Robust & reputable from everybody's favourite love-to-hate pop star.
It's less grandiose, it's less good, but focusing on its predecessor is unfair on Sam Smith's new album.
The Gucci Mane rebrand is now a full two years in. From the drug-addled and prison-serving times that suffocated his previous prime, Gucci has gone near full circle, and is now a legitimate mainstream hip-hop name, particularly in the US. As such, he can pull in a vast array of rap stars for his latest… Continue reading Gucci Mane – Mr. Davis – Review
One of the most experimental and exciting men in music returns with more experimental and exciting stuff to listen to.
Dizzee Rascal is back, with an album full of talent that belies his time away from the game.
Tyler, the Creator has always carried an air of controversy and brashness within his discography that his fairly beige stage name belies. Even though each album since his first solo project Bastard has, to an extent, watered itself down to a more commercial and ‘nice’ feel, the content that the former Odd Future frontman has in… Continue reading Tyler, the Creator – (Scum Fuck) Flower Boy – Review
Calvin Harris. The summer God of music himself. The man, for whatever he doth touch become instant summer banger, is back again, although he takes a backseat vocally for the brilliantly named Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. His brave new approach is not without fault, nor however should it go without praise. Piano introduction of… Continue reading Calvin Harris – Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 – Review
Over 20 years since his debut, and amid an ever-changing music game, Jay Z keeps on going. His first major release since the birth and (debatable) growth of Tidal is here in 4:44. After a number of difficult to love releases, stretching back into the last decade, and with very little fanfare surrounding the album’s… Continue reading Jay Z – 4:44 – Review
Imagine you are in a nightclub. This does not have to be a big, lavish nightclub by any means. You have had what you will look back on with a lack of blood sugar, a fairly average evening. You were there, posed for photos holding a stuffed/inflatable raccoon of some sort, you danced, you left… Continue reading DJ Khaled – Grateful – Review
Four years on from breakout success, Lorde goes again, with an album that feels like it has been in the promo stages all year, but arrives as a contender for Album of the Year... Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, known better to you and I as singer-songwriter Lorde, is no ordinary pop star. Instead of… Continue reading Lorde – Melodrama – Review