Tyler, the Creator – Flower Boy

Former Odd Future member and horrorcore shock rapper Tyler, the Creator's fourth studio album Flower Boy certainly made a splash upon arrival. In the wake of the lukewarm reception to his previous project, 2015's Cherry Bomb, Flower Boy sees Tyler's first attempt to show a different side of himself, contrasting the boisterous and offensive persona he has presented in … Continue reading Tyler, the Creator – Flower Boy

Oh Wonder – Ultralife

Alt-pop duo Oh Wonder's second studio album follows their self-titled debut released just under two year ago. Ultralife sees the duo draw perhaps even closer comparisons to their most obvious musical contemporaries, fellow London indie-pop duo The xx. Ultralife is full of spacey and stripped-back pop tracks with a reliance and strong focus upon their lyrics. The … Continue reading Oh Wonder – Ultralife

Jay-Z – 4:44

Decade-spanning rap superstar and one of the most successful musicians in history both critically and commercially, Jay-Z, releases his thirteenth studio album 4:44 as a response of sorts to wife Beyonce's recent juggernaut Lemonade. After the fears that Jay-Z was losing his edge sprung forth after the uneven and disappointing Magna Carta Holy Grail 4 years ago, as the … Continue reading Jay-Z – 4:44

Calvin Harris – Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1

Versatile DJ and frequent hitmaker Calvin Harris’ 5th studio album is a reinvention of sorts. While he has frequently incorporated some aspects of funk and hip-hop into his music in the past, he has never attempted to make this much of a fully-focused and cohesive project. Harris abandons the formulaic dance drops here, instead turning … Continue reading Calvin Harris – Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1