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Articles By: Samantha Blackwood

Hi, I’m a Canadian human with an undying love for live music and the works of dead writers. I write music reviews, book reviews, random literature related musings, short fiction, and more.
Jhené Aiko: Trip

Jhené Aiko: Trip

Jhené Aiko Trip (Def Jam Recordings) Jhené Aiko’s Trip opens with “LSD,” concisely setting the tone for this extremely personal R&B album tinged […]

The National: Sleep Well Beast

The National: Sleep Well Beast

The National Sleep Well Beast (4AD) Their first album since 2013’s masterful Trouble Will Find Me, The National’s Sleep Well Beast starts off strong […]

Daniel Caesar: Freudian

Daniel Caesar: Freudian

Daniel Caesar Freudian (Golden Child Recordings) Toronto singer/songwriter Daniel Caesar’s Freudian starts off with the catchy, but soft single, “Get You” (featuring Kali Uchis). […]

Sizzla: I’m Yours

Sizzla: I’m Yours

Sizzla I’m Yours (FX Music Group) Every reggae fan is familiar with the prolific Sizzla. I’m Yours is his third album this year alone […]

Aminé: Good for You

Aminé: Good for You

Aminé Good for You (Universal Records) “Veggies” is a strong, unexpected, and string heavy intro. The track features Ty Dolla $ign, and […]

Lana Del Rey: Lust for Life

Lana Del Rey: Lust for Life

Lana Del Rey Lust for Life (Interscope Records) Lana Del Rey’s highly anticipated Lust for Life starts off strong with two back-to-back […]

Daley: The Spectrum

Daley: The Spectrum

Daley The Spectrum (BMG/ The End Records) The Spectrum begins with the appropriately titled “Introlude.” Simple synths and layered vocals crescendo to […]

Washed Out: Mister Mellow

Washed Out: Mister Mellow

Washed Out Mister Mellow Stones Throw Records Singer/ songwriter/ producer Ernest Greene (better known as Washed Out) really lives up to his […]

Beach House: B-Sides and Rarities

Beach House: B-Sides and Rarities

Beach House B-Sides and Rarities (Sub Pop) Beach House’s B-Sides and Rarities is a compilation album full of gentle atmospheric tunes, and […]

Mac DeMarco: This Old Dog

Mac DeMarco: This Old Dog

Mac DeMarco This Old Dog (Captured Tracks) Mac DeMarco’s This Old Dog is off to a chill start. The introductory track, “My […]

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