Joey_White

Joey_White

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Best of 2021

Bicep - Isles
Bicep
Isles
80
Jan 22

Recent Ratings

Prince - Come
Prince
Come
80
Mar 28
Prince - Batman
Prince
Batman
70
Mar 28

Recent Reviews

Joey_White -
85
The famed, infamous and legendary project that was traded out for "Lovesexy" last minute, the sexual frustration and bizarre, dark, jarring synth-funk found on "The Black Album" is nothing short of brilliant. Though distorted vocals, fragmented raps, thick horn loops and rich baselines, Prince produces some of his most frantic music to date, combining the off-beat party rock with organic funk and syth-infused swing. It isn't quite as realised as "Lovesexy", but ... read more
Joey_White -
80
Committing to R&B (almost) entirely, "Come" remains an overlooked project by Prince. While simply a collection of tracks from the era, these tracks are incredibly smooth, sexually charged and silky; in a sense, it serves as a companion peice to "Dirty Mind" - from teenage lust to mature sexual expression. Sonically, Prince employs spacious swing and tight jams alongside dance tropes and a layer of murky darkness to differentiate himself from the conventional sounds of ... read more
Joey_White -
85
"The Love Symbol" is such a powerful and passionate record, taking the sonic ideas explored on "Dimonds And Pearls" to new heights. Pushing for grandeur and indulgence, Prince and The New Power Generation hone their abilities at writing dark, groovy R&B, soul and hip-hop, this time with more of an emphasis on rock fusion and larger production. "The Love Symbol" is a varied and bombastic album that includes so many great tracks, it's foolish not to consider this ... read more
Joey_White -
80
Prince and his latest group, The New Power Generation, create a record filled with smooth R&B and hip-hop hybrids, applying their fantastic instrumental abilities to a batch of sexy, jazz-enfused hits that make for one of the artist's most accessible records. "Dimonds And Pearls" shows Prince embracing the ideas of the mainstream (such as the newly-popular rap) and twisting them into his own, with an emphasis on horns, guitar parts and modest synth components that make this record ... read more
Joey_White -
75
Yet another soundtrack, unfortunately, "Graffiti Bridge" finds itself slightly too ambitious, leading to a bloated tracklist of ups and downs. However, these highs are undoubtedly some of Prince's highest, and most of these lows are pleasant at least (and come from collaborative artists, not the man himself). Despite some kinks, it's really difficult not to have a great time with this record; Prince packs perfect music alongside some disappointing tracks for, yet again, a very solid ... read more

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Jan 22, 2021
Hello, I love your album reviews.
My new EP, a very short one has just released. Will be grateful if you listen and review it. I need honest review, it could be harsh but I want to know what people thinks and how can I improve. There's is some Hindi Lyrics (very few) but the 90% of the album is English. Attaching the AOTY and Spotify link. Will be grateful forever if you respond. 🙏🙏

AOTY▶️ https://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/325405-bodhisattya-pal-astronomers-dilemma.php

SPOTIFY▶️ https://open.spotify.com/album/0DMLqhpaQ44jPQGOAkTEoF?si=vz1cnEAARuq_hRNLkxRkKA

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90-99
 
24

80-89
 
30

70-79
 
21

60-69
 
10

50-59
 
5

40-49
 
3

30-39
 

20-29
 

10-19
 

0-9
 

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