ALY & AJ — GOOD LOVE

Rating: 3.5/5 Millennials rejoice: Aly & AJ are back! Being millennials themselves, A & A slide into the twenty-tens just as easily as a creep slides into your dating profile inbox, even though their last release was in 2007. The sisters’ voices are still indistinguishable, but “Good Love” is a steady track that, at best, […]

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ALESSIA CARA — GROWING PAINS

Rating: 2.9/5 When a then-19-year-old Alessia Cara was touring with Coldplay during their 2016 tour, I was shocked by her poise. She had just skyrocketed to fame with her debut single, “Here,” and was on tour with a world-renowned act; yet she held her own. She talked to the audience about her very-relatable struggles as […]

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YOUNG THE GIANT — SIMPLIFY

Rating: 2.5/5 The band that brought you “Cough Syrup” is back with a track that is, indeed, simpler than their past works. “Simplify” pales in comparison to the band’s past rock-heavy tracks. While Young The Giant has never been “hard,” they usually push their beats towards exciting, and “Simplify” sounds like they threw some chords together […]

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SABRINA CARPENTER — ALMOST LOVE

Rating: 4/5 Sabrina Carpenter really has a knack for melody. From “Thumbs” to “Why” to the current “Almost Love,” Carpenter’s songs have always stood out from the rest of the EDM landscape for their musical aptitude. Instead of relying on phat beats and bass drops to build a catchy tune, Carpenter uses techno beats as […]

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RICK ASTLEY — BEAUTIFUL LIFE

Rating: this. In other weird news, Rick Astley released a single this week!!! And it’s in anticipation of his upcoming July 20 album release of the same name!!! Wow. “Beautiful Life” is definitely an 80s jam, so I guess Astley has just been perfecting this sound for the last 30 years. If it was 1989, this […]

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