The annual Mercury Prize has come around again, with a professional panel of musical judges; which this year includes Stormzy and Jorja Smith, selecting the winner. Twelve nominees have been selected for the award of Best album released by a British or Irish artist over the past 12 months, but who are we backing to win? Continue reading “The 2019 Mercury Prize: Our Thoughts and Predictions”
On his new album, a collaborative effort with some of the most intriguing names in modern hip-hop and pop music, Ed Sheeran flops. Really, really hard. It sounds like he has held each of these featured artists at gun point and forced them to record a verse or hook for him. It’s a real shame because this could have been great; a daring crossover between Ed’s acoustic catchy pop flavours and the rich sounds of grime and rap. We were instead given a dumpster fire with next to no redeeming features. Yikes. Continue reading “Ed Sheeran – No.6 Collaborations Project: Album Review”
We’re halfway through 2019, so it’s time to look back at some of the best singles to be released so far this year! We’ve got pop bangers, emotional slow jams and hip-hop masterstrokes for you. Continue reading “Top 20 Singles of 2019… So Far”
2019 has been a stellar musical year thus far, seeing rising stars embark on instant classic debut albums, seasoned veterans return to a heroes welcome and innovative minds delving into even weirder avenues of experimentation. In a half-year where music from Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Tyler The Creator and even the Jonas Brothers has come out; what has made the cut for our list of the best albums so far this year?
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In 11 tracks and 51 minutes, Dave has not just shattered the glass ceiling surrounding the UK rap scene, he has soared to prophet level. Stylised as a therapy session, Psychodrama is as raw and honest as albums come; serving as a beacon of guidance for anyone struggling within a wide spectrum of difficult and traumatising topics. When artists like Dave come around we need to cherish him, this truly is one of the most essential releases this country has seen in a long time; Psychodrama is the UK rap album of a generation. Continue reading “Dave – Psychodrama: Album Review”