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Katy Perry, December 4, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Katy Perry, December 4, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Katy Perry’s concert was spectacle on the grandest of scales played out on an enormous, ever-changing stage. And the music wasn’t bad, either.

Tomi Malm – Walkin’ on Air (2017)

Tomi Malm – Walkin’ on Air (2017)

‘Walkin’ on Air’ is a terrific showcase for Tomi Malm’s soulful AOR songwriting, West Coast-level production and a creme de la creme of players.

Sia – Everyday Is Christmas (2017)

Sia – Everyday Is Christmas (2017)

In its best moments, ‘Everyday Is Christmas’ challenges the notion of what a holiday album should be. Sia just needed more of them.

China Crisis, “You Did Cut Me [Live]: from Flaunt the Imperfection (2017, reissue): One Track Mind

China Crisis, “You Did Cut Me [Live]: from Flaunt the Imperfection (2017, reissue): One Track Mind

Part of the joy attached to the new reissue of China Crisis’ 1985 album ‘Flaunt the Imperfection’ is the inclusion of so much bonus material.

Anna Nalick – At Now (2017)

Anna Nalick – At Now (2017)

Anna Nalick’s vulnerable, touching ‘At Now’ breaks down the barriers to human emotion, telling her story through song.

Maroon 5 – Red Pill Blues (2017)

Maroon 5 – Red Pill Blues (2017)

You can’t help but wonder how great this would have been if Maroon 5 more consistently rose above the easy expectations of their fans and these times.

Beck – Colors (2017)

Beck – Colors (2017)

In typical fashion, the follow up to 2014’s somber ‘Morning Phase’ is perhaps Beck’s most upbeat and funky album to date.

Pink – Beautiful Trauma (2017)

Pink – Beautiful Trauma (2017)

As usual, Pink doesn’t shy away from the spotlight, controversy and speaking her mind. The issue here is how these songs are presented.

Rachel Platten – Waves (2017)

Rachel Platten – Waves (2017)

‘Waves’ arrives on the heels of Rachel Platten’s success with 2015’s “Fight Song,” an anthem of empowerment and strength.

A-ha – MTV Unplugged: Summer Solstice (2017)

A-ha – MTV Unplugged: Summer Solstice (2017)

‘MTV Unplugged: Summer Solstice’ features a beautifully reworked version of A-ha’s breakout hit “Take on Me,” but there’s much more to recommend here.

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