For Madonna in 2019, ‘Madame X’ is an intimidation tactic for the detractors and new kids on the block, a boastful display of modern pop might at the expense of anything else.
When Springsteen’s nineteenth studio album succeeds, it uses themes of cowboys and the West to come to an understanding of humanity, rather than simply replicating its tropes.
The Albumism staff has selected what we believe to be 50 Essential Albums by LGBTQ Artists, representing a varied cross-section of genres, styles and time periods.
A strong follow-up to his classic debut album ‘Harlem World’ (1997), Mase’s sophomore album contains subtle signs of the wear-and-tear he endured as a rising star in the spotlight.
There is an up-and-comingness that undergirds ‘Hot Fuss,’ something that’s difficult for us to imagine now. For us, The Killers are only enormous.
On their debut album, the band buries the pop sensibilities underneath feedback wails, chainsaw-like guitars, and Kurt Cobain’s more exaggerated vocal performances.
Sounds both honeyed and harsh, Lush’s third studio album found the band fashioning a world of their own, separate from the abstract influences of their influential 4AD counterparts, Cocteau Twins.
“HER Love” is the first single to be unveiled from Common’s forthcoming twelfth studio album ‘Let Love Have The Last Word,’ due to arrive later this year.
“religion (u can lay your hands on me)” is the second single to be unveiled from Shura’s forthcoming album ‘forevher,’ which arrives August 16th.
“Kids In The Dark” is the first single to be unveiled from Bat For Lashes’ forthcoming album ‘Lost Girls,’ which arrives September 6th.
“I was a lesson in recording history in how you become successful when you come from the jazz world, which was not commercially successful,” Benson explains.
“I just go for it because you never know what tomorrow is gonna bring,” Houston proclaims. “New experiences help to keep things fresh. That’s what I’m doing, and I’m enjoying it.”
“The music is rough, and it’s raw,” the Everclear frontman says of his forthcoming debut solo album. “It’s more about the songs. It sounds like a classic record. That’s what I dig about it.”
“’YU’ has been such a joy to make and it’s deepened my understanding of collaboration,” the London-based singer-songwriter-instrumentalist says of her new album, in stores now.
The latest installment of our recurring ‘Portrait of the Artist’ playlist series celebrates the incomparable Kylie Minogue’s thrilling discography.
We hope you enjoy this month's playlist featuring 30 of the latest & greatest songs tickling our ears at the moment.
The Britpop era—roughly defined as 1993 to 1997—was a prolific time period in UK music, and we want to know what your favorite albums are from this five-year window.
Neko Case has crafted many memorable albums, but which one is YOUR favorite?
“For as long as I can remember, music and writing have been integral parts of my life,” Matthew explains.
Originally released in 1986, Janet Jackson’s ‘Control’ is scheduled to be reissued on vinyl and available in stores June 7th.