Album reviews: Justin Bieber, Tune-Yards, Loney Dear

A teen idol, an art-pop auteur and a Swedish experimentalist are all reviewed this week

28th March, 2021
Album reviews: Justin Bieber, Tune-Yards, Loney Dear
Justin Bieber: pleasant but hollow

Justin Bieber

Justice (RBMG/Def Jam Recordings)

Just in case you are under any misapprehension, the album title isn’t a socio-political flag from the 27-year-old Canadian pop star, but rather a self-absorbed nod to his growing maturity. It’s an immediate mixed message that is further confused by the poorly judged inclusion of speech interludes from Martin Luther King. Midtempo pop music with a mostly spiritual twist soon arrives via a sequence...

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