The Malta Independent 21 July 2018, Saturday


On 'Liberation,' Christina Aguilera is resilient

Friday, 20 July 2018, 09:01 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Christina Aguilera, "Liberation" (RCA Records) Dear Christina, It's been some time, but I'm glad you're back. You lost me a bit on 2012's "Lotus" and threw me for a loop in 2010 with...

Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park explores personal loss

Thursday, 19 July 2018, 08:59 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Mike Shinoda, "Post Traumatic" (Warner Bros.) "Post Traumatic" is the first album Mike Shinoda has released under his own name and it's pretty obvious that this wasn't the way he wanted to do it....

Johnny Marr scales new heights with 'Call the Comet'

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 08:58 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Johnny Marr, "Call the Comet" (New Voodoo Records) The two leading forces behind The Smiths have offered new music lately, but that's pretty much where the similarities end. This fall, we found...

Jay-Z, Beyonce release surprise album 'Everything Is Love'

Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 08:56 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

— Jay-Z and Beyonce are keeping up a family tradition, dropping a surprise album before anyone knew it was coming. The couple released a joint album that touches on the rapper's disgust at...

Fantastic Negrito has great sequel to Grammy winner

Monday, 16 July 2018, 08:55 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Fantastic Negrito, "Please Don't Be Dead" (Blackball Universe/Cooking Vinyl) Fantastic Negrito has an incredible, inspiring backstory but it would be a shame to unwittingly allow it to overshadow...

YOB move between menacing distortion, hushed reverie

Friday, 13 July 2018, 10:02 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

YOB, "Our Raw Heart" (Relapse Records) It's been a hell of a year so far for fans of doom metal, the Black Sabbath-worshipping style favored for its ominous themes, crawling tempos and down-tuned...

Shannon Shaw's Nashville venture a genuine tear-jerker

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 10:00 Last update: about 11 days ago

Shannon Shaw, "Shannon in Nashville" (Easy Eye Sound) She may have smashed a few herself, but judging by her first solo album, Shannon Shaw has had her heart broken in 17 places. At...

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