Jul 7, 2020
InnanetThug -
40
Posthumous releases in hip hop continue to be mostly underwhelming, and painfully transparent as a cash grab after a popular artist’s untimely death. While the latter doesn’t necessarily apply to this record, the former certainly does in my opinion. A lot of this record sounds like a conscious effort to throw something at the wall until it sticks, and unfortunately the track list on this effort is bloated and most of the song structures are extremely predictable and boring. There ... read more
Jun 17, 2020
InnanetThug -
80
I really enjoy this not as a project created in the Nine Inch Nails vein, but more as a standalone piece even with it’s sister project as a statement to the band and really Trent Reznor’s amazing approach to evolving as a musician and composer. Really cool collection of ethereal and foreboding ambient compositions.
May 31, 2020
InnanetThug -
60
I already gave my opinion on this album last year, as a kind of bloated mess of an album that had some great ideas and a lot of potential that was ultimately weighed down by some of the less fleshed out or more disorganized tracks on it. I remember originally walking away thinking this album really sounded exactly how it was portrayed, a collection of archived tracks from the last 5 years of Steven Ellison’s studio collaborations.

However, even though the deluxe version is just the same ... read more
May 31, 2020
InnanetThug -
10
This album says "Country" on the genre label, but apparently that actually roughly translates to: generic Pop and Electronic tracks with surface level country influence corroborated by Country/Pop/Rock or Southern artist features up and down the tracklist.

The fuck is this, man?
May 14, 2020
InnanetThug -
90
Wow.
One of the first truly outstanding records I’ve heard this year. Ka is not a marquis name in the mainstreams but he’s certainly recognized as one of the best emcees in the underground hip hop scene. Most of Ka’s records revolve around sample-heavy backing instrumentals that usually don’t rely heavily on percussion, the soft grooves and dusty loops compliment Ka’s dry, yet razor sharp delivery. This album is no different in those departments, yet something ... read more
May 1, 2020
InnanetThug -
40
Yeah, there is no innovation or progress here, I didn’t expect any and I don’t think anyone else did. On Apple Music the little caption box says this record is "the most of-the-moment Drake has ever sounded", which roughly translates to: this is the most by-the-numbers Drake has ever sounded, and that speaks volumes. This project is super formulaic but you didn’t need me to tell you that if you listened to it.

I feel like Drake just puts "demos" or ... read more
Mar 25, 2020
InnanetThug -
NR
Flower Boy is more than just the musical representation of a car ride, it’s Tyler, The Creator’s most introspective and substantive work to date.

Tyler, The Creator is a polarizing and inherently intriguing figure in modern music. It turns out he’s also one of the most talented. I’ve been a long time fan of Tyler, but he’s never been someone I would’ve pegged for a deep person. Up until his rapid transformation into a masterful and technically impressive ... read more
Mar 25, 2020
InnanetThug -
92
Rodeo is still what I believe to be Travis Scott’s most consistent and unique record.

In a trap landscape that breeds monotony, Travis Scott’s major label debut lends an original psychedelic take on hip hop’s most popular mainstream sub genre, and introduces the seminal moment of Travis’ young and promising career. Bolstered by excellent production and brilliant vocal performances with perfectly employed features. One of the modern music world’s first ... read more
Mar 23, 2020
InnanetThug -
64
Ok the Vaporwave remix of Heartless do be slappin doe.

5 extra credit points for that.
Mar 23, 2020
InnanetThug -
NR
Hell yes. This album BANGS. Harsh industrial techno beats driven by distorted bass and ticking hi hats that creates a nonstop, raucous, and frenetic energy that refuses to be ignored. Think: being fired out of the barrel of a gun straight into some kind of Windows 95 Blue Screen themed rave...
I don’t fucking know. I like it though.
Mar 23, 2020*
InnanetThug -
88
I don’t really have too much to say other than I thought this album was really delightful, and I enjoyed pretty much every minute of it. I have never listened to a Caribou record before this but I’d been hearing good things, and I love indietronica type music so I gave this a shot and I’m so glad that I did.

Dan Snaith (Caribou) does a wonderful job of blending folk and dream pop elements with extravagant electronic dance and house landscapes. The combination of contemporary ... read more
Mar 23, 2020
InnanetThug -
NR
Arguably the best record of the 2010’s in my opinion.
Mar 22, 2020
InnanetThug -
40
I always want to believe that Donald Glover is doing something unique and possibly revolutionary whenever I am able to witness or hear something that has this wonderful creative's hands in it.
No one can deny that Donald has arguably been one of the best, or at least most versatile figures in pop culture this generation. However, I don't feel that Mr. Glover has come through with anything quite so fantastic this time around. A lot of times this album can become disorienting, and I don't mean ... read more
Mar 22, 2020
InnanetThug -
52
Quickie:
Pretty easy casual listen. However, it's easy to get lost in, not in the best of ways. Because this album feels super generic at times it's easy to forget that it's even going on in the background. When I start daydreaming and thinking of other things while completely forgetting about the fact that I'm trying to get immersed with whatever it is I'm listening to it's not the greatest of signs. A few bops, I was never transfixed with anything on this album though, pretty bland pop record ... read more
Mar 21, 2020
InnanetThug -
59
I've heard mostly nothing but great things so far about Abel Tesfaye a.k.a The Weeknd's newest record 'After Hours'. I was anticipating this record quite a bit since I enjoyed both of the singles Abel dropped in promotion for it, and since I've been disappointed for the most part with his previous work. I delved into the record earlier today and I'm hear to give some seemingly unpopular thoughts here.

One of the leading arguments I've seen and heard so far about this record is that this ... read more
Mar 13, 2020*
InnanetThug -
30
I feel like Uzi isn’t really trying that hard, so I won’t try with this review. EA is better by itself, and even then it’s mediocre at best. Uzi isn’t doing anything new, and he went to the Goodwill for most of these melodies. The beats are boring, the hooks and lyrics are played out. Watches, bitches, Patek on my wristes. There’s a couple bangers but there’s going to be if you just throw shit at the wall until it sticks. 14 tracks, most of which have nothing ... read more
Mar 13, 2020*
InnanetThug -
62
JAY ELECTRONICA IS FINALLY HERE.
Did the album live up to expectations? Depends on who you ask I suppose. Personally, I think the album is satisfactory but definitely flawed.

I did not expect Jay Electronica and Jay-Z to push the boundaries of mainstream lyrical rap, and they kind of didn’t. We’ve seen artists like Earl Sweatshirt do this before, but this album is far more surface level than 2018’s Some Rap Songs. It’s the production that caught me off guard here, some ... read more
Mar 10, 2020
InnanetThug -
77
I listened to this album right when it came out and have listened to it on and off since. I never posted my thoughts on it here, but I might as well, better late than never. I’ll try to keep it relatively compact.

Much more realized than it’s predecessor 'Swimming', Mac Miller’s final posthumous album "Circles" is perhaps the most cohesive and well-executed of Mac’s career which was cut tragically short when he died of an overdose in September of 2018. Jon ... read more
Mar 10, 2020*
InnanetThug -
84
"West of Eden" is a spectacular adventure that rarely drowns in its influences. An outstanding and bold statement that is filled with nihilistic (albeit a common and usually annoying trope amongst their contemporaries in this genre) and hilarious wit pertaining to the social climate of the era that portrays both the synthetic and theatric. There are few moments where I feel this record is slogging, yet a couple of those moments are some of the longest on the album. Nonetheless, I hope ... read more
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