Best of 2021

slowthai - TYRON
slowthai
TYRON
80
Feb 12
Xiu Xiu - Oh No
Xiu Xiu
Oh No
80
Apr 6

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DCCXX -
25
I'm really in the minority here but there was hardly anything on this album that stood out to me. Music I love the most encapsulates emotion, with forefront melodies really grabbing at the notion of why and how we feel as humans. Fetch the Bolt Cutters feels like the antithesis of this, and eschews any strong emotion in lieu of cacophany, quirk and humour. While I can admire when these elements are scattered throughout a project, 50 minutes of this doesn't feel warranted, and thus its lyrical ... read more

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DCCXX -
20
Isaiah Rashad's presence in the rap game for me is a confusing one. Now on his third album, the relatively elusive rapper is said to have dried up the funds generated from 2016's The Sun's Tirade, and completely stopped recording for an extensive amount of time. Now, five years later, and it seems that the need to acquire some additional income, propelled by the relative hype surrounding any new TDE release, and Isaiah is back behind the microphone. Having never really listened to his previous ... read more
DCCXX -
50
At this point in his career, despite his many pitfalls, these days it's hard to hate on Logic. While not everyone, including myself, vibes with his music, recently it's been made more clear that he is more than his hit-and-miss discography and shaky reputation initially pigeonholes him. Like with No Pressure before it, Bobby Tarantino III displays a uniquely vulnerable side for Logic, and despite numerous musical missteps once again, at least here it does come across way more genuine when shone ... read more
DCCXX -
40
I have no idea why, but I just really struggled to write this review. I'm not 100% happy with this, but at least it's better than nothing.

While Nicolas Jaar's incredibly proliferous run last year set the bar for compositional output, sadly the quality often didn't meet the quantity. However, the announcement of a followup to 2013's Psychic, which saw Jaar team up with multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington, was an exciting premise. The sleek, confident soundplay that Nico's Against All Logic ... read more
DCCXX -
25
Despite the obviously rushed and scrambled release surrounding the posthumous Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, Pop Smoke's legacy had all but been cemented into a fairly decent set of tracks reflective of an up-and-coming star losing his life well before his prime. That's why I don't think I was alone in my confusion when a second Pop Smoke album was announced. Yes, this dude was on the cusp of his career, but how much decent material can you have lying around on hard-drives when your ... read more
DCCXX -
20
I've never been a fan of KSI's YouTube content, but at this stage I think it's fair to say I definitely enjoy it more than his music. The directionless Dissimulation last year felt unsure of itself, straddling a blurry line somewhere between UK hip-hop and US pop rap. As its title may suggest, All Over the Place is little more than a second helping of its predecessor, complete with weak attempts at genre-hopping, completely phoned-in guest features, and uninspired instrumentals. From the ... read more

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