Twenty One Pilots – Scaled And Icy

Experimental pop-rock titans Twenty One Pilots had made a career of blending together just about every sound under the sun in a way that came across as overblown and almost too experimental for its own good until 2018’s incredible Trench album. A cohesive and heavy prog-rock piece that incorporated aspects of bright pop choruses, synth-funk, … Continue reading Twenty One Pilots – Scaled And Icy

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

Trippie Redd – Pegasus: Neon Shark vs Pegasus Presented By Travis Barker

Continuing the streaming-fueled trend of adding essentially an entire album onto an existing project as the deluxe version, emo-trap star Trippie Redd extends his already overstuffed Pegasus album to a ridiculous 40 songs in length. The difference this time is that the new project is far from more of the same – Redd has completely … Continue reading Trippie Redd – Pegasus: Neon Shark vs Pegasus Presented By Travis Barker

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

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