BROCKHAMPTON – ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE

Prolific experimental hip-hop collective BROCKHAMPTON are back after their longest break yet – just over a year and a half. With a membership of thirteen, including vocalists, producers, designers and art directors, there’s always bound to be tragedy striking a couple of them, and ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE is certainly no exception. Of course, … Continue reading BROCKHAMPTON – ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE

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

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 (Justin Timberlake, Black Panther, Rich Brian)

I've been pretty busy lately with midterms and the Olympics but a couple of these rapid fire posts should get things back on track! Justin Timberlake - Man of the Woods Timberlake’s fifth studio album and his first in five years follows one of the best pop albums of the decade with a confusing amalgamation … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (Justin Timberlake, Black Panther, Rich Brian)