Maggie Rogers Inspires Introspection On Debut Album

Maggie Rogers Inspires Introspection On Debut Album

Rogers has built a persona singular for a woman in pop. She brings her unique, ethereal voice, with its timbre so reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, to ground her commercially ambitious debut in something grittier. She looks like a natural girl with a Glossier-esque sheen, a hiker whose nomad lifestyle inspired “Alaska,” who grew up beside…
Growing Pains Hit Alessia Cara On Her Sophomore Album

Growing Pains Hit Alessia Cara On Her Sophomore Album

On the album’s debut single, “ Growing Pains,” Cara (this year’s Best New Artist Grammy winner) struggles ostensibly with growing up and all the attendant, anguished self-awareness (“I cry / more than I want to admit but I can't lie / to myself, to anyone / cause phoning it in isn’t any fun”). On “7…
Cat Power Creates A Meta Modern Album With Wanderer

Cat Power Creates A Meta Modern Album With Wanderer

Marshall does explore some of the day’s politics on the album. On “In Your Face,” the divisive nature of discourse among political ideologies (“In the age of military, you are engaged / With such fanfare activity / You let them do things as they please / In a grave, you’re accounted for / If you…

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