Take Care (Drake Medley) – Joseph SoMo

For those of you who have read my posts for a while, you'll know that I thought Drake absolutely killed it with his latest album Take Care. I went through a love affair with each song separately and for the first time really realised the genius of Drake's lyrics. For any fans of that album, this post is an absolute must-read. You will fall in love with what you're about to … [Read more...]

The Year In: Collaborations

Collabs (abbreviations are the only way that this post is going to be written with a trace of coherency before I collapse into my bed surrounded my holiday prep and Hardy) came into their own this year. We've had some inspired pairings and some purely marketed for number 1 status (I'm looking at 2/3 of yours, KP.) Let's take a gander at some of the best:   … [Read more...]

The Can You Hear This Countdown: Album of the Year

Ho, ho, ho. Welcome to the second installment of the Can You Hear This Countdown (we're going to work on a better name for next year but as I am editing this at 2:00 am that's what you're getting- Merry Christmas.) We're moving on from single of the year to album of the year now. Since I started writing for Can You Hear This, I've noticed how much more I listen to albums as a … [Read more...]

10 Things I Love About Pop: Week 7

Do you remember when I promised a review of Talk That Talk earlier this week? Well, do you remember when I promised a review of 4 earlier this summer? The point is, I can be forgetful. So to strike while the pop-iron is hot, I've decided to dedicate this week's column to the two hottest things in pop music at the moment. That's five highlights from Rihanna's new album, and … [Read more...]

10 Things I Love About Pop: Week 6

Last week was pretty dramatic for me, and pop music. And the WORLD.  So let's take a more peaceful gander through the world of pop music this week. No apocalyptic visions, just ear-friendly beats. It was a Rihanna-centric week which is good news for anyone who's a fan of the Good Girl Gone Debauched, bad for anyone who still has Umber-ella-ella-ella ringing through their brain. … [Read more...]