It’s that time again, let us reflect on all the great albums released this year with our definitive Top 50 Albums of 2019 list; featuring hip-hop megastars, thrash metal crossovers and pop masterclasses.
Five years after her mind-bending, earth-shattering debut, FKA Twigs has brought us MAGDALENE, a sophomore studio album so immersive and shimmering that it could only come from Tahliah Barnett; the world’s most kaleidoscopic popstar.
With All My Heroes Are Cornballs, JPEGMAFIA has created his masterpiece, the next bold step of the Peggy legacy. It is the greatest proof that in a corporately dominated industry, the truest forms of art come from those bold enough to tackle everything themselves, and JPEGMAFIA does exactly that with unrivalled spirit.
This month has seen some of rap’s biggest stars and pop music’s most polarising enigmas drop new albums, as well as some band called Slipknot coming back? Here are August 2019’s Round-Up Reviews for projects from the likes of Young Thug, Kano, Rick Ross, Clairo and, of course, the aforementioned Slipknot.
In this month’s edition of Round-Up Reviews we look at some of the July 2019 releases that I didn’t get around to writing full reviews for. There’s albums from big names here, including Blood Orange, Iggy Azalea, Nas, the Dreamville record label (J. Cole, JID etc) and more!