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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DVBBS AND BLACKBEAR — IDWK

Rating: 4.2/5 “IDWK” knows exactly what it is. It’s a solid, fun, dance track, and it works because that’s all it’s trying to do. Sidebar: I love Blackbear. If you haven’t checked out Mansionz, you should. Short for “I Don’t Wanna Know,” “IDWK” tells the story we’ve all been there for: Who’s loving you? I […]

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THE 1975 — GIVE YOURSELF A TRY

Rating: 3.5/5 * I promised my Lyft driver that I would review The 1975, so this is dedicated to you, Cole! Upon first listen, “Give Yourself a Try” is uninteresting and repetitive at best, but, upon further listens, it’s just…not that. This track does have an obstinate guitar pattern repeating throughout the whole three minutes […]

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