BensBeat Top 25 Albums of 2021

Finally, here are the best full-length projects this year had to offer. As the album format continues to valiantly fight onwards against a seemingly impending demise, many of the most innovative artists used the form to tell striking stories from front to back, flip the structure upside down, or simply load it up with the … Continue reading BensBeat Top 25 Albums of 2021

James Blake – Friends That Break Your Heart

One of the music industry’s most sought-after collaborators, both James Blake’s touching and heartfelt folksy ballads and his tendency for experimentation and daringly jumping across genre lines to blend his malleable style with some of today’s biggest innovators have been drawing in more and more fans as his career progresses. Now on his fifth studio … Continue reading James Blake – Friends That Break Your Heart

Kehlani – It Was Good Until It Wasn’t

Now a prominent force in the world of contemporary R&B, Kehlani’s sophomore studio effort continues to highlight quite a few aspects of her truly unfortunately drama-filled personal life that continuously makes its way onto headlines with her technically skilled and expressive vocal delivery. Taking a 3-year break after her outstanding debut SweetSexySavage, save for last … Continue reading Kehlani – It Was Good Until It Wasn’t

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)