Recent Reviews

Mar 6, 2020
72
Even though Lil Uzi Vert hasn't dropped a project in the past few years he still finds a way to make an album by the numbers.

Production on Eternal Atake is spacey and EDM-inspired as usual but there's been an increase in complexity. Songs like Bigger Than Life and Celebration Station have extra elements sprinkled on them that other Uzi album's simply didn't. Background vocals combined with small trinkets and baubles on each song show that Eternal Atake is a super polished work.

Eternal ... read more
Mar 3, 2020
73
Pressing play turns on Clairmont's CRT TV. He flips through the channels, slides in a VHS tape and is met with a whir. The hum of the CRT and a droning synth marks the beginning of the journey. 'Hold' gives you the first taste Do You Drive?.

Almost every song begins or ends like this. Do You Drive? has a firm grip on the past and future at the same time. While that whirring VCR bears a mark of Clairmont the Second's past, vaporwave marks a specific type of genre-bending that's only possible ... read more
Mar 3, 2020
39
Never trust a rapper who says they're retiring. Nav never really liked Reckless so it wasn't a surprise to see him drop another project in less than a year. Bad Habits was Nav's chance to rectify a false start that was his debut but his sophomore effort fails to get out of the lyrical blocks. Nav claims to be "the first brown boy to get it poppin'," yet he doesn't mention much beyond that in his tracks.

'Tap' (the best song on the jawn) features Meek Mill switching flows halfway ... read more
Mar 3, 2020
77
It's summer, summer, summertime, time to sit back and unwind. Finally, a chance to chill on the beach, watch the sunset and start that summer fling. Summer and love go together like cereal and milk; great on their own but together they're an all-time combo.

Carly Rae Jepsen, Canadian pop princess, singer of that one song you loved then hated but now love again, has dropped her fourth studio album, Dedicated, the soundtrack to your summer fling.

Both Tyler, The Creator and Carly Rae Jepsen ... read more
Mar 3, 2020
61
Killy's Surrender Your Soul was closer to a big room house album that most realize. Filled with twinkling pianos, spectral slow rises and 808 laden drops, SYS was riddled with melodic trap bangers. Light Path 8 abandons that formula for a sci-fi aesthetic, but it reveals Killy's underdeveloped pen game.

Killy once said that the reason he doesn't have many features on his projects is because he can do any style. Well that may be true, he hasn’t proven he can do them well. Up until this ... read more
No messages to display
About
Music Critic at CJRU.ca |
New site, new style |
You know the vibes |
Around the Web
Rating Distribution
100
 

90-99
 
5

80-89
 
3

70-79
 
4

60-69
 
3

50-59
 
1

40-49
 

30-39
 
3

20-29
 

10-19
 

0-9
 

Become a Donor
Donor badge, no ads + more benefits.
Hide Ads
Album Discussion
The Weeknd - After Hours
Member since August 5, 2019
Hide Ads

March Playlist
Forums