Lily Allen “22”

On “22”, Lily pierces another cotton candy foundation of cutesy pop with the dark pangs of reality, telling the tale of a woman who, after spending her party-loving twenty-somethings living life without a care in the world, is suddenly slapped across the face with the emptiness of her existence as she edges into age 30. […]

Napoleon “I Love My Baby (but if anyone touches her I’ll kill them)

From it’s opening moments, “I Love My Baby”, from soon-to-explode Swedish exports Napoleon, bursts alive with the vibrant feel-good gusto of old American R&B, a shocking projection given the menacing tone of the title’s parenthetical portion. An upbeat big band playhouse of sound built on soaring horn elements, flickering guitars and some effervescent backing female […]