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"
Up until a couple months ago I had absolutely no idea who Kaytranada was. After a little bit of research, I found out that this electronic producer has had his name on several projects this year, most notably Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book and Anderson .Paak’s Malibu. This, mixed with solid word of mouth, an […]Read more "Kaytranada- 99.9% Album Review"