The Malta Independent 22 June 2018, Friday


Potent pop pastiche from Californian Matt Costa

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 12:02 Last update: about 3 days ago

Rock 'n' roll is now old enough to draw social security, which means that for contemporary acts, influences become multigenerational. Such is the case with California singer-songwriter Matt Costa, who...

Despite Spotify change, R. Kelly's streams still intact

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:01 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Streaming numbers for R. Kelly have remained intact a week after Spotify announced it had removed the R&B singer's music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful...

Sting and Shaggy share chemistry, on and off their new CD

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 12:00 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

You can hear the playful banter long before Sting and Shaggy enter the room. There's a genuine chemistry between the two men that defies difference in age and musical styles, one that translates...

Luke Winslow-King's 'Blue Mesa' simple and effective

Monday, 18 June 2018, 11:58 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Luke Winslow-King, "Blue Mesa" (Bloodshot Records) Don't look for ferocious twists and turns on Luke Winslow-King's "Blue Mesa." Though he well knows life is usually far from trouble-free, this...

Jennifer Castle is amid ghosts on 'Angels of Death'

Friday, 15 June 2018, 11:10 Last update: about 7 days ago

Jennifer Castle, "Angels of Death" (Paradise of Bachelors) There are excellent records about death, dying, grief and goodbyes — from Neil Young's "Tonight's the Night" and David Bowie's...

Charlie Puth makes astonishing, glistening pop

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 11:09 Last update: about 11 days ago

Charlie Puth, "Voicenotes" (Atlantic Records) The delay in the release of Charlie Puth's sophomore album has been maddening. He already had a hit with one of the songs, "Attention," last summer....

Brooklyn trio Las Rosas makes scorching second album

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 11:00 Last update: about 11 days ago

Las Rosas, "Shadow by Your Side" (Greenway Records) Brooklyn trio Las Rosas upgrades its lo-fi sounds without sacrificing its considerable charms on "Shadow by Your Side," an excellent second...

Beach House's '7' album is dreamy and unrestrained

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 10:58 Last update: about 9 days ago

Beach House, "7'' (Sub Pop) When is a number just a number and when is it much more? Seven is a mystical digit sometimes representing perfection and it appears in grand notions like Seventh...

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