwood,” Toni maneuvers through…

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…

Every Grammys Performance, Ranked

#20. Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris, & Eric Church – Route 91 Harvest Festival tribute I applaud the emotional and genuine nature of this performance, although it would have been nice for Manchester to get some love too. That being said, the performance was kind of messy; I don’t find their voices meshed well together and…

2017 American Music Awards: Predicting the Winners

The American Music Awards are fan-voted and based on chart success so they should be fairly easy to predict, let’s get going! NOTE: After each artist’s name will be a fraction denoting the amount of AMAs they’ve won out of their total amount of nominations not including nominations achieved this year. Artist of the Year…

Revisiting ‘Joanne,’ A Track-by-Track Review

Today marks one year since Lady Gaga launched her career-reinventing album, Joanne. Did the album age like wine or spoil like milk? In this track-by-track review, we’ll revisit the Album of the Year contending album and give our thoughts. In the words of Mother Monster, “here we go!” Diamond Heart Gaga kicks things off with…

2018 GRAMMYs Predictions: Song Of The Year

Now that the eligibility period for the 2018 Grammy Awards has officially ended, it’s time to discuss potential nominees. In this 8 part series we will discuss our predictions for the General field, the pop, rock, and rap categories, and one random group of categories. SONG OF THE YEAR One of the most coveted awards…