iann dior – I’m Gone

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

Run The Jewels – RTJ4

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

Twenty One Pilots – Trench

Uncategorizable alternative duo Twenty One Pilots release their fifth studio album, and first after becoming household names with 2015’s uneven but hugely successful Blurryface. While I’ve often struggled with the duo’s consistency in the past, as they seemingly mashed disparate styles together for no reason other than the fact that they could, Trench sees them … Continue reading Twenty One Pilots – Trench

Brockhampton – iridescence

Hip-hop/R&B supergroup (or “boyband”, according to leader Kevin Abstract) Brockhampton, fresh off the success of their Saturation Trilogy last year, have had one of the most meteoric rises in popularity in recent memory. Formed through interactions on a Kanye West fan forum, the group certainly emulates his flair for the experimental, blending together abrasive, complex … Continue reading Brockhampton – iridescence

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)

Tyler, the Creator – Flower Boy

Former Odd Future member and horrorcore shock rapper Tyler, the Creator's fourth studio album Flower Boy certainly made a splash upon arrival. In the wake of the lukewarm reception to his previous project, 2015's Cherry Bomb, Flower Boy sees Tyler's first attempt to show a different side of himself, contrasting the boisterous and offensive persona he has presented in … Continue reading Tyler, the Creator – Flower Boy

A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service

Visionary rap group A Tribe Called Quest reconvene to release their first album in 18 years, and the timing could not have been any better. The messages that their brand of politically charged rap is laced with ring especially true in the wake of the US Presidential Election and the toxic divisiveness of opinion that … Continue reading A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service