On their 5th album, the Amy Lee led group toe down the nostalgic road. Hard dramatic drums, heavy guitars, emotional lyrics and delightful singing are all on display on the bitter truth. Amy's ever sweet vocals are hampered by poor mixing, alot of the time, she sounds so buried in the instrumentals. If you've enjoyed their work previously, there's every chance you'll find solace in this, but the bitter truth is that, the bitter truth could have been a whole lot better. A good listen.
"Mixtapes aren't my thing", sure they are. This is easily one of NF's best projects ever. His flows and energy he works into his music is quite impressive. The beats are also really good, but it quickly becomes a one trick pony because it feels very repetitive. That aside, he feels very genuine on clouds. They're a couple of spots on this that are quite easy to connect to. A good listen.
A follow up to the amazing K.G, the same sounds get exploited but there's this spin on here that still makes this quite attractive. With a pyschedic touch, this thing is moulded so well to offer a surreal experience. I enjoyed this, a really good listen.
Benny & Harry team up to deliver this fire gangsta rap project. Under half an hour, Benny raps over these very slick and smooth merges of old school and modern hip hop production. A couple of the tracks have these vocal samples worked into the beats that really resonates well. The features did fit in well & for the most part are a delight. I enjoyed this EP, a really good listen.
It's personal, it's passionate. Same old Lana but with very minimal production, even by her standards. Her vocals and writing end up becoming the saving grace. The magic of Norman F*cking Rockwell is missing and here appears very reserved & sometimes boring. There are still some highlights here, overall it's a good album. A good listen.