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"
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"