Friday Reviews

Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams

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I’ll be honest, Coldplay hasn’t excited me in a long time. Their last two albums Ghost Stories and Mylo Xyloto were fine but nothing truly noteworthy. Their latest album, A Head Full of Dreams, is more promising and much more enjoyable to listen to. You can feel they had fun making this album and that is evident especially in its titular track, as well as the current single, “Adventure of a Lifetime”. I love when a band can experiment and have it end up working in their favor. You can tell Coldplay isn’t afraid to add a few funky baselines and hand-claps to add some levity to their persona. You will find yourself bobbing and dancing throughout a listen of Dreams. One of the standout tracks for me is “Amazing Day”. A strong slow jam ballad that really showcases Chris Martins beautiful range. I love a song that can soars and can bring you back down without missing a beat. I’m really enjoying what Coldplay is doing and I think you will too. The album is available for streaming on Spotify.

Download Now: Adventure of Lifetime/Amazing Day/Up&Up


 

Frances: “Borrowed Time”

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UK singer Frances partnered with Howard Lawrence of Disclosure to write this electro-funk jam. Frances’ delicate yet powerful voice sways back and forth with ease over the rhythmic synth groove. Check it out below!

The Art of the Guilty Pleasure

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Music is subjective. As much as you may love an artist and their music there’s always going to be someone that straight up hates it and might even shame you for it! What really defines ‘good’ music taste anyway? It’s difficult to pinpoint because are we basing this on commercial success? Overall public response? And what happens when we DO love something that goes completely AGAINST our own tastes? We become so afraid to profess our appreciation for a particular song or band that it gets shooed away into the “Guilty Pleasure” folders of our playlists. Well, today I’m going to open up those folders and share with you some of my biggest cringe-worthy artists/songs on my iPOD, because hey, someone out there is bound to like it. Let me know what yours are!

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