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Jun 2, 2019
95
Supposedly, after one of Drake's producers and Adele's vocal coach met at a Bat Mitzvah, "Emotional Oranges" was birthed. "The Juice Vol. 1" works as an impressive entrance into the crowded RnB scene. What's most intriguing, though, is how they entertain tender mystery (the members' identities are not known and only rumored) as well as confidence in their cuts. The sum of it results in nothing short of sexy. The chemistry between the two seems entirely sensual- but for the ... read more
Apr 21, 2019
70
Yola's full length debut plays into both sonic and emotional conventions of americana and motown soul, calling back to the mid 60's era that was so intertwined with each respective genre. What's most interesting, however, is not the mixed genre's sound; rather, it's the placement of it, as the arrangement feeds a classy pop tone to the listener. Produced by Dan Auerbach, he restrains himself from stealing the show, as the production begs for the songs to be driven by Yola's heavy vocalism. ... read more
Apr 20, 2019
90
Icelandic songwriter Júníus Meyvant's newest project is undeniably cultural and stylistic, but it also remains accessible. Despite the joyful tuning, Meyvant's strength comes from putting drops of hurt into each and every one of his songs. It's an ode to traditional world music, all the while providing appreciation to future musicians. It sounds very Dan Auerbachian through and through- which is a good thing; It plays into the message of the album of staying close to the familiar ... read more
Apr 20, 2019*
90
David Gray pushes for a blended genre in his latest: folk-tronica with influences of RnB, even. Perhaps his delivery may be more nuanced than his previous work, as his storytelling is at times slow. Regardless, it is just as ambitious. The soulful drum loops alongside the folky melodies result in a vibrant sound. Despite the ambition behind it, "Gold in a Brass Age" seems like a safe album for Gray, yet still very intricate. Maybe it's just that behind the album's quality: his ... read more
Apr 19, 2019*
NR
Bibio's latest is a statement on the growing disconnect with our culture and our nature; a cry for the charm of the past. It's soothing, all the while entirely prudent. His judgement is hidden under eclectic production. It just has to be dug up. Sound wise, it's contrarily inviting which allows for the words to be gorgeously woven within lo-fi folk. Nature comes alive with this one, friends.
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