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ATP! Album Review: Lights - Skin&Earth

Lights’ newest undertaking was already impressive before listening to it. A concept album that ties in with a comic series that she also wrote and drew? That’s pretty intense. And a downright awesome idea. Lights is truly going all out for this and it definitely shows.

The Canadian electro-pop star's voice has always had this atmospheric, ethereal sound to it and the concept and songs on Skin&Earth take it to new heights. “Morphine” and album closer “Almost Had Me” are as beautifully haunting as they come, while still somehow making you want to dance (or at least tap your toes) at parts.

ATP! Album Review: PVRIS - All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell

White Noise is one of those albums that I can listen to at any time and still love it just as much as the first time I heard it. It never gets old. When PVRIS announced their new album, I was excited, but wondered how it was possible that I could love this album as much as White Noise. And then I heard AWKOHAWNOH and realized I was an idiot for even having doubts.

This is, hands down, the best album so far this year. It balances pop with this dark and eerie sound that only PVRIS seem to know how to accomplish. The whole album just feels epic. Lynn’s voice embodies the heaven versus hell balance of the album—her soft and sweet vocals giving way to gravelly screams.

Taylor Swift Unveils "Look What You Made Me Do" Music Video

Taylor Swift unveiled the music video for her new single,"Look What You Made Me Do" at last night's MTV VMAs.

Starting out in a graveyard zooming in on Swift's grave, a zombie Taylor (reminiscent of Michael Jackson's "Thriller") crawls out, soon flashing to a very much alive Swift in a bathtub full of diamonds -- and that's only the beginning. The rest of the video sees Swift in a variety of settings, from a throne of slithering snakes to a car crash, with perhaps the most alarming coming toward the end: a pile of her old personas.

Just as she indicates with the line "I'm sorry, the old Taylor can't come to the phone right now/ Why? Oh, because she's dead" in "Look What You Made Me Do," Swift literally sits atop a bunch of old Taylors, like the nerdy girl from her "You Belong With Me" video and her Red Tour ringmaster getup. Holding true to her shout-out to the haters in the song, Swift took things one step further once the song was over.

"What's with that bitch?," "You are so fake," "There she goes playing victim again" -- all things the old Taylors tell the new one in the end, solidifying the bold message she's sending with her latest single. And to top it all off, one more (very familiar) shout-out to a particular hater: "I would very much like to be excluded from this narrative."

Fifth Harmony Release New Self-Titled Album

The wait is over: Fifth Harmony’s self-titled third album is finally here!!

Fifth Harmony represents a new era for the pop foursome. It’s their first album without Camila Cabello, who departed the group in December, and its the sound of a band "really experimenting with a lot of different sounds,” explained Ally Brooke Hernandez ahead of its release (she also described it as a mix of “strong pop melodies” and “dark urban sounds," which you can now hear for yourself).

Taylor Swift Releases New Single "Look What You Made Me Do"

After three teasers, an album cover reveal and countless snake emojis, the wait is finally over: Taylor Swift has officially dropped her new single, "Look What You Made Me Do."

As promised, the singer released her fresh tune promptly at midnight Friday on iTunes (Aug. 25). Unlike previous Swift singles, "Look What You Made Me Do" is fairly dark, both sonically and lyrically. Foreboding synths, eerie piano chords and a skittering beat rub up against old-timey sounds as Swift sings about karma, people who "laugh when they lie" and a list of names that she keeps.

"The world moves on another day, another drama-drama, but not for me, not for me, all I think about is karma," she says in a half-rapped tone, reminiscent of Fergie, at one point. "Maybe I got mine but you'll all get yours."

Demi Lovato Announces New Album 'Tell Me You Love Me'

Wednesday afternoon, Demi Lovato revealed her sixth studio album, titled Tell Me You Love Me, will be released Sept. 29, sharing a taste of the title track and what's presumably the album art in a post on social media. Pre-order for the set goes up at midnight.

A black and white video features Lovato singing in the recording studio as it zooms out from her eyeball to show what appears to be album artwork featuring the pop star making a somewhat pouting face and holding her hayrack with her hands. In it, we hear her powerful voice singing, "Tell me you love me, I need someone on days like this I do/ On days like this/ Oh, can you hear my heart say oh oh oh oh oh."

Taylor Swift Announces New Album 'Reputation'; First Single Coming Today

It's really happening. After the long wait and numerous snake-related teases, Taylor Swift has confirmed her new album, Reputation, is coming Nov. 10. But fans won't have to wait that long to hear new music from the pop queen – the first single drops Thursday (Aug. 24). Swift also revealed the album cover art (shot by Mert & Marcus) for her sixth album via Instagram on Wednesday (Aug. 23).

Echosmith Release New Song "Future Me"

Echosmith have released a new song "Future Me," which can be streamed below.

The track is taken from the band's long-awaited sophomore album, Inside A Dream, that drops September 29 via Warner Bros.

Brand New Release New Album 'Science Fiction'


Brand New have released their fifth album Science Fiction. 

Following a pre-sale which ended up with some fans receiving a mysterious, limited-edition CD featuring one unseparated 61-minute track, the record is now available for digital download. Physical orders will ship in October. It is not yet available on streaming services.

Science Fiction is out via Brand New’s own label Procrastinate! Music Traitors, and is their first release since 2009’s Daisy.

Check out the tracklist and cover art below, and download or order the album here.

ATP! Album Review: Kesha - Rainbow

After the past years of hardship, it’s awesome to see Kesha come roaring back with an amazing album, one that lets you see more of who she is behind the party swagger that defined her previous music. Rainbow is a force to be reckoned with, an album filled with anthems, hymns, and, yes, a song about Godzilla. Kesha is still out- there and fabulous, but she’s showing a new side to herself, too. And what a side it is.

First single, “Praying,” provided a beautiful introduction to this, and is still one of the best and most emotional songs on the album. I still can’t listen to it without getting tears in my eyes. “Finding You” and “Learn To Let Go” keep the emotions high, while “Woman” and “Hymn” are powerful anthems ready to be turned into concert sing- alongs. “Woman” also proves that every song is catchier with an epic horns section.


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