With her second album in six months, Ariana Grande demonstrates the work ethic required to be the biggest music star on earth, but her efforts feel can laboured and lacking in innovation. It’s a fresh take on modern pop music and certainly something enjoyable and interesting; but it just fails to hit the heights of Sweetener. Continue reading “Ariana Grande – thank u, next: Album Review”
On his third studio album Some Rap Songs, Earl Sweatshirt once again shows us all how massive his sleeves are. He manages to wear his deepest, darkest emotional trauma, his most avant-garde influences and his full personality on them; creating a rap album that could well pioneer a new wave of conscious experimental hip-hop.
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50 years ago Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr brought out their self titled White Album. Half a century is a mighty long time, but when an album as advanced and progressive as this comes along; time is flagged as nothing but a social construct. The Beatles created a soundscape that will live in infamy, paving the way for progression in the industry with a 30 song, 90 minute monster of an album that is rightfully regarded as one of the greatest ever. The White Album is troubled art, it’s less Picasso and more Jackson Pollock; less Mona Lisa and more Composition VII. Continue reading “The Beatles – The Beatles (The White Album): Classic Review”
Imagine Dragons are back with some more surface level music that tries to shock your system with expensive production, when in reality the content is about as imaginative and thought-provoking as dressing as a cat for Halloween. This certainly ain’t it chief. Continue reading “Imagine Dragons – Origins: Album Review”
Metro Boomin returns with authority and confirms to us all that he is the king of trap banger beats; boasting a collection of hits with some huge names on his new album NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES. While it’ll never be a conceptual masterpiece, it is a glowing example of Metro’s status as the gold standard producer in hip-hop; if you’re after red-hot anthems, then look no further.