I have been putting this review off for months now. It has nothing to do about my feelings about the album, instead I was just unsure how to even talk about an album like this. It came down to my lack of understanding about how to actually create music. While I feel like I have […]Read more "The Avalanches- Wildflower Album Review"
As much as I try to review as many “smaller” releases as I can, many end up getting lost in the shuffle, which is a shame because I like getting turned onto new things. It also did not help that I for the most part I took the summer off due to a full-time job […]Read more "Mitski- Puberty 2 Album Review"
The genre of indie rock, especially with bands that produce their music on a shoestring budget, has been something I have always remained on the outskirts of truly loving. My problem with these smaller artists usually comes with the fact I rarely feel they have much to prove. There are so many bands that seem […]Read more "Car Seat Headrest- Teens of Denial Album Review"
Right when we thought that all the music had been released this year, J. Cole surprised us by announcing his follow-up to 2014 Forest Hills Drive. That record was probably my favorite in Cole’s discography and I am glad it did as well as it did. I also enjoyed the two singles that were released […]Read more "J. Cole- 4 Your Eyez Only Album Review"
In a year where it seemed like good hip-hop could not break into the mainstream, the XXL Freshmen list decided to include Miami rapper Denzel Curry. Most people probably know Curry from Vine since “Ultimate” has become somewhat a meme, but for those who are familiar with his work know he is definitely one of […]Read more "Denzel Curry- Imperial Album Review"
I remember when I was first getting into hip-hop, one of the first artists I got into was Childish Gambino. As someone who was more familiar with Gambino, or Donald Glover, for his stand-up comedy, I was shocked by just how talented he was as a rapper. While flawed, Camp is still a fun listen […]Read more "Childish Gambino- “Awaken, My Love!” Album Review"
Last year I gave credit to the Grammys for making some efforts to become a more legitimate awards show. It gave me hope that this year would see some more nominations for music that would have previously not gotten attention. While the nominations were not a total disappointment, I am feeling less than enthused about […]Read more "2017 Grammy Nominations Reaction"