BensBeat Top 25 Albums of 2018

Here are the absolute best of the best full bodies of work in the chaotic year that was 2018. Happy new year! Honourable Mentions: 21 Savage - I Am > I Was The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships Camila Cabello - Camila The Carters - EVERYTHING IS LOVE Hayley Kiyoko - Expectations The … Continue reading BensBeat Top 25 Albums of 2018

BensBeat Top 50 Songs of 2018

Music in 2018 can be mostly defined by the continued rise in prominence of hip-hop, taking over from rock as the most listened to genre for the first time. As both a rather limitless, rule-free form creatively and a way to express protest, almost every genre drew elements from hip-hop this year. We also got … Continue reading BensBeat Top 50 Songs of 2018

Rapid Fire Reviews (The 1975, Meek Mill, Rita Ora)

The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships British pop-rock band The 1975’s third studio album is easily their most experimental and ambitious, diverting from the typical straightforward guitar-driven anthems to a diverse and discordant array of genres with central themes of attacking the political landscape and our dedication to social media and technology. … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (The 1975, Meek Mill, Rita Ora)

Rapid Fire Reviews (Anderson .Paak, 6ix9ine, Mariah Carey)

Anderson .Paak - Oxnard Anderson .Paak’s highly anticipated third studio album Oxnard, executive produced by Dr. Dre himself, sees the James Brown-esque rising funk star continue to exude charisma and mic presence like no other, even if his style is a little less immediately unique and personal. Dre spins the album more towards his own … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (Anderson .Paak, 6ix9ine, Mariah Carey)

Rapid Fire Reviews (Takeoff, Imagine Dragons, Muse)

Takeoff - The Last Rocket The second of three solo albums from the members of ultra-popular rap trio Migos, Takeoff’s project is thankfully shorter than most of the rap odysseys his label drops all too often and is easily more enjoyable than the preceding album from Quavo. Takeoff is perhaps the Migo with the most … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (Takeoff, Imagine Dragons, Muse)