January 25, 2005
Fans that were disenchanted with Dan Bejer's 2004 foray into keyboard-driven melodrama, the eclectic and exhilarating Your Blues, will find this six-track companion piece to be the perfect elixir. Fresh off of his tour with fellow Canadian carny-barkers Frog Eyes, the Destroyer mastermind has concocted a raw, tense, and equally thrilling EP of guitar-heavy reworkings of Your Blues material with Frog Eyes as the house band.
- James Monger
February 8, 2019
Five months after Sweetener, Ariana Grande continued to sweeten everyone's lives with the release of her fifth LP thank u, next. With an assortment of delectable treats like "7 rings," "break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored," and its title track, thank u, next is arguably the quintessential pop album. Its lively melodies, messages of self-affirmation, and Grande's powerhouse four-octave vocals join forces to create a pop wonderland, where listeners can revel in pure musical goodness. No wonder the album, which was written in only one week, broke so many records.
- Lucy Mao