REVIEW: Why Cairokee’s Latest Offering Needs to Be on Your Playlist

REVIEW: Why Cairokee’s Latest Offering Needs to Be on Your Playlist

by Abdulhameed Afifi

  Cairokee strikes back with a new hit album, No2ta Beeda (which basically translates to A Drop of Positivity), this summer and it is, in my opinion, flawless. The album doesn’t stick to one genre as it experiments with new territories, but still maintains to keep those traditional rock tunes that Cairokee have always made […]

For the Record: What We Loved and Hated About Rihanna’s ‘Anti’

For the Record: What We Loved and Hated About Rihanna’s ‘Anti’

    Hated: The long wait and Tidal exclusive release   Three years is a short time for any artist… except Rihanna. We’ve gotten used to yearly releases, with plenty of singles in between, but it’s been over three years since her last album, 2012’s Unapologetic. And Anti has been released exclusively on Tidal for […]

LISTEN: Mashrou’ Leila’s New Album Is Worth the Two-Year Wait

LISTEN: Mashrou’ Leila’s New Album Is Worth the Two-Year Wait

By Rym Jalil

Forget about Adele, it’s Mashrou’ Leila o’clock! Mashrou’ Leila never fails to astonish us with their provocative lyrics, tackling sexual, political and social taboos. Last Saturday night’s concert by Mashrou’ Leila in London was stunning, they played and sang their newest album Ibn El Leil after making their fans linger for two years. The Lebanese Indie […]

For the Record: All About The Weeknd’s ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’

For the Record: All About The Weeknd’s ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’

  It may have leaked online a few days early, but The Weeknd‘s new album Beauty Behind the Madness was finally officially released last weekend. The album is his second, and the follow-up to 2013’s Kiss Land, which was a critical success if not a mainstream one. But BBTM already promises to be both, yielding […]

Why Pink Floyd’s ‘The Endless River’ Is Exactly What Fans Needed To Hear

Why Pink Floyd’s ‘The Endless River’ Is Exactly What Fans Needed To Hear

In some ways, Pink Floyd’s The Endless River is exactly what most Floyd fans needed to hear after so long: an album to both reminisce and find closure. After all, it all sounds very familiar, from the barely there intro and slow fillers to the piano ballads and synths that echo much of their past […]

Unheard Michael Jackson Album to be Released in May

Unheard Michael Jackson Album to be Released in May

Sony Epic Records has announced its release of a new Michael Jackson album Xscape. The 8-track album will include four decades of unheard material and is due for worldwide release on May 13th. Epic Records Executive Producer, L.A Reid, who created the album and had the final say on which songs to include, released a […]

Cairokee Turns Left

Cairokee Turns Left

Fans have been waiting since last September for Cairokee to launch their new album, which was finally released Friday. Featuring collaborations with Souad Massi and the late “people’s poet” Ahmed Fouad Negm, the new album was unleashed on the public in perhaps the biggest way possible these days – with a guest spot on Bassem […]

For the Record: Beyoncé Drops Surprise Album

For the Record: Beyoncé Drops Surprise Album

With no prior announcement, Beyoncé released a new self-titled “visual” album comprised of 14 tracks and 17 videos. The album sold 80,000 copies in three hours, temporarily crashed iTunes and, according to Mashable, was mentioned on Twitter 1.2 million times in just 12 hours after its release. “I didn’t want to release my music the […]