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Ranking the Grammys’ 2023 album of the year nominees

Ranking the Grammys’ 2023 album of the year nominees

(Photo courtesy of Billboard) The nominees for album of the year have caused much discussion around the internet. Troy Lafond Connector Editor   Mary J Blige – “Good Morning Gorgeous”  “Good Morning Gorgeous” is the biggest surprise of this year’s slate. While Mary J. Blige has transcended into icon status, this album sees her on

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard reframe the natural world through jazz-rock genius in ‘Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms, and Lava’

(Photo courtesy of ATO Records) King Gizzard releases a shorter yet fulfilling record with their latest outing. Ekaterina Photis Connector Editor King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have released the first of their upcoming October albums with “Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava”. The title, quite literally, sets you up for the exact content

Taylor Swift sleepwalks through “Midnights” until “3am”

(Photo courtesy of Billboard) Taylor Swift breaks new sound barriers on her latest effort. Troy Lafond Connector Editor Among contemporary pop stars, very few have switched styles as seamlessly, effectively and consistently as Taylor Swift. Starting in country, transitioning to pop, and then, more recently, to alternative, she has shown a penance for constant musical

Willow stands out in famous family

(Photo courtesy of Loudwire) “Willow has received renewed interest in her music career thanks to TikTok virality.” Jon Hatem Connector Staff When your brother is Jaden Smith and your father is Will Smith, it can be difficult to stand out and be independent from the family. WILLOW, on her newest release “<COPINGMECHANISM>”, does this brilliantly.

“5SOS5” is a strong return for the beloved band

(Photo courtesy of Billboard) 5 Seconds of Summer returns with a new album to remind listeners of their sound Tyler Browne Connector Contributor Over two years after their last release with 2020’s “CALM,” Australian pop band 5 Seconds of Summer have returned with “5SOS5,” their fifth studio release. The album is a shift in sound

Rina Sawayama shifts gears on new, star-making album “Hold the Girl”

(Photo courtesy of BBC) “Rina Sawayama’s newest album is out now.” Troy Lafond Connector Editor Rina Sawayama broke through the underground pop scene with her catchy, experimental debut album “Sawayama” in 2020. Blending elements of pop, rock, R&B, metal, and dance with Y2K stylings, the appeal was immediate and striking. With her second album “Hold

Vince Staples returns to his roots on new album “Ramona Park Broke My Heart”

(Photo courtesy of NME) “Vince Staples returns to the music scene after his self-titled 2021 record.” Jonathan Hatem Connector Contributor Vince Staples doesn’t write love songs. He says as much in “ROSE STREET,” off his most recent project “Ramona Park Broke My Heart,” which was released in April of this year. This might not seem

Joe Keery shines on newest album “DECIDE”

(Photo courtesy of Kali Patterson) “Djo’s newest album is out now on all major streaming platforms.” Kali Patterson Connector Editor Fans of Netflix’s Stranger Things are in for a treat — Joe Keery has just dropped his sophomore album under his musical alias, Djo (pronounced as just Joe). “DECIDE,” released on Sept. 16, is a