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Album Reviews

Carrie Underwood – Storyteller (2015)

American Idol winner and Country-Pop songstress Carrie Underwood, who has won seven GRAMMYs in total and several number 1s on the Billboard Country Chart has released Storytellers, another to add to her roster, as her highly successful 2012 release Blown Away showed off her talents after a few years away from being in the limelight. Can she top that success with Storytellers after so long in the industry? (more…)

Ryan Aderréy – I Struggle and I Emerge (Luctor Et Emergo) (2015)

Musicians who have a big sporting background in unusual, but true in the case of Ryan Aderréy, who studied at Boston University, and was given a once in a lifetime opportunity to play for a soccer team in Amsterdam. While he was there, he discovered that the fans watching him at his matches were people who could listen to his music. That discovery definitely helped Aderréy, as his music has won impressive awards, including Best Alternative Song at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards and L.A. Music Critics Award for Best E.P. (Male).

Smashing Satellites – SonicAluzion (2015)

All-Canadian band Smashing Satellites was the brainchild of Salvatore Costa, after years of being in a band that wasn’t his he wanted to sell out arenas being the frontman of his own band. Well good news – his dream finally came true. Their self-titled debut album was released earlier this year, with help from the producers of the most legendary and well-known songs and artists in the business (Alice Cooper and Shinedown to name a few).


Miss Defiant – Robot (2015)

Producing and writing your own music is very common in the industry these days – and the case of London electro-pop duo Miss Defiant is no different. Being a new act on the music scene, Their first release ‘Mess With You’ was received well, with their ever-growing fanbase anticipating what is upcoming from an act is such a niche genre, the new single ‘Robot’ is the answer. (more…)

Troye Sivan – WILD (2015)

Australian YouTube star Troye Sivan, who has 3.5 million subscribers to date has released his highly-anticipated follow up to his TRXYE EP, which was released last July, to great praise and reviews amongst both his fans and the critics. This EP features six new songs and collaborations with some top and upcoming artists.


Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz (2015)

At this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus surprised everyone with a performance of her new single ‘Dooo It!’ and revealed that she was releasing her fifth studio album Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz immediately and for free, on streaming site SoundCloud. Cyrus started recording this 23-track album in 2013, before the release of her last album Bangerz so it’s been highly-anticipated since her new look and attitude has been so prevalent in the media.