Nicki Minaj, ‘The Pinkprint’ – A Review


Although Scattered, Nicki Minaj’s ‘The Pinkprint’ Proves Captivating Nicki Minaj • The Pinkprint • Republic • US Release Date: December 15, 2014  “Oh my gosh, look at her butt!” Yep, that bold phrase managed to dominate the airwaves as one Nicki Minaj managed to one-up her own edginess as an MC. If “Beez In The Trap”…

Review: Shakira, ‘Shakira.’


Shakira. is a sound, enjoyable effort, misses a “Hips Don’t Lie” caliber hit Shakira • Shakira • RCA • US Release Date: March 25, 2014 Latin-pop star Shakira returns following a five-year hiatus between English-language albums (she released Spanish album Sale el Sol in October 2010).  2009 LP She Wolf was Shakira’s previous album of…

Review: Katy Perry, ‘Prism’


A maturer Katy Perry isn’t a total deal breaker… Katy Perry⎪ Prism ⎪ Capitol ⎪⎪ US Release Date: October 22, 2013 “I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter / dancing through the fire / ‘cause I am a champion, and your’e going to hear me roar…” I suppose there comes a time for…

Album Analysis: One Direction, Take Me Home


Introduction Sometimes as reviewers when we analyze a particular album, we come to the conclusion that given the niche that the prescribed act/artist is intrenched in and given satisfactory material attuned for that niche, the respective artist has delivered a credible album. Being unbiased and remaining objective enough for the most part is the role…