Category: Album Reviews

Rihanna’s Long-Delayed ANTI is Solid, But Uninspiring

RATING: 3/5 Let’s just get it out of the way: Rihanna’s ANTI is the messiest album release in recent music history. After three singles of varying success, an executive producer change (Kanye was presumably dropped), a puzzling Samsung promotional campaign, and several non-music projects, pop’s most prolific star finally dropped her eighth record last night. She released

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Janet Jackson Teaches Listeners, And Fellow Pop Stars, How To Be “Unbreakable”

Blame the Super Bowl (and Justin Timberlake, for throwing her under the bus and walking away from the scandal a pop megastar), or lackluster album releases afterwards, or standard industry racism and sexism (throw in Jackson-ism for good measure), but Janet Jackson hasn’t gotten her fair shake in the canonization of 80s and 90s pop

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