Rapid Fire Reviews (Tinashe, J. Cole, Bishop Briggs)

Tinashe - Joyride Joyride is a project that frequently underrated R&B artist Tinashe has been promoting since 2015, delayed multiple times as it was apparently held back by label deman 2016’s Nightride album was a catchy, ethereal teaser, but it may have ended up being better than the final product. The label intervention is evident … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (Tinashe, J. Cole, Bishop Briggs)

Rapid Fire Reviews (Cardi B, Kali Uchis, Pentatonix)

Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy 2017’s breakout star Cardi B finally releases her debut studio album, and while it certainly isn’t anything groundbreaking, she delivers 13 very solid tracks loaded with the hilarious personality we’ve come to love, a bevy of great guest spots and some surprisingly impressive technical skill. Invasion of Privacy is just … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (Cardi B, Kali Uchis, Pentatonix)

Rapid Fire Reviews (The Weeknd, Kacey Musgraves, Hayley Kiyoko)

The Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy, Canadian pop/R&B superstar The Weeknd releases a 6-song EP a year and a half after the successes of Starboy that sees him return to a sound that many fans have been missing. My Dear Melancholy, is much darker than we’ve heard him get in a while. While it’s difficult … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (The Weeknd, Kacey Musgraves, Hayley Kiyoko)

Rapid Fire Reviews (The Decemberists, Jack White, Diplo)

The Decemberists - I'll Be Your Girl The Decemberists return with a delightfully melodic and cynical take on the state of the world, taking a much more electronic path than their previous works and relying more on synths. The band named New Order as a major influence for the project and it definitely shows. While the … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (The Decemberists, Jack White, Diplo)

Rapid Fire Reviews (Logic, Lil Yachty, XXXTENTACION)

Logic - Bobby Tarantino II The newly minted king of woke rap enters another instalment into his less formal series of mixtapes after breaking through to the public in a major way with his latest album Everybody. While Logic does show both a hilarious level of self-awareness at how annoying his preachiness can be and … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (Logic, Lil Yachty, XXXTENTACION)

Rapid Fire Reviews (Vance Joy, Tory Lanez, Tech N9ne)

Vance Joy - Nation of Two Indie-pop singer-songwriter Vance Joy returns with his second studio album, almost 4 years after the runaway success that was “Riptide”, a song which was run into the ground to a rather annoying degree for this reviewer personally. Joy’s sentimental songwriting and catchy falsetto melodies are back on this project, and … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (Vance Joy, Tory Lanez, Tech N9ne)