From the iconic Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Heads Will Roll" chorus of 2009, to the opening directly sampling a relic from the waning "party tonight" era of pop music in the early-mid 2010s, to samples as recent as the "it's me or the PS5" song from TikTok - love or hate the original songs, this album to me feels like a love letter to those weirdly fond, terminally online memories of said ... read more
I don't have any special review planned or anything, I just wanted to start a review with "1,000 followers" because that's how everyone starts with a review when they hit a milestone. It's tradition. Anyway this is one of my favourite albums of all time so please listen to it immediately because my music taste is the only correct one ok bye thanks for 1k :)))))
You came here looking for an escape.
You take a wrong turn on your trip down a nearby hall. As you begin to lose yourself in the corridors, it feels as if something is shifting. You just don't know what. You return to the same club ... read more
While that is what I and most people gravitate towards in her music, I think outside of that she has a real knack for pop songwriting and this album is a solid demonstration of that. I just wish some of the songwriting was more interesting, y'know? It just kinda feels like some of these have very little impact - for instance, the drop on Beg For You which theoretically I should love for the 2-step ... read more
I have no idea what wizard or evil sorcerer Aries called upon to craft some of the stickiest hooks I've ever heard, but they need a serious raise. As someone who initially thought WELCOME HOME was alright, this album's fully put me on the Aries hype train. Maybe it's a guilty pleasure, maybe it's just good ass pop rap. Who knows!
Not one feature here feels genuine, and it just comes off as these artists going "Wowee look at me, I'm on the new Pop Smoke album! Rest in peace, yo!" through their whole feature. They're not all bad features, but it's just something I can't get past. I really don't see a universe where people like Kanye West, Pusha T, Future, Pharrell, Swae Lee, Chris Brown and Dua Lipa of all people would ... read more
When I first heard of the genre Footwork back when I started this challenge, I probably would've assumed it was some sort of tap dancing music. It's got feet in the title, after all. Can't say I was expecting a fast paced hip hop/house/electronic hybrid before I looked into it, but I also can't say I was expecting an album this immaculately pulled off and solid. With its skittering hi hats, manipulated R&B and hip hop sample usage and overall playful feeling, this album ... read more
There's a specific sub-genre of albums I love, one that never fails to grab an easy high score from me; that being electronic music that mashes its electronic elements with natural sounding instrumentation. Easy bias right there. Cosmogramma did it quite a fair bit - one of my favourite albums. Sweet Trip are known for that stuff - one of my favourite bands. Mid-Air Thief did it with Crumbling - hell yes, give me more. Four Tet's Rounds bases the entire premise of the ... read more