Posts tagged "country"

Album artwork of 'Something Blue' by Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

Something Blue Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

Brimming with catchy vocal hooks and harmonious moments, Something Blue is a pleasant record, but its production leaves much to be desired.

Album artwork of 'Joanne' by Lady Gaga

Joanne Lady Gaga

Precious little of what makes Gaga special is on show in Joanne. Outrageous, infuriatingly catchy pop anthems are nowhere to be seen; just pedestrian ones.

Album artwork of 'Ruins' by First Aid Kit

Ruins First Aid Kit

Artists can and should explore different plains, but Ruins sounds safe rather than bold. It sounds like Americana recorded in an air-conditioned studio.

Album artwork of 'Lover' by Taylor Swift

Lover Taylor Swift

Lover isn’t as expansive as Kate Bush or as daring as St. Vincent, but it is accessible and intelligent, which are the hallmarks of Swift at her best.

Album artwork of 'Saint Cloud' by Waxahatchee

Saint Cloud Waxahatchee

Country music with a modern edge. To witness these songs being played live in a chapel would be quite the experience. Someone should work on that.