Taylor Swift – Lover

Taylor Swift Lover Republic We been knew when Pitchfork decides to offer their critical and comprehensive look at the rise of Taylor Swift, it's due to Lover's impact. After Swift calling out the publication's "sexism" (they didn't put a review for her Album of the Year-winning 1989, but they reviewed Ryan Adams' cover—in fact, they just began …

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Review Friday: Taylor Swift – “Cruel Summer”

Taylor Swift "Cruel Summer" Lover Republic Taylor Swift's album roll-out usually begins in August when she announces the lead single and the title of her latest album, before releasing it in the fall—and a good marketer she is—a few weeks before Black Friday when Americans spend their money the most. But, on Lover, she seems to …

100 Lagu Penyanyi Wanita Indonesia Terbaik

Hampir sepuluh tahun yang lalu, majalah Rolling Stone Indonesia—yang sekarang sayangnya sudah tidak lagi terbit—merilis daftar 150 Lagu Indonesia Terbaik sepanjang masa (atau lebih tepatnya hingga tahun 2008). Meski daftar tersebut cukup representatif dalam menggambarkan kekayaan genre musik tanah air, dan tanpa mendiskreditkan penulis brilian yang sudah menjelajahi ribuan katalog musik Indonesia dan menyusun daftar tersebut, …

Review Thursday: Deafheaven – “Honeycomb”

Deafheaven "Honeycomb" Ordinary Corrupt Human Love Anti- Is listening to black metal supposed to be liberating and invigorating? Or are Deafheaven just an exception? Ever since their debut album, Roads to Judah, Deafheaven have consistently put out their vivifying tracks that are unlike any other metal bands have ever put out before. Their works are …

Review Saturday: Westerman – “Confirmation”

Westerman "Confirmation" Single Blue Flowers The London-based singer-songwriter, Westerman, has released some finely crafted tunes for the past few years (he just released his EP Call and Response last year) with his distinctive guitar plucks, delivering some smooth and delicate pop songs. He is signed to Blue Flowers, the same label that takes Nilüfer Yanya …

Hidden Track: Underworld – “Born Slippy .NUXX”

Underworld "Born Slippy .NUXX" Second Toughest in the Infants / Trainspotting: Music from the Motion Picture Junior Boy's Own To put Underworld's groundbreaking "Born Slippy .NUXX" under the hidden track section will only show my ignorance toward 1990's legendary pop culture, but a few days back, I just managed to watch Trainspotting, regarded as one of the best …