Et tu, Kendrick?
This is actually quite a lot better than I expected. Cautiously optimistic about the album now.
Living proof, that sometimes friends are mean.
No idea why, but I would just ignore Ian Cohen. He’s less a music critic and more of a hatchet man for when they want to take an artist down a peg. Case in point, his review of the new Villagers album, where he accused Conor O’Brien of trying to assert authenticity by dint of an Irish accent, as opposed to simply singing in the accent you’d expect from someone from North Dublin
I suppose this was likely to happen eventually. For what it’s worth, I think Haze is the better rapper, and she’s been on a streak for a while now.
I’d probably call best verse for Danny Brown going by how unhinged he gets near the end, even by his standards. But this is just fucking incredible. Nary a dull verse.
Find myself agreeing with every call here (Call Me Maybe still rules) and the order too, more-or-less. Good work guys. And hon the ‘droids.
I’m a pretty awful sight-reader, but Beck’s one of my musical heros and as a ukuelist I appreciate how accomodating the whole thing is, so I’d be glad to take a punt on this.
Frank Ocean- channel ORANGE
I’d like if new material were to surface, but I don’t know if CanOx sans El-P will be worth hearing. Can’t even imagine Vast and Vordul without El’s beats underneath. Different story for someone like Aesop, who sorta did his own thing, beats-wise. Still, I’ll take this news.
Porygon is a hell of a Pokemon
I wouldn’t call him a saviour, but like Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange did with r’n'b , he’s given the genre’s new underground a genuine star who crossed over into the mainstream whilst retaining and building on his critical acclaim.
The Replacements’ Let It Be and Jay-Z’s The Blueprint.
J.D. Salinger is gonna be pissed.
I saw a number of bands I enjoyed on the list and figured it would interesting to hear a different perspective on them, but that was exceptionally poorly written.
If you have to say it’s breezy, you negate the breeziness.
In that case I’ll get it August 31st, since for some weird, unexplained reason, records are released here in Ireland the Friday before the rest of the world gets it. It’s a moot point, since it’ll probably leak in mid-August anyway, but hey, we’re number one!
Their fans for whatever reason have a reputation for being at the more obnoxious end of the hipster spectrum. Whether that’s true or not, I don’t know. I’ve never spoken to anyone in depth about them since I’m a casual listener at best, and they do tend do inspire devotion, which is usually a sign you’re doing something right.
Even in his mid-forties, and battling cancer, he just seemed so youthful and energetic. You don’t think about people like him dying. We lost a legend, and a good man.
He’s basically rap’s Tom Haverford from Parks and Rec, but nowhere near as awesome as that sounds.
You were going to try to be productive today. Baby steps.
I’m not going to pretend that this isn’t the greatest thing ever to avoid judgement. It’s incredible.
That’s the Weezer code.
Nay, all rappers.
Merry summer, everyone.