Lil Uzi Vert – Eternal Atake

Leave it to someone like Lil Uzi Vert to simultaneously release their album 2 years late and 1 week early. Release date shenanigans aside, the long-anticipated Eternal Atake has finally arrived along with the promise of a project that’s a bit more conceptual from a rapper who has been rather one-note in the past, coasting … Continue reading Lil Uzi Vert – Eternal Atake

gnash – we

Officially back for the new year - this should hopefully be the first of three new posts this week. Genreless artist gnash finally puts together a debut studio album after dropping a flurry of singles over the past couple of years – some of which made it onto this project, alongside the now-ancient smash hit … Continue reading gnash – we

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

Rapid Fire Reviews (James Bay, BTS, Pusha T)

James Bay - Electric Light James Bay completely revamps his image on sophomore album Electric Light, linking up with Adele producer Paul Epworth to take his music in a much poppier direction, while still maintaining the soulful, almost gospel-influenced delivery that lent itself well to his stirring rock ballads. The transition isn’t always seamless, the album … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (James Bay, BTS, Pusha T)

Rapid Fire Reviews (Post Malone, Janelle Monae, Leon Bridges)

Post Malone - Beerbongs & Bentleys Breakout artist of the year Post Malone plays it safe on his first album since exploding into the mainstream, offering over an hour of the same admittedly very addictive and fun formula that made “Rockstar" one of the year’s biggest hits. Malone is a master at making the kind of … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (Post Malone, Janelle Monae, Leon Bridges)

Rapid Fire Reviews (The Decemberists, Jack White, Diplo)

The Decemberists - I'll Be Your Girl The Decemberists return with a delightfully melodic and cynical take on the state of the world, taking a much more electronic path than their previous works and relying more on synths. The band named New Order as a major influence for the project and it definitely shows. While the … Continue reading Rapid Fire Reviews (The Decemberists, Jack White, Diplo)