I have been away camping for the past week without Wi-Fi, so I will be catching up on last week's reviews all throughout the next week and will try to get up as many as possible. Reviews on the way for Nas, The Killers, Katy Perry and Internet Money!
A musical prodigy and the disciple of both Quincy Jones and Herbie Hancock, multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier has made a lasting impression on many musicians due to his unparalleled technical skill and understanding of music theory. The third installment in his Djesse series comes loaded with quite a few interesting guests, but not even they can … Continue reading Jacob Collier – Djesse Vol. 3
On the eve of K-pop sensation BTS dropping their first sure-to-be-massive English single, here we have yet another example of the internet making popular music an increasingly global affair. Nigerian artist Burna Boy is one of the most popular musicians in Africa, and has since become known across the world for his blend of Afrobeats … Continue reading Burna Boy – Twice As Tall
17-year-old Memphis rapper – and recently announced member of the 2020 XXL Freshman Class – NLE Choppa has been gaining attention after sending hit after hit to the Billboard charts through an engaging blend of raspy and rambunctious bars and a serviceable singing voice. His debut album comes after a couple of high-profile mixtapes, and … Continue reading NLE Choppa – Top Shotta
UK psychedelic pop-rock band Glass Animals have been steadily growing their profile with each subsequent release, even after needing to shrink back from the public eye for a while after a devastating car crash involving their drummer. It seems as though the band have reached the point in their careers where they offer a bit … Continue reading Glass Animals – Dreamland
Legendary vocalist Brandy has returned with her first studio album in eight years, and has given interviews detailing her goal to approach this one as if it was her last. Featuring much more personal themes of self-discovery, mental health, and thoughts on motherhood, anyone who has been missing Brandy’s spellbindingly technical vocal acrobatics will not … Continue reading Brandy – B7
After sparking a huge amount of buzz with his 2018 EP, Don’t Forget About Me Demos, genre-hopping upstart Dominic Fike has finally released his debut album, continuing to blend the worlds of rock, pop and hip-hop on a project that … essentially still sounds like demos. Fike’s frenetic sound is certainly something admirable in theory, … Continue reading Dominic Fike – What Could Possibly Go Wrong
It’s always difficult to believe rappers when they announce their retirement, but after a series of streams featuring Logic speaking candidly to his fans, this album might genuinely be his last. For a while, at least. A sequel of sorts to his excellent debut album Under Pressure, No Pressure is apparently the end of the … Continue reading Logic – No Pressure