Every week there are countless album releases worldwide – who should keep track of them? In our “Albums of the Week” video format, ME trainee Emma Wiepking presents you with the week’s most exciting album releases every Friday – whether it’s a masterpiece or a real flop. This gives you a good, quick overview of the most important releases curated by the editors.
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Today we’re reviewing MUNA – the new record by the electro-pop band of the same name -, HOME BEFORE AND AFTER by Regina Spektor, and Soccer Mommy’s new album SOMETIMES, FOREVER.
The first two albums of The female-nonbinary trio MUNA was rather dark electro-pop about exclusion and queer realities of life. Her new record is now an absolute pop album full of hits that spread Avril Lavigne vibes.
On her eighth studio album HOME, BEFORE AND AFTER, it once again becomes clear that nobody else writes songs like Regina Spektor. On the surface, the pieces seem like sweet chamber pop ballads, but the little stories that the Russian musician tells in the songs are unique.
With a few exceptions, Soccer Mommy’s new album SOMETIMES, FOREVER remains mostly soft post-grunge, even in terms of atmosphere. That sounds great, but not really avant-garde. More like an euphoric 90s college rock revival.
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