"Richgang", the title of Birdman's collaboration album, is exactly the kind of album you'd expect. Jam-packed with features ranging from Kendrick Lamar to Chris Brown, there's not much music innovation happening here. Instead of coming together like a coherent project, the album seems like it was mashed together on some teenager's playlist. You've probably heard the song "Tap Out" featuring Wayne, Future, & Nicki Minaj, but this whole album is all spectacle with no real meat. Yes, it's exciting to have lots of features. But the features prove pointless when the chorus of a song lasts longer than the actual verses.
"Stars Dance" is the name of Selena Gomez's newest music effort, and it was a rather pleasant surprise of modern pop. For a girl without much of a vocal range, she definitely knows how to manipulate her voice to bring the best-sounding quality pop to her fans. Highlights include "Come & Get It", "Stars Dance", and my personal favorite: "Birthday". If you have one guilty pleasure album this summer, let it be this one.