Favorite track: Tootsie's
Nuclear waste: Real Talk, No Mop
His age shows throughout the album, sometimes in the form of the dated pop-rap attempt AUTOBOTO, and mostly in the form of minimal, stripped-back songs with a story to tell that almost give me the same feeling I get from singer-songwriter music. You don't hear rap songs like MS. MURAL every day, and with PRECIOUS THINGS and KIOSK on the same album, that song is far from a sole highlight.
It's refreshing to see Lupe ... read more
Giveon's debut is riddled with missteps like "Make You Mine" that sounds like an alternate universe Trey Songz cut or the Sam Smith interpolation on "For Tonight". ... read more
Couldn't get into that first track but everything else is somewhere between good and unreal.
I'm taking it as my sign to start listening to Asian Glow's solo work.
Song of the Year contender: Clockwork Around The Ache
Favorite tracks: Center, Jet
I literally skimmed through some of the tracks and I still caught some terrible bars in them. Not even one track has aged well.
Tolerable: Talkin' 2 Myself