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Bleachers by Bleachers // Self-Titled Album Review

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Bleachers ' latest self-tilted record feels like the first page in a new chapter for the band, as well as a celebration of the people that come into your life and change everything for you forever. There is such a deep and all-encompassing love that runs throughout every song on this album, which tells such a beautiful story from beginning to end. "In my past three albums, I felt very obsessed with the past and the future. I was deeply imagining things from before and things that could happen. But somewhere along the way, I just started only thinking about right now, I don't know why. So this album feels like you're sitting in a room with me right now", Jack Antonoff told Billboard Philippines.  "It's definitely a new time for Bleachers because it feels like, things are really present, and that things are exciting and opening up for us." It takes the listener on a journey of Bleachers past, present and future in such a powerful way. I view this musi

Rihanna's Diamond Singles: Ranked

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In May 2024, Rihanna officially set the record for the most diamond certified singles and diamond certified titles by any female artist in history. She now has seven songs that have reached this rare and prestigious honor in music. A song is certified diamond by the RIAA, the Recording Industry Association of America, when it sells over ten-million copies in the United States. "ain't no back n forth," Rihanna wrote on social media sharing her landmark achievement.  Although she hasn't released a new album since 2016 , Rihanna continues to be one of the highest-selling and most influential artists in the industry. In the past eight years, aside from releasing a couple of new songs and headlining the Super Bowl halftime show in 2023, she has otherwise taken a big step back from the music industry to focus on her family and working on other very successful business ventures . She has pretty much all but officially retired from music and I don't expect her to ever c

The Best Songs of May 2023 // New Music Friday

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"BLUE" // Billie Eilish Words can't express how much I've been loving Billie Eilish 's latest album HIT ME HARD AND SOFT this month. Dare I say it's my favorite album of the year already!? Every single song is so incredible, and it was so hard to choose just one favorite, but for the sake of this list I went with the incredible ending track "BLUE". I was literally transcending the first time I heard this song, it's so rare to have an experience like that while listening to music. The first part of the song blends the chorus of a song called "True Blue", a previously unreleased demo from Billie's early career, while also lyrically connecting every single song from the rest of the album together at once. About mid-way through, the song switches up again into an ethereal and emotional ballad. It perfectly closes out the album. I was so blown away by her stunning vocals, emotive lyricism, as well as Finneas ' incredible production

SHE IS COMING by Miley Cyrus // 5 Year Anniversary EP Review

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SHE IS COMING is among the most liberated, bold, and empowered moments of Miley Cyrus ' career. At the same time, it often feels like the lesser known and often overlooked project that she has ever released too. From the start, Miley has always been this sort of musical chameleon that is known to shift and change her entire image with each new album cycle. One of the reasons why this six song EP is so interesting is because it feels like a culmination of every style she has ever experimented with.  SHE IS COMING was released in between two massive eras for Miley; right after her return to her country roots in 2017 and 2018 with Younger Now and her "Nothing Breaks Like A Heart" collaboration with Mark Ronson , but also right before her full transition into a 1980's glam rockstar in 2020 . Since both of those records are massive highlights in her career, this brief in-between phase she was in with this EP has kind of turned into this hidden gem in Miley's discograph

The Tortured Poets Department: The Anthology by Taylor Swift // Double Album Review & Analysis

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All's fair in love and poetry.... Taylor Swift 's  The Tortured Poets Department  is a 31 song masterpiece that is so incredibly complex in her depictions of love and loss in what is likely her most self-aware and transparent album yet. It is evident that this album was made with a different intention behind it than all of her past work.  The Tortured Poets Department  doesn't seem like she made it expecting it to have any massive hits or be commercially successful in the way the majority of her music has been up to this point. Most of these aren't instantly gratifying pop songs, but instead read like emotional excerpts from her diary detailing a whirlwind phase of her life. Much of this album is meant to sat with for a bit to fully understand what she is trying to convey.  Folklore   and  Evermore   remind me of  The Tortured Poets Department  in that way too, although these were made under different circumstances. The original track list of the album was supposed to b