Feb 22, 2019
62
In all honesty, Offset is really talking on this project. This puts him indisputably at the front of the talent crop when it comes to the Migos.

I'm so impressed that there is, for the most part, an effort to address serious issues that have personally affected Offset and there's a tonality in his voice that brings out a sense of realness that I don't get from the artificiality of Quavo.

Also, there are actual bars in here. Like Offset is actually rapping, and not just stumbling along in a ... read more
Feb 22, 2019
33
This sounds like a song they would include in a God's Not Dead soundtrack, and that is one thousand percent not a compliment. Post 2010 Pink is just not really that good honestly. She's lost any grit and takes herself way too incredibly serious, as if every single she comes out with is the most important thing to grace the pop world.

What this boils down to is a basically written song with an overbearing anthem instrumental for a song that is not intended to be an anthem, unless I'm missing ... read more
Feb 22, 2019
85
After listening to this, I honestly don't know if I'm okay. I sat at my desk for about twenty minutes with my head buried in my hands, while the album repeated on my Echo. The lyrics on this thing are bar none the best of the year, sorry Sharon van Etten, and every single one strikes at both the heart and the tear ducts with swift and efficient jabs. Yet, you somehow don't know if the tears are joyful or sorrowful.

One of the biggest compliments that I can give this album, that rarely leaves ... read more
Feb 22, 2019
69
This is a John that falls somewhere between Paradise Valley John and Heavier Things John, and I'm honestly all here for it. The lyrics can come off as a little bit contrived and corny, but they are more introspective and there is a greater sense of meaning there than a good amount of The Search For Everything, even though I prefer that project to this.

The instrumental breaks, regardless of how good a guitarist John is, go on for way too long, especially considering there are three of them ... read more
Feb 22, 2019
76
Kehlani is somebody that is rather hit or miss for me. You Should Be Here was a hit, SweetSexySavage was a miss and, as it seems true to form, While We Wait is another hit. Starting off an album with a song like Footsteps should be illegal, as it definitely slides into my top 5 favourite songs of the year and brings the legend Musiq Soulchild back into the fold of things.

The first half of this tape is exquisite, as every song tackles a different aspect of relationships in an organic and ... read more
Feb 22, 2019
21
So, uh, this is definitely bad. Every single beat on this thing that isn't produced by Diablo is incredibly grating and annoying, with no complexity that some of the self-titled tracks did. Pump goes even more over the top than his previous release, and he goes from bordering a meme and a serious rapper to being a complete fucking joke with lyrics that are so stupid that you can't even laugh at them.

And listen, I know that Pump is self-aware, which comes across on this project, but just ... read more
Feb 22, 2019
89
I think that it is officially time to throw Freddie Gibbs' name into the conversation of Best Rapper Living. Everything about this is just so technically proficient. The way that Freddie makes efficient work of the beat with the flow and leaves absolutely no dead space, other than to let the beat change, is magnetizing to the listener.

There is so much amazing content and important topics that he brings up over two very distinct beats that emphasize the lyrics of the respective sections, yet ... read more
Feb 21, 2019
78
This, in my opinion, is a little bit in a bump in the road from Whack World. That being said, it is definitely a welcome to Tierra's discography. Rarely do I hear a voice and beat that go as well together as the counterparts do on this song. The way that she effortlessly flows between more groovy vocals and natural flowing, all while maintaining the same seriousness about the subject of the track, seems to be a Whack special and definitely shows here.

That being said, I believe that there is ... read more
Feb 21, 2019
95
WARNING: IF YOU ARE TO READ ANY OF MY REVIEWS SO FAR, THIS WOULD BE THE ONE TO READ

Hello ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Thursday: The Day of Classics. From now on, to spice up my feed a little bit, I will be taking a look at some of the albums that contributed to not only the musician I am today, but more importantly the person. And first up on this list, although I could really choose any of their albums, is Why Should the Fire Die? by Nickel Creek.

I found out about Nickel Creek in ... read more
Feb 15, 2019
21
Alas, dear reader, you have no reason to read my review, or any for that matter. Why is that the case? Well, you buffoon, the review is the title itself!
Feb 15, 2019
65
So, here's the thing. Pete is someone that I consider an acquaintance. We met last year at Mo Pop during one of the later sets and we talked for a while, and he's a super dope guy. He also told me if he didn't at least like his new project, he'd be pissed.

Needless to say, I do genuiney like this album. The lyrics border on the mid upper tier of depth when it comes to the bedroom pop genre, with some coming off as actually interesting pieces. Pete's voice is very aesthetically and sonically ... read more
Feb 15, 2019
2
We stan the best power couple of 2019! Sisters snapped and my wig was incinerated!
Feb 15, 2019
50
One of those very rare songs that one finds that is exactly neutral. There isn't necessarily anything bad about it, but nothing even remotely stands out as good, either.

John's voice is fine, the lyrics are average and clichéd, the beat is fine for the song, but nothing actually draws interest.

A perfectly mediocre, and somewhat enjoyable, track.
Feb 15, 2019
30
I honestly cannot stress how much confusion I feel every time I think about Bebe Rexha becoming part of the mainstream pop scene, and this song exemplifies my questioning. She just doesn't provide anything and her voice has an incredibly odd tone and throatiness that's decently off-putting on this track.

I think that there is a semblance of self awareness there, but the hypocrisy of the lyrics prevents that from me fully believing in that idea. There's also not that much emoting being done ... read more
Feb 15, 2019
51
Bruno fits into the slow jam vibe perfectly, as we all know he can, and I was honestly really impressed with Cardi's singing ability really took me by surprise, as she sounds really good. However, the verses just simply don't match up with the vibe of the rest of the lyrics and the instrumental.

This is the type of song that I want to hear a more sensual type of vibe on, not Cardi B calling an unspecified other's pussy trash. It just completely disrupts any momentum Bruno develops.

I really ... read more
Feb 15, 2019
31
I just really didn't like this album at all, and maybe that's due to my lack of affinity with Avril, but i really don't think it is. There is just such a blatant tonal inconsistency on this project, even more so than thank u, next. This album views itself as so incredibly self important, when the lyrics never dive deeper than slightly below the surface.

Also, the messages that Avril sends on multiple tracks conflict with each other.. and I don't know how she's going to put down Barbies... on a ... read more
Feb 15, 2019
86
I pride myself on being coherent and a pretty decent reviewer, but I feel like this is an acceptable exception.

NEW FUCKING REX BOYOS LET'S FUCKING GO OH MY GOD IT'S SO GOOD AND THIS IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE WHEN YOU GET THAT NEW FRESH BATCH OF COKE, HUH? I DON'T DO DRUGS, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE REX IS THE CLOSEST I'M EVER GOING TO GET.

I love Rex, I love this song, I love the direction he's heading, it's amazing
Feb 15, 2019
62
So, this is my 100th review on the site, and I'd figure I would do a special type of review for every one hundred interval. That being said, this will be longer, and, although including thoughts about the song, will also include a history of my relationship as the listener with the artist. Okay? Cool!

I found blackbear when he was a folk pop singer named Mat Musto in 2011. He automatically caught my attention because he had this emo sounding aspect to him which was unusual for me at the time. ... read more
Feb 15, 2019
86
Lizzo is officially one of my favorite artists. We're not gonna act like this isn't one of the most soulful and, as much as I hate this word, relatable songs that has been released in the past couple of years. And only Lizzo could have done it, because she balances that line so well in everything she does. She manages to add her own personal spice to whatever genre she tackles.

It's just crazy. She fits in perfectly in a big band setting, like it's what she has been doing her whole life. Her ... read more
Feb 15, 2019
65
My mom has always loved Sara Bareilles, so I have always had somewhat of a soft spot when it comes to her music. That being said, I can definitely say that this is a pretty enjoyable track. Although the message is decently heavy-handed, her emotion sells the lyrics at a pretty decent rate.

Her vocals are good for the most part, except for a higher note towards the end that didn't come off as very flattering to me, honestly. The instrumentation is perfectly complimentary, matching the tenacity ... read more
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