drake is a rapper that i always found to be very interesting, that being for his 1. boring songs with occasional bangers or 2. genuinely mediocre lyrics. however, with this new collection of songs, drake doesn't go with his usual ambient hip-hop; instead, he goes house.
the beats sound like they were made in garageband, and by singing instead of rapping, drake doesn't help either. "currents", one of the standout ... read more
Kendrick Lamar’s major-label albums play out like Spike Lee films in miniature. In both artists’ worlds, the stakes are unbearably high, the characters’ motives are unclear, and morality is knotty, but there is a central force you can feel steering every moment. The "Good and Bad Hair" musical routine from Lee’s 1988 feature School Daze depicted black women grappling with colorism and exclusionary ... read more
This album grew a lot on me. Looking back at it, it remains as one of the most powerful statements in experimental pop music's history. Charli XCX is never afraid of experimenting with noisy, loud sounds while keeping her music extremely accessible.
Opener track "Next Level Charli" sets the standard for pretty much everything on the record: the performances, the production, the lyrical content, etc. That being said, it's one of my favorites in the project, ... read more
This song is a genuine masterpiece. It's baffling how a group of people actually went on a studio and recorded this. But more surprising, how it's a song I can listen at any given time for free. This is not entertainment; this is art.
Nothing in this song makes sense, and Soulja Boy being the feature doesn't help either. The beat is one of the most effortless beats you could ... read more