Midyear Top 50 songs

I made a Spotify playlist of my favourite 50 songs of the year so far, check it out below! It arranged it backwards, the final song on the playlist is really #1 https://open.spotify.com/user/22c72yrohsaragcu6c43zj6fa/playlist/6eHlQUVLgD6eW6xSAdjtIX?si=jBqt4mt2ShiaofiQndS0IA  

Panic! at the Disco – Pray For The Wicked

Veteran pop-rock “band” Panic! at the Disco, down to its final member in multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Brendon Urie, releases its second studio album as a solo act which greatly improves on predecessor “Death of a Bachelor”. Fresh from a stint on Broadway, Urie elevates his usual flair for the dramatic here and delivers some impressively … Continue reading Panic! at the Disco – Pray For The Wicked

Kids See Ghosts – Kids See Ghosts

Now that I've finally caught back up to the present with these reviews, I'll be returning to the original, longer format and hopefully returning to a consistent release schedule starting next week. Jorja Smith review coming shortly, then back to Tuesday/Thursday or something similar. I'm also going to be back on Instagram, follow me at bensbeatmusic! Here are … Continue reading Kids See Ghosts – Kids See Ghosts

Rapid Fire Reviews (Shawn Mendes, Father John Misty, Kanye West)

Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes releases his third self-titled studio album at the age of only 19, expanding his musical influences to explore genres past his trends of safe, acoustic pop balladry. Working with a high-profile set of collaborators, Mendes delivers a solid set of pop tracks that splits about half and half with … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (Shawn Mendes, Father John Misty, Kanye West)

Rapid Fire Reviews (James Bay, BTS, Pusha T)

James Bay - Electric Light James Bay completely revamps his image on sophomore album Electric Light, linking up with Adele producer Paul Epworth to take his music in a much poppier direction, while still maintaining the soulful, almost gospel-influenced delivery that lent itself well to his stirring rock ballads. The transition isn’t always seamless, the album … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (James Bay, BTS, Pusha T)

Rapid Fire Reviews (Rae Sremmurd, Charlie Puth, Playboi Carti)

Rae Sremmurd - SR3MM/Swaecation/Jxmtro Brotherly hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd embrace their inner OutKast on the third in their Sremmlife album series, branching out and turning into a sprawling triple disc edition that allows a full album for each member to shine individually. Rae Sremmurd’s youthful, jubilant cloud-rap sound is often a joy to listen to, … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (Rae Sremmurd, Charlie Puth, Playboi Carti)