With So Good, Zara Larsson has cranked out an effective pop album with So Good, one that emphasizes her powerful vocals and implements a powerful slew of catchy melodies. Unfortunately, it also betrays a shallow life philosophy, one that reflects the “live in the moment” impulsiveness of the broader culture.
You probably haven’t heard of Nadia Reid. But this indie New Zealander has crafted a folk album that is simple and low-key, with an optimistic tone. That trio could be an insult in rock or pop, but in folk music, it makes for one of my favorite albums so far this year.
If I were to make a list of bands that have successfully pulled off genre transitions, AFI would be very near the top of the list.
The beginning of the new year is a time when we look back at the previous year. As we look back on 2016 (a year with some very disappointing Grammy selections), here are some albums that really struck me, some of which are getting recognition, and some of which have been regrettably overlooked.
When it comes to the Christian music scene, there isn’t much variety. While Christians can appreciate the messages found in Christian music, Christians also want to listen to good music. That can become difficult. So how do The Parker Brothers measure up?