Review: ‘The ArchAndroid’ by Janelle Monáe

Atlanta transplant Janelle Monáe took the musical world by storm a few years ago with the release of her EP Metropolis: The Chase Suite, the first in a promised four-part series about the journeys of a futuristic android’s messianic mission. In 2010, Monáe comes two steps closer to finishing her initial epic with the release… Read More Review: ‘The ArchAndroid’ by Janelle Monáe

Review: ‘For Your Entertainment’ by Adam Lambert

Though he may have come in second in this year’s American Idol, the bulk of the media attention paid to contestants post-Idol has gone to Adam Lambert.  From coming out on the cover of Rolling Stone to a highly controversial performance at the American Music Awards less than a day before his debut album’s release, Lambert has captured… Read More Review: ‘For Your Entertainment’ by Adam Lambert

Review: ‘The Fame Monster’ by Lady Gaga

In the past year, few individuals have dominated the music industry quite like Lady Gaga.  Since the release of The Fame just over a year ago, she’s scored two #1 singles and three other Top 10 singles, including the lead single from her new project, The Fame Monster. Initially intended as part of a re-release of The Fame, The Fame Monster finds… Read More Review: ‘The Fame Monster’ by Lady Gaga

Review: ‘Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel’ by Mariah Carey

Roughly three years separated Mariah Carey’s The Emancipation of Mimi and its follow-up, E=MC². Less than a year and a half separate that album and Mariah’s newest, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. The rushed release of new material isn’t all too surprising – E=MC² felt at times too much like a carbon copy of Mimi, and… Read More Review: ‘Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel’ by Mariah Carey