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isaacpg3 -
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After 2018's trap classic Die Lit, Playboi Carti could've played it safe and released a followup album full of sugary trap songs, cashed his check, and called it a day. Instead, he decided to put trap music through the blender. His experimental ambition and risk-taking make this album his most exciting yet, even if some moments fall short of what his fan base expected.

Before this album, Playboi Carti was arguably already pivoting between mainstream pop-trap and experimental hip hop, at least ... read more
isaacpg3 -
80
Trying to get back to some of the 2020 highlights I haven't reviewed yet. This one was excellent, definitely one of the better produced underground albums this year with a crisp mainstream sound. bbymutha is definitely a name to watch, she deserves more critical and mainstream hype than she's gotten although she's incredibly well respected in underground circles. She's a wildly entertaining rapper with a fantastic sense of humor. Her sharp wit is somewhat reminiscient of Open Mike Eagle, ... read more
isaacpg3 -
65
Kid Cudi is a lovable person and an influential artist, but in my opinion he's not a great rapper. Although his first two MOTM installations are widely adored, I find it hard to make it through the projects for a few reasons: too many tracks, poor rapping, poor singing, basic lyricsm and cringey bars, and a theatric quality that just feels forced and overdone. On this project, much of that has been improved. There are still too many tracks, but most are average or above average-- there are only ... read more
isaacpg3 -
85
Taylor Swift has returned with a second gorgeous 2020 addition to her legendary discography. "evermore" simultaneously sounds like a full project of "folklore" afterthoughts and stands on its own as a more personal, intimate songwriting exhibition. There are no grand, emotional statements here like "epiphany," there aren't quite same storytelling devices used on "august" and "betty," and the production is somehow even more minimalist than its ... read more
isaacpg3 -
60
One of the more disappointing releases this year for me personally, especially considering the quality of singles like "Don't Like Me" and "IPHONE." I went into this project expecting Rico's best, and after giving it some time to settle in, I can confidently say that most of this album just doesn't do it for me.

First, I'll start with the positive. The beats on this album take Rico in a totally new direction, and for the most part the ambitious production does not ... read more
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Primarily a fan of hip-hop music from all eras and subgenres, but also a fan of classic rock, psychedelic rock, neo-soul, R&B, pop, and more. I try my best to highlight each album's best lyrical, instrumental, and creative moments. Learning as I go.
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