Charli XCX, ‘Boys’ | Single


★★★★ – Charli XCX has ‘boys’ on her mind on her infectious, fun new single, “Boys.” Sweetening the deal is a music video filled with famous boys. Source: Charli XCX, ‘Boys’ | Track Review (The Musical Hype) Photo Credits: Atlantic

Is Shawn Mendes’ ‘Treat You Better’ Hit or Miss?


Shawn Mendes • Treat You Better – Single • Island • Release Date: 6.3.16 Shawn Mendes has had a big year, spanning 2015 and 2016.  Think about it – how many 17 year olds can boast at having just a smidgen of the success Mendes has had.  One hit single – One “Stitches” – would’ve been…

Thoughts: Meghan Trainor, “Better” featuring Yo Gotti


Meghan Trainor has released another single from her forthcoming, highly anticipated, sophomore album, Thank You. This time, she’s not saying “No,” but rather asserting she’s deserves “Better.” So, after listening to the relatively brief cut, how does it stack up? It’s interesting. “Better” has a dash of tropical influence, definitely something that we didn’t hear…

Quick Thoughts: Corinne Bailey Rae Returns Capably on “Green Aphrodisiac”


She’s back! Who you ask? Corinne Bailey Rae of course – who else? It has been TOO long since the world heard from the Grammy-winning British adult contemporary R&B/neo-soul artist. Finally after a six-year hiatus between albums, Bailey Rae releases her third LP, The Heart Speaks In Whispers via Virgin Records. While we’ll have to…

Selena Gomez’s “Good For You” Is ‘Average for You’ At Best


Should Gomez leave the whole music thing along? Methinks. Selena Gomez • “Good For You” (feat. A$AP Rocky) • Interscope • Release Date: June 22, 2015 There are many times when being an objective music critic/journalist is tough – let’s keep it totally real people! Going into a new Selena Gomez single/song/album is particularly arduous,…

Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea Misfire On “Pretty Girls”


Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea • Pretty Girls – Single • RCA • Release Date: May 4, 2015 There’s really just one question to ask – have Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea lost their minds? YES (not YAAASS)! Listening to the pair’s corny new single, the question is DEFINITELY a rhetorical. “Pretty Girls” is nothing…