In 2017, Australian psychedelic prog-rock band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard added the award for ‘hardest working band in the world’ to their ‘best band name’ award by releasing FIVE studio albums. The most impressive part about this was that they all contained different themes, concepts and sounds; something bands struggle to do over the course of decades let alone 12 months. But what’s the best of the five? Well, in celebration of their latest album Fishing For Fishies, I’ve decided to rank their 2017 efforts here. Continue reading “Ranking King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s 2017 Albums”
Just under five months after the release of his last album Oxnard, Anderson .Paak returns to his crooning best with a soulful trip into the roots of jazz and funk music. Oxnard was his rap coming-of-age, but Ventura is where Anderson feels most at home, releasing slick and seductive neo-soul from the heart with an extra dose of finger snapping. Continue reading “Anderson .Paak – Ventura: Album Review”
Episode three of our Greatest of all Time series, in which we break down the musical influence and career of true living legends, is dedicated to iconic singer, rapper, producer extraordinaire Pharrell Williams. He is a 12 time Grammy Winner, a one time Academy Award winner and all round phenomenon of the industry. In this post we will look at his solo work as well as his work with The Neptunes, N*E*R*D and his endless production credits. Continue reading “The Greatest Of All Time Episode 3: Pharrell Williams”
After several delays, several Mob projects, and several years, A$AP Rocky Finally dropped his third studio album. ‘TESTING’ was a fitting name according to Flacko, who claimed that he was testing new sounds on the album unlike anything he’d released before. But for the years of anticipation, a large portion of Rocky’s audience were left flat. Nearly a year on from the album, is it fair to say that it is criminally underrated? Continue reading “Was ‘TESTING’ Criminally Underrated?”
In recent years Brockhampton have become a rap phenomenon. The entire group seem to thrive off creativity and an ability to do things their own way, without tradition. With that being said it should come as no shock that the groups founder, Kevin Absract, has went back to his solo roots and is seemingly releasing a series of mini EP’s; the first of which is ARIZONA baby, released on the 11th of April.