Articles by Tosh Farrell
Nov. 17, 2017
New Taylor LP succeeds despite bad ‘reputation’
Taylor Swift has come back for her throne, and she did not come to play. Released on Nov. 11, Taylor Swift’s sixth album doubles down on the pop power of “1989.” But “Reputation” is nowhere near a continuation of the iconic 2016 Album of the Year Grammy-winning LP.
Nov. 10, 2017
An open letter to Camila: I’m sorry for doubting you
I owe Camila Cabello an apology. No, I have never met her or communicated with her in any way. But, I did commit the cardinal sin of fandoms: I doubted her.
Nov. 3, 2017
Clarkson takes cues from soul singers on new album
Kelly Clarkson is back with a new album, a new label and a new sound. On her new album “Meaning of Life” Clarkson gives her fans the album she’s been waiting to make.
Oct. 27, 2017
Album review: Jessie Ware drops third LP, ‘Glasshouse’
“Glasshouse” is Jessie Ware’s third album. Its name is derived not from a song title but from a poem by Edward Thomas called “I Built Myself a House of Glass.” Composed mostly after the birth of her daughter, the album is her most confessional to date. The songs are tightly produced, but raw with emotion.
Oct. 20, 2017
Pink refuses to let up on new album, ‘Beautiful Trauma’
Pink blazed onto the scene during the heights of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. She was the pop rock bad girl to round out a femme trifecta she didn’t want to be a part of. And in the long run, she wasn’t. Pink has lasted beyond the 2000s in a way the other two could not.
Oct. 13, 2017
Rising pop star Halsey plays new album at Wells Fargo
A pretty amazing show was witnessed by those in the Wells Fargo Center Oct. 7. It was the Philadelphia stop on Halsey’s “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” World Tour. Bringing her cinematic concept album to stage with amazing production, the “Now or Never” singer made a big impression.
Oct. 6, 2017
Demi showcases vocal chops, R&B stylings on new LP
After breaking fame as a child star, it can be hard to redefine yourself. Especially when you have some very public gaffes. Demi Lovato has been in the process of redefining herself for some time now. It seems within the past couple of years she has started to settle into her own.
Sep. 29, 2017
Fergie returns after 11 years with ‘Double Dutchess’
Over a decade after her 2006 debut “The Dutchess,” Fergie returns with her sophomore solo record. Currently on hiatus from The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie has dedicated the past couple years to raising her four-year-old son, Axl Jack, and following up the album that gave us classics like “Fergalicious” and “Big Girls Don’t Dry.”
Sep. 15, 2017
Fall 2017 music releases: Taylor, Miley, The Killers
After a crazy summer of music, it’s time to prepare ourselves for fall. Lots of good music will be released as artists either to try get their albums in before the Grammy eligibility deadline or prepare for tours next year. Many albums are yet to be announced, but here are some releases we already have the details on.
Aug. 25, 2017
Kesha comes back strong with new album, ‘Rainbow’
After a widely publicized dispute with her former producer-manager, Dr. Luke, and some time in a rehabilitation center, Kesha released her first album since 2012 on Aug. 11. It is her first album since her debut “Animal” to reach number one on the Billboard 200.