monstagigz readers have been voting throughout December for their favourite pop, theatre, TV, film and podcasts of 2021 from our shortlists. Read on for details of our 2021 monstas winners …Read More
It’s been quite the year, it’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2021? Over the next month we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 15 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2021.
- Read on for the nominees for the monsta for Best TV/Film Actress of 2021 2020 winner: Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You), 2019: Glenda Jackson (Elizabeth Is Missing), 2018: Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born), 2017: Elisabeth Moss (A Handmaid’s Tale), 2016: Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), 2015: Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)
It’s been quite the year, it’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2020? Over the next month we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 14 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2020.
- Read on for the nominees for the monsta for Album of 2020. 2019 winner: Sucker Punch by Sigrid, 2018: Wild, Wild Wonderland by Saara Aalto, 2017: Melodrama by Lorde, 2016: Joanne by Lady Gaga, 2015: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful by Florence and the Machine
We awarded 14 monstas for the best pop, theatre, TV and film of 2019 in December – and here we look at the cream of 2020 so far and what’s to come. Florence and The Machine’s How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, Lady Gaga’s Joanne, Lorde’s Melodrama, Saara Aalto’s Wild, Wild Wonderland and Sigrid’s Sucker Punch are previous winners in this category.
- Read on for our top 5 best albums of 2020 so far and our hopes for the next three months
WORTH A LOOK?: ****1/2
TRACKLIST: Chromatica I; Alice; Stupid Love; Rain On Me; Free Woman; Fun Tonight; Chromatica II; 911; Plastic Doll; Sour Candy; Enigma; Replay; Chromatica III; Sine From Above; 1000 Doves; Babylon
Madonna will be fuming at our Mother Monster (or the ‘monsta’ from ‘monstagigz’) as final track Babylon draws on Madge’s hit Vogue and with it Gaga crowns a triumphant and euphoric return to pop’s dancefloor.
- Read on for reasons including where Gaga is due to play in London next
- Lady Gaga’s Chromatica album
This blog was named in part after ‘Mother monster’ and album number six features single Stupid Love and Ariana Grande duet Rain On Me. Chromatica‘s release was postponed from April and is now due to be unleashed 29/5. Tickets for her Chromatica Ball at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in north London are still onsale for July although it looks likely to be postponed.
- Read on for reasons including Will Ferrell Eurovision film, Bertie Carvel festival, Old Vic podcast and Lena Philipsson album
WORTH A LOOK?: ****
Lockdown might mean there’s a great deal of life people are missing out on but dealing with it by declaring ‘bring it on’ through gritted teeth might be the best way to sum up the sentiment here.
- Read on for reasons including everything we know about Gaga’s Chromatica LP out soon
- Dua Lipa releases Future Nostalgia LP
Lipa makes the leap from theatres to arenas with the release of this second LP out 3/4/20 although it was actually brought forward a week after it leaked. Her May gigs at London’s O2 have been rescheduled. Tickets The album is very well named as the 11-song collection weaves 80s hooks into radio-friendly dance floor classics. The sound of a coronavirus-beating summer perhaps? Current single Physical is available to watch below.
- Read on for reasons including Lady Gaga, Rumer, Jennifer Saunders, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Alphabeat
It’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2018? Over the next month we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 14 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2018.
- Read on for nominees for the monsta for Song of the year. 2017 winner: New Rules by Dua Lipa