Basia Bulat – Good Advice
Good Advice is the fourth album to be released by Canadian singer-songwriter Basia Bulat. The album showcases the amazing vocal talent that Bulat has without going over the top in regards to production — it sounds like it is somewhere between a live and studio recording.
It does not sound like your average singer-songwriter album, as the majority of the songs are pop-tinged — but this is not a fault. If anything, it adds to Good Advice being an exceptional album. By still staying true to the ethos of the singer-songwriter genre, it stands out as a mix between traditional singer-songwriter and pop.
Highlights from the album include: “La La Lie,” “Infamous,” and “The Garden”
Foxes – All I Need
All I Need is Foxes’ second album. It follows up on the success of “Clarity” — Zedd’s Grammy-winning song on which she was the featured singer — and her debut album Glorious.
This is definitely a modern pop album. The focus of the album is Foxes’ vocal ability, but at points it becomes overshadowed by the synth heavy backing tracks. That being said, it is highly danceable, and could be fun to sing in the car, but if you are looking for something to just chill out and read a book to, I might skip this one.
Highlights include: “Cruel” and “Scar”
Majid Jordan – Majid Jordan
This is Majid Jordan’s first full-length album. The group — composed of members Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman — are building on the success that they have had by being producers and being featured on Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home.”
Aside from the Drake feature on “My Love,” there is nothing exceptionally notable about the album. It is beautifully produced, and every song is very clean-sounding, but lyrically there is room to grow. I wouldn’t count Majid Jordan out just yet, though. They have potential, but don’t listen to this album expecting a fully-developed sound.
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