Shakira – Shakira Album Review

Shakira – Shakira Album Review

Shakira aims to showcase her diversity on 2014’s self-titled Shakira. Unfortunately though, from reggae, dance pop, club bangers and even a country track, there is much diversity but little cohesion on the album. Shakira is as strong as ever on her wisely picked singles, but the rest of the album falters trying to get its footing. Many ..

Natalia Kills – Trouble Album Review

Natalia Kills – Trouble Album Review

No artist has perfected the art of dark, broken pop like Natalia Kills (now Teddy Sinclair of Cruel Youth.) For Kerli, in her transcendent bubblegoth-pop glory, Natalia Kills is a harmonious opposite. These two underrated ladies have always struck me as so similar, despite their vastly different sounds, themes, and styles. What darkness Natalia channels, ..

Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon Album Review

Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon Album Review

Lana Del Rey’s Honeymoon, her fourth studio album, is a resplendent and beautiful progression of the singer’s baroque sadcore pop. Lana is still the tortured artist fans have come to love — Honeymoon‘s themes range from lust, romance, and of course violence and heartache. An artist like Lana Del Rey is rare; her talent and beauty are ..

Selena Gomez – Revival Album Review

Selena Gomez – Revival Album Review

Selena Gomez is an unlikely and miscalculated jewel in the crown of pop royalty. Her beginnings as a Disney Channel star turned pop singer could have been the death knell for her music career — many of Disney’s manufactured acts have an extremely short shelf life thanks in part to overexposure and underwhelming talent. Selena, ..

RuPaul – Butch Queen Album Review

RuPaul – Butch Queen Album Review

With the new feature of being able to give your five star rating on the music featured on POParazzi, expect some reviews of old albums that, while not a new release, still deserve a listen! Up first is RuPaul’s Butch Queen. Released last month, it is the tenth studio album from the drag legend. Appropriately released days before the premiere of ..

Gwen Stefani – This Is What The Truth Feels Like Album Review

Gwen Stefani – This Is What The Truth Feels Like Album Review

Few artists have the ingenuity and gravitas as Gwen Stefani. Her first solo album in ten years, This Is What The Truth Feels Like, is a long awaited and much needed return from Gwen, who – although she is quite underrated compared to other icons like Madonna and Cher — has paved the way for the ..

Kris Allen – Letting You In Album Review

Kris Allen – Letting You In Album Review

Kris Allen has come a long way since his American Idol win in 2009, and that’s saying something. His debut eponymous album has songs you’re likely to still hear in public – ‘Live Like We’re Dying’ and ‘Alright With Me’. His sophomore record, Thank You Camellia found Allen coming into his element, with true pieces ..

Hope Vista – Prevail EP Review

Hope Vista – Prevail EP Review

Hope Vista shared with her Twitter followers just two days ago that her last show would be early next year in February with Aaron Carter. After ten years of dedication to her music, she promises she’s not going anywhere – and even hints at coming back in a band or as a duo in the ..

Justin Bieber – Purpose Album Review

Justin Bieber – Purpose Album Review

No one wants to forget some of the more…colorful…parts of Justin Bieber’s past than Justin Bieber himself. It’s hard to believe that My World came out in November of 2009. Since his debut, Bieber has experienced the good and bad of fame. The road to Purpose, his fourth studio album, has been a rough one, ..

Album Review: 5 Seconds of Summer – Sounds Good Feels Good

Album Review: 5 Seconds of Summer – Sounds Good Feels Good

Aussie rockers 5 Seconds of Summer are back on the New Broken Scene (/end horrible puns) with their latest studio album, Sounds Good Feels Good. From a Target exclusive edition with 19 tracks, to the regular Deluxe with 17, even the standard release has a hefty 14 tracks featuring the singles ‘She’s Kinda Hot’ and ‘Hey Everybody!’ ..

Ryn Weaver – The Fool Album Review

Ryn Weaver – The Fool Album Review

 Alternative-pop beauty Ryn Weaver’s debut studio album, The Fool was released on June 16th on Mad Love and Interscope Records. The first single from the album, ‘OctaHate’, was released nearly a year ago (June 21, 2014.) Has the rest of the album been worth the wait? The Fool has an experimental tone to it, and ..

Hilary Duff – Breathe In. Breathe Out. Album Review

Hilary Duff – Breathe In. Breathe Out. Album Review

Hilary Duff is back in the pop game with her fifth studio album, Breathe In. Breathe Out., her latest in over eight years. The album features tracks written by some great artists, including Ed Sheeran (Tattoo), and Kerli (Confetti). ‘Sparks’ opens the album with an upbeat and carefree attitude that has become Hilary’s signature. Despite being a trendy style ..

Marina & The Diamonds – FROOT Review

Marina & The Diamonds – FROOT Review

Marina & The Diamonds has never been the type of artist to fit nicely in a box; she’s not strictly pop, she’s not strictly indie…and unlike most of her peers, she certainly is not the type to compromise her artistic vision to fit in one particular box. Her last album, Electra Heart, saw a sharp sonic ..

Charli XCX – Sucker Album Review

Charli XCX – Sucker Album Review

Charli XCX’s Sucker is an album I’d been looking forward to listening to, but was never really compelled to get the day of its release. I’d heard of Charli before, of course. She opened for Marina & The Diamonds on the Lonely Hearts Club Tour, and rose to fame alongside Iggy Azalea in the summer smash ..

Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint Album Review

Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint Album Review

  Nicki Minaj’s latest album, The Pinkprint, is out today. I must admit, before listening to the album and since it’s announcement, I hadn’t really been highly anticipating new music from Nicki. When she first came out with the incredibly good Pink Friday, her wild and crazy persona seemed to have a short shelf life. Thankfully, The Pinkprint shows ..

Susan Egan – Winter Tracks is Holiday Music at its best

Susan Egan – Winter Tracks is Holiday Music at its best

Susan Egan is best known for singing some of the most memorable Disney songs, whether it’s as Belle from Beauty and the Beast on Broadway or as the voice of Megara in the vastly underrated animated classic Hercules. It should come as no surprise that she’s an immensely talented actress and singer, and as the holiday season approaches, her holiday ..

Azealia Banks – Broke with Expensive Taste Album Review

Azealia Banks – Broke with Expensive Taste Album Review

Rapper Azealia Banks has rush-released (?) her debut album Broke with Expensive Taste, even though it hardly feels like a rush after originally being announced in 2012. Banks walks a fine line between being a serious artist and, to be honest, a joke. From her countless and pointless Twitter feuds, album delays and label droppings, expectations ..

Danity Kane – DK3 Album Review

Danity Kane – DK3 Album Review

Danity Kane have released their third and final album, DK3, as a goodbye gesture to fans after their latest breakup in August. Although the girls have decided to go their separate ways (probably for the best), the album still shot straight to #1 on the iTunes RnB charts (currently #8 overall), and their fans remain ..

Kris Allen – Horizons Album Review

Kris Allen – Horizons Album Review

I’ll always have a soft spot for Kris Allen and his music. He just has that special something that makes him so lovable. Horizons is the latest studio album by Kris, released by his independent label DogBear Records. I’m a huge fan of Thank You Camellia, the album Kris released before his latest, and so I had high expectations ..

Austin Mahone – The Secret EP Review

Austin Mahone – The Secret EP Review

          Comparing popstars is like comparing apples and oranges. No matter how different they are, people still love to find similarities anyway. One thing Austin Mahone has in common with Justin Bieber is that they both don’t want to be Justin Bieber. Lately, it seems as if Justin is tired of living ..

Kylie Minogue – Kiss Me Once Review

Kylie Minogue – Kiss Me Once Review

To be a pop music fan, it should be a requirement to adore Kylie Minogue. Her music is always impeccable, her look is on point, and she has an innate elegance to her that just makes her so lovable. She’s above the drama, and her voice needs no attention seeking crutches to stand tall. In a ..

Marina and the Diamonds – The Family Jewels Review

Marina and the Diamonds – The Family Jewels Review

          Before Electra Heart saw Marina & The Diamonds taking the pop world by storm in 2012, Marina released her first album, The Family Jewels in early 2010. The two albums complement each other in the sense that they are really yin and yang, polar opposites that come together to form Marina as ..

Lady Gaga – ARTPOP Track by Track Review

Lady Gaga – ARTPOP Track by Track Review

           Gone are the days when people would call Lady Gaga a one hit wonder. I discovered her when she was new on the scene, and instantly fell in love with her perfect mix of glamor and enigma. As time has passed, Lady Gaga has grown into a pop icon that ..