That time of year is coming again. Every summer XXL drop a new list of freshmen rappers who are considered the future stars of the industry. Sometimes they hit it out of the park and other times they’ve flopped miserably (Check the 2015 list for reference). Here’s an early prediction of this years list, and for the record, YNW Melly and Sheck Wes have been left off of this list with their current troubles with the law. If they were to be cleared for whatever reason, they would’ve both made this list. Continue reading “Predicting the 2019 XXL Freshmen”
In 2008 I was a care free 11 year old just starting to find his own musical niche, back then my influences came in the form of my parents who were big on the indie rock scene of the time (as was the case for most back then). Being able to reflect back now demonstrates just how great a year 2008 was for innovative, groundbreaking music; so these are my top ten albums of a star-studded year.
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LCD Soundsystem, the now legendary electronic post-punk project of James Murphy, has become one of the most sought-after and well respected names in 21st century music. His brand of eclectic synthesised production and witty, unapologetic lyrics has granted him cult hero status ever since the LCD inception in 2002. Pretty much everything he has ever done is acclaimed to the moon and back, so picking his best songs is far from easy; but what did we go for? Continue reading “Top 30 LCD Soundsystem Songs”
Thom Yorke. Radiohead frontman, multi-instrumentalist, film score wizard, general bonafide British rock legend. He is the man coined with defeating Britpop and inspiring a new generation of uncertainty but finding strength in the form of artistic panache. He is without doubt a perfect fit for our next instalment of The Greatest of All Time. Continue reading “The Greatest of All Time: Episode 2 – Thom Yorke”
Bring Me The Horizon’s rise to stardom has been a tricky one, with no other rock band in music’s forefront right now having a path quite like theirs. The Sheffield outfit have a history of metalcore and extremely aggressive music, but have since experimented more and with growing popularity have gone down more of a softer sounding rock. They’re now six albums deep into their varied discography, but what are their best songs? Continue reading “Top 20 Bring Me The Horizon Songs”