Swedish electropop band Little Dragon is now on their fifth studio album in the wake of critical acclaim and numerous well-received features. Yukimi Nagano's unique voice and the eclectic, 80s-channeling synths from the rest of the band have appeared on albums by such artists as Flume, Mac Miller and Kaytranada recently, and as these appearances … Continue reading Little Dragon – Season High
Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, a mere two years after the release of one of the most critically acclaimed albums of all time in To Pimp A Butterfly, releases yet another dense and conceptual collections of songs backed up by his outstanding technical skills and lyricism. DAMN. is Lamar at his most straightforward yet, abandoning the poetic and … Continue reading Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
Folk-rock singer-songwriter Josh Tillman releases his third studio album under the Father John Misty moniker, abandoning the deeply emotional love songs which characterized his critically acclaimed 2015 album I Love You, Honeybear. Instead, he turns to crushingly depressing and frequently hilarious social and political satire. Pure Comedy is an incredibly dense album, extending to nearly an hour … Continue reading Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
EDM production duo The Chainsmokers, biggest success story of 2016, release their debut album by request of their fans. Previously against the idea of selling albums, perhaps smartly given the success of their singles, Memories...Do Not Open represents the first collection of songs for the duo, containing only the more recent hits "Paris" and "Something Just … Continue reading The Chainsmokers – Memories … Do Not Open
19 year old Florida rapper Kodak Black releases his debut full-length studio album surprisingly quickly after the meteoric success of single "Tunnel Vision", considering the fact he is in prison more often than not. While graduating past his mixtape days and working with some larger names in the industry has improved the overall production value … Continue reading Kodak Black – Painting Pictures
Prolific rapper Freddie Gibbs makes a return to the music industry after dealing with a truly unfortunate situation. Gibbs jumped into the public consciousness after the widespread critical acclaim of Pinata, his 2014 collaboration with experimental producer Madlib. The rapper has been removed from the public eye recently due to being falsely accused of sexual assault, … Continue reading Freddie Gibbs – You Only Live 2wice
R&B artist Trey Songz is now on his seventh studio album and a few years removed from his last big hit, though still maintaining an impressive level of relevance throughout his lengthy career. On this self-titled effort, he continues to deliver sensual soul anthems largely driven by his technically impressive voice, which carries the project … Continue reading Trey Songz – Tremaine The Album
Australian pop artist Betty Who releases her sophomore studio album, and continues the long line of fledgling female pop singers experimenting with alternative sounds to great success. Now achieving a string of number 1 hits on the US Dance Charts, beginning with a cover of Donna Lewis' 1996 one hit wonder "I Love You Always … Continue reading Betty Who – The Valley