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”
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?
Continue reading “Top 20 Albums of 2019… So Far”
Little Simz has always been an immensely talented MC on the cusp of something special. Well, she’s finally shattered the glass ceiling here; crafting together a true coming-of-age album that feels as triumphant as it does emotive. The UK rap scene has been on the up for a few years now, but they better make room at the round table for a new face, a new hero to join hip-hop royalty; and her name is Simbi Ajikawo.
Continue reading “Little Simz – GREY Area: Album Review”