Taylor Swift makes a proper pop debut in 1989 [album review]

Taylor Swift - 1989

So here’s a confession: I currently can’t stop listening to Taylor Swift’s 1989. I admit this with some shame because the truth is, I wasn’t a fan of the country superstar until a few weeks ago. It’s not that she used to make bad music—I actually liked some of her older stuff. But this record is more ballsy, more confident, and more grown up than anything she’s ever released. And the music is pretty good, too.

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Jessie Ware – Tough Love [album review]

Jessie Ware - Tough Love (album review)

Last month, Jessie Ware released Tough Love, her sophomore album and her follow-up to the brilliant Devotion. Unlike fellow Brits Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding or Adele, Jessie Ware isn’t a household name yet in North America despite having critical acclaim. This album will not change that, and that’s ok. This record showcases her underrated talent just fine.

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