Idina Menzel: Christmas, A Season of Love

The queen of winter has returned with a masterpiece. Idina Menzel released her second Holiday album, ‘Christmas: A Season of Love’, and it has immediately unveiled itself as the Holiday collection we have not seen as a nation since 2013. The aesthetic of the album...

Katy Perry: Harleys In Hawaii

Harleys In Hawaii, the latest of 2019’s bi-monthly musical drops from Katy Perry, oozes that which her last single, ‘Small Talk,’ lacked. Identity. The latter is cute and sugary, but doesn’t do anything to set Perry apart in a streaming landscape overcrowded by...

Jordin Sparks in Waitress

The qualifications for the American Idol title that Jordin Sparks earned in 2007 are on full display at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. From the onset of Waitress she enthralls. With her soaring, soul-stirring voice only on full display during a few choice moments of the...

Harry Styles: Lights Up

‘Lights Up’ is a constitutive advancement from the brooding, contemplative sonic landscape of ‘Harry Styles.’ The track emerges from the same singer/songwriter-turned-psychedelic foundations as his emergent 2017 studio effort.  But 2019 finds Styles allowing the...

Joker

‘Joker’ is a chilling depiction of poverty, abuse, and severe trauma-induced mental illness. It is reflective of the palm-greasing dysfunctional reality of classism serving as a catalyst to aid the aims of those with influence. My predominant concern prior to seeing...