Ariana Grande Reaches New Heights with “7 rings”

On the follow up to her massive “thank u, next,” Ariana cuts the crooning and raps about retail therapy as a way to get over a breakup. Like “thank u,” “7 rings” is empowering. She flips the weight of her engagement ring in to friendship rings for “six of her bitches.” Ariana is delightfully cocky (“write my own checks like I write what I sing”) … Continue reading Ariana Grande Reaches New Heights with “7 rings”

Every Ex-Act Album Ranked!

Note: The following is a ranking of every ex-act studio album from the generation of Disney Stars of the late 90s to mid-2010s. Meet Miley Cyrus was excluded due to its attachment to the Hannah Montana character brand as part of a double disc album, and Nicholas Jonas was excluded due to the general dismissal of it as one of Nick’s solo albums. There is also no … Continue reading Every Ex-Act Album Ranked!

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 Maren surprisingly struggled to stay in her key throughout the … Continue reading Every Grammys Performance, Ranked

The GRAMMYs Disappoint, But Are We Surpised?

Well, last night I completely wasted three and a half hours of my time watching the Grammys. Between boring and tone-deaf performances and almost comical stupidity, the show was a flaming dumpster fire. My first gripe with the show was the bizarre decision to not only bring back James Corden as host but to also lengthen the show to 210 minutes. James Corden is not a … Continue reading The GRAMMYs Disappoint, But Are We Surpised?

Top 30 Hidden Gems of 2017

In addition to great singles and even greater albums, there were some truly amazing album tracks or standalone singles that deserve their recognition. Here I rank the top 30 album tracks of 2017. To be included on this list, the track must be a song on an album released in 2017 that was not promoted to radio. #30. Lana Del Rey, “Cherry” (from Lust for Life) … Continue reading Top 30 Hidden Gems of 2017

2018 GRAMMYs Predictions: The Pop Field

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. THE POP FIELD Some of the most coveted awards in the music industry, the pop field awards cement songs and … Continue reading 2018 GRAMMYs Predictions: The Pop Field

Tell Me You Love Me vs. Younger Now

This past week, two former Disney starlets released albums that were pivotal changes in their career trajectory, for better or for worse. Demi Lovato crafted a strong R&B influenced opus while Miley created a stripped-back country-inspired album, let’s get to it!   Tell Me You Love Me Starting off with the bombastic lead single, “Sorry Not Sorry,” Tell Me You Love Me immediately introduces a new … Continue reading Tell Me You Love Me vs. Younger Now