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Apr 18, 2018
80
On her first major label project, Cardi B’s personality shines through full force. Whilst Invasion of Privacy is every bit as slick and well-produced as most major label pop-rap albums, Cardi shows herself to be much more versatile than many of her peers. She raps and sings her way through themes of love, heartbreak, and, of course, her come up with surprising dynamism and emotional depth. Meanwhile, her rhymes actually hold up under scrutiny. In the end, this is an incredibly fun, ... read more
Apr 17, 2018
90
With Care for Me, Saba makes the evolution from a promising artist to a genuinely great one. While his music certainly has a similar vibe to other Chicago-based artists in his circle, such as Noname and Jamila Woods, on this project he has successfully come into his own. His conversational tone pulls you in as he weaves memories and feelings into his rhymes through both his words and inflection. In addition, his world-building and storytelling on tracks such as "Smile" and ... read more
Apr 17, 2018
35
Boarding House Reach is easily the worst project that Jack White has ever been a part of. The whole thing is just a jumbled, mismatched mess. Nearly every time that White tries his hand at another genre, whether it be funk on "Corporation" or rap on the truly reprehensible "Ice Station Zebra," he fails miserably. However, even more upsetting than his failures in experimentation is his failure to simply write a great garage rock song (something he has been doing for over two ... read more
Apr 16, 2018
10
This is a very bad album. Half the songs sound like the vocals and ad-libs were recorded before he even had a beat, and then they were just randomly placed atop the beats without any regards to whether or not the two elements would coalesce. Meanwhile, Xan's lines often don't even rhyme or follow a basic pattern, and even when they do rhyme, they're rarely more complex than the poetry of a first-grader. Beyond musicality, most of Xan's themes range from vapid to abhorrent, with nearly every ... read more
Apr 16, 2018
55
Carnage's new album starts off strong. The first half is filled with the kind of production that Carnage does best: loud, balls-to-the-wall trap-rap beats. In addition, many of the featured artists, particularly Deko, Mac Miller, MadeinTYO, Lil Pump, and Lil B, deliver surprisingly fun performances. However, the album begins to stagnate and soon just drops off of a cliff. Everything that made the first half of the album fun and memorable disappears completely. Carnage's production morphs into ... read more
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