The Malta Independent 17 January 2019, Thursday

Music

Smashing Pumpkins' album is shiny and oh so bright

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 10:01 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

The Smashing Pumpkins, "SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN." (Napalm Records) It's no question The Smashing Pumpkins has had a tumultuous past. Multiple iterations,...

Michael Buble makes return to standards on 'love'

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 09:57 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Michael Buble, "love" (Reprise Records) When people claim they are stepping away from it all to spend more time with their family, it's usually a front. When Michael Buble said he'd do the same,...

Andrew McMahon's new album saturated with nostalgia

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 09:55 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, "Upside Down Flowers" (Fantasy Records) Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness saturates "Upside Down Flowers" with nostalgia about family and youth in Southern...

Anderson .Paak cruises home on 'Oxnard'

Monday, 14 January 2019, 09:54 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Anderson .Paak, "Oxnard" (Aftermath/12 Tone Music) Anderson .Paak isn't far from the beach, but he's certainly left the shore. His latest set, "Oxnard," whisks fans from the ocean breeziness of...

Lil Peep leaves behind haunting, emotional posthumous album

Saturday, 12 January 2019, 09:28 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

Lil Peep, "Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 2" (Columbia) On late rapper Lil Peep's second studio album, the first release since his November 2017 death, the young artist takes fans on a...

Laura Jane Grace goes on a thrilling sonic side road

Friday, 11 January 2019, 09:26 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers, "Bought to Rot" (Bloodshot Records) The words just tumble out of Laura Jane Grace on her new album, a torrent of thoughts, observations and memories...

Imagine Dragons deliver again but differently

Thursday, 10 January 2019, 09:25 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

Imagine Dragons, "Origins" (Interscope/KIDinaKORNER) Do Imagine Dragons ever sleep? Not apparently. Less than a year and a half after releasing the double-platinum album "Evolve" and...

Doing it H.E.R. way: singer rises as focus remains on music

Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 09:23 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

When Gabi Wilson is H.E.R. — her R&B singer stage name — she is usually rocking big hair and big sunglasses, rarely showing her full face to her fans. The point is to give the...

'Black Velvet' is Charles Bradley's last, moving set

Tuesday, 8 January 2019, 09:22 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

Charles Bradley, "Black Velvet" (Dunham/Daptone Records) Charles Bradley was past 60 when he released his first album with the extended Daptone Records family, and his death from cancer a year...

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