Z.Younk -
73
J's work with Kev Brown is dope, but he totally stepped it up here, this is his hardest content yet over Bozack's much darker instrumentals. Features from Ty Farris, Asun Eastwood & recognize Ali, all dope emcees with nice discographies. Tough bars and focused content, maybe his best yet.
Z.Younk -
74
He's right, it's Good.
Z.Younk -
58
Not crazy about any of the percussion choices on here.
Z.Younk -
64
He almost has an element of his sound that reminds me of JID, IDK and a little of 2011-12 Odd Future and Vince Staples that makes it hard for me to take some of his stories and larger than life claims seriously. Definitely wasn't bad, some interesting production choices.
Z.Younk -
NR
Surpasses "so-bad-it's-good" right to "so-bad-it-pisses-me-off" territory.
Z.Younk -
69
Kurt Vile's presence was sorely missed in this poppy 80's heartland turn.
Z.Younk -
83
This needs a vinyl pressing
Z.Younk -
75
Paul Simon's most overrated album.
Z.Younk -
72
William Ackerman's key album and one of the most emotional, meditative guitar pieces on jazz and folk label Windham Hill. Their presence was instrumental in establishing New Age music's sound (artsy meditative relaxing music from acoustics, electronic and wind instruments and inspired by world music) and he ranks among one of their key guitar-composers.
Z.Younk -
64
Windham Hill was an 80's new age jazz and folk label that had such a meticulously curated sound it created its own genre recognized by Tower Records and others. This is one of the premiere guitarists on the label, with a stripped bare sound at his most raw and contemplative yet breezy and relaxing. Processional almost sounds like a Red House Painters track oddly enough and before the band's inception.
Z.Younk -
75
A key Windham Hill pick for me, perfectly embodying the label's sound of jazz and new age ambient. His solo piano work is preferable to the copious other pianists on the label or folk guitarists and world musicians. Some of audiophiles' favorite sounding records of the 80's.
Z.Younk -
74
DøøF follows up great 2020 projects Hood Rat Noir and RACKIN SHIT. with Ewonee, that helped establish him as more than just a low-energy mumbly lofi emcee. Those projects combined focused, cohesive production and slimy psychedelic bars that took to a new level artistically. Fittingly, with his best production yet from Mutant Academy's Graymatter, he gets features from Al Divino, Anklejohn and Fly Anakin, rounding out the album. Ankh and Divino are 2 of the key emcees in the ... read more
Z.Younk -
52
"Sophisti-pop" More like Sophisti-poop. See how sophisticated I am? Pretentious ass, horrible genre of music.
Z.Younk -
70
There are quite a few classics on this that outweigh the filler, which is most of the record actually. You already know which ones are good though, as they're some of his most iconic songs,
Z.Younk -
72
New Age, ambient, fusion, electronic jazz; a Windham hill essential release from the World / New Age group named after a Tolkein character. The audiophile label made so many albums in this vein, it can't help but feel like a launch pad for the 80's ambient movement.
Z.Younk -
68
Mike D just produced a project for Z-Ro and now he's back to give G Perico his 4th release of 2021. One of Perico's hardest yet.
Z.Younk -
55
Dyme attempts to course correct after the last bland entry. The album cover depicts Jesus using the subway handrail as a pull-up bar because he's starting to feel the pressure as being an artist starts to become a real job and he struggles to find the right lane to sell himself to the right audience.
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69
Bub Rock attempts to play therapist to himself over vocal samples playing out like a 70's exploitation soundtrack. Introspective tales of coming up making his way in the world and living without regrets.
Z.Younk -
57
I really liked "That Chicken" and the 2 Piece Tape was over all pretty solid despite no other standouts. This just feels slightly off, the production is good the melodic work is nice, but the writing is missing something that the 2 Piece tape had. This release just isn't much fun.
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