Yes, I took 2017 off from reviewing albums, and I will likely not be reviewing much in 2018. That doesn’t mean I am done listening to copious amounts of music. I probably listened to over 100 albums this year, making sure to get into anything that could potentially be big. This made composing this list […]Read more "Top 50 Albums of 2017"
I will be the first to admit while I enjoy watching the charts and do not mind listening to Top 40 radio, I am often dismissive of several popular artists and songs. Rarely does a song crack the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 that I would fully admit to loving, and even when […]Read more "10 Underrated Pop Songs"
It is hard to describe 2016 in just a few words. It is a year that seems to have been branded by death and divisiveness. Between Brexit, Donald Trump, several tragic terrorist attacks, and a long list of celebrity deaths, it is hard to pick one moment that really defined the year. All the feelings […]Read more "Abdow Avenue’s 50 Best Albums of 2016"
Just when you think you are done reviewing albums for the year, Run the Jewels 3 comes out three weeks ahead of its 2017 release date. This instantly made it a surprise contender for my year end list and just an overall amazing Christmas present for me. If you cannot tell, I have loved Run […]Read more "Run the Jewels- Run the Jewels 3 Album Review"
It makes sense that I would end this year’s “catch up” review period. I did have every intention to go into detail on this project back in June when it was released, but life happened and I just never got around to it. Paul Simon is a man that needs little introduction. Simon & Garfunkel […]Read more "Paul Simon- Stranger to Stranger Album Review"
I am going to be honest with you guys. I had no idea who Touché Amoré were until a couple of months ago. I guess that is why I did not even bother to check out this new album when it came out in September. It did get some positive feedback though so I decided […]Read more "Touché Amoré- Stage Four Album Review"
There was a good reason for me not covering Still Brazy back when it came out in June. I did not care too much about YG. It has been so long since I listened to any of My Krazy Life and the fact that DJ Mustard produced the majority of that record made me not […]Read more "YG- Still Brazy Album Review"