I have started working somewhere with irregular shifts so once again the upload schedule will change. There won't be any specified days anymore, but there will still be two reviews each week. Stay tuned for reviews this Thursday and Friday, and thanks again for reading!
After label disputes with Kanye West and his GOOD Music crew that led to the release of an 8-track album in line with his series of brief “Wyoming Sessions” projects, Teyana Taylor has returned with nearly 80 minutes of music. Titled simply The Album, as it is meant to reflect her original vision, Taylor recruits … Continue reading Teyana Taylor – The Album
Passionate veteran R&B vocalist, former GOOD Music signee and EGOT winner John Legend is now seven studio albums and nearly two decades deep and still doing numbers. After taking a bit of a darker turn than usual on 2016’s inconsistent Darkness and Light, which examined some of the more distressing and negative thoughts associated with … Continue reading John Legend – Bigger Love
After the tragic passing of so many of its most influential artists, the boom of pop-punk influenced emo-trap seemed like it might have been a short-lived yet undeniably powerful wave. People like 21-year-old rapper iann dior are still carrying the torch. I’m Gone is a brief 9-track project that sees dior putting his own experimental … Continue reading iann dior – I’m Gone
Sisterly duo Chloe x Halle have been steadily developing into a powerful force in the world of R&B ever since they were discovered online as teens by Queen Bey herself. On their sophomore studio effort, the majority of which is impressively written, produced and engineered by the sisters themselves, their maturity and artistry as they … Continue reading Chloe x Halle – Ungodly Hour
Soulful UK singer-songwriter Bruno Major’s sophomore effort is here after continuing to expand his fanbase exponentially with his old-school sound. To Let A Good Thing Die is a brief ten tracks of passionate, lovelorn vocal delivery and lyricism over an intentionally fuzzy and stripped back vintage sound palate. It often makes Major sound like he’s … Continue reading Bruno Major – To Let A Good Thing Die
Run the Jewels’ last album dropped mere weeks after Donald Trump’s election victory. Now, the provocative rap duo returns once again at a time when the world needs a soundtrack to a revolution more than ever. Recognizing this and releasing RTJ4 for free a couple of days early, the incendiary political commentary and spellbinding technical skill … Continue reading Run The Jewels – RTJ4
My scheduling has changed, for this week only I'll be posting on Wednesday and Saturday and from then on it'll be moving to Sunday and Wednesday. That's right, you're getting a review on the 10th, 13th and 14th before the new schedule kicks in. See you soon for a rundown of RTJ4!
There was once a time when it seemed like Lil Yachty was one of the most exciting and disruptive up-and-coming forces in hip-hop music, his endearingly haphazard approach destined to become a highly influential movement. Passed over by a couple of his contemporaries and other subgenres rising to the top, Yachty has seemed a little … Continue reading Lil Yachty – Lil Boat 3
After taking a couple diversions from her status as a world-dominating pop star that included a stripped-back country-pop project, a couple albums of duets with a legendary jazz singer, and becoming an Oscar-nominated actress, Lady Gaga’s first album in four years is her much-anticipated return to the kind of extravagant and electronic dance-pop that characterized … Continue reading Lady Gaga – Chromatica