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Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers by Kendrick Lamar | Album Review
It's been years now since the drop of award winning album, DAMN. We've gotten a taste here and there with teasing singles and features with Baby Keem, but a new album is finally here - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, a double album filled with x and y, topping off what has been one of the most incredible discographies of the modern era. The intimacy of family is front and center, with glimpses of religion, gun violence, and struggle hiding within plain sight - a Compton paramount. Kendrick, a modern rap king, has solidified his place atop the throne with this release.
REVIEW: ROLLING STONES - EL MOCAMBO '77
By 1977, the Rolling Stones were in trouble. Their previous albums, It’s Only Rock’n Roll and Black and Blue, did not match the heights of their halcyon run of legendary albums from 1968 to 1973. The loss of Mick Taylor was a tremendous blow to them artistically, and Keith Richards’ drug habit was spiraling out of control and affecting his musical ability. Despite bringing in former Faces guitarist Ron Wood to the fold, the band struggled to match the fireworks of their peak years, and their live shows had become sloppy and lethargic, lacking in the vigor and danger that made their 1971-73 treks among rock’s most celebrated live experiences.
Seven Awesome, Yet Little-Known Songs By Bands I Love
Most people love music. And most of those people love bands and artists’ biggest hits. But what about the songs that you rarely hear on the radio? Songs that were never released as singles. There is a multitude of relatively-unknown, amazing songs out there. These are the first seven I thought of, in the order they came to mind. Give them a listen and enjoy.
Calm that Anxiety Playlist
Through the years, I've recognized how powerful music is to calm the soul. As a preteen, I fell asleep to Amy Grant's album Heart in Motion. I waited anxiously on the radio for Gloria Estefan's "I See You Smile". Through the years, I went through phases of what songs calmed my troubled soul--some pop, rock, or gospel music. However it works, music speaks and soothes the spirit.
5 Well Known Musicians With Fruitful Careers Outside Music
When you picture a successful musician, one normally does not imagine them in any other situation aside from performing the craft they are known best for. After all, if you’re good at one thing, why commit to something else?
Earth Day Songs Everyone Should Hear
Earth Day should not be one day per year. It should not just be focused on in schools. We all live on this planet, and we all need to do our parts to take good care of it. With this in mind, here are some of the best songs to listen to related to Earth Day. These are songs worth hearing any time, not just April 22.
Did I Help Make Ooga-Chuka a Top 40 Hit?
Now, I’m not Forrest Gump, but I have had a few minor brushes with history in my life and, oddly enough, one of them involves Blue Swede’s cover of BJ Thomas’ classic song, Hooked on a Feeling, known for its Ooga-Chuka, Ooga-Ooga-Ooga-Chuka chant. You see, in 1974, I was a sophomore at The University of Chicago, living in one of the dorms: Thompson House in the now-demolished Pierce Tower. Believe it or not, Thompson House claims credit for making Blue Swede’s version of Hooked on a Feeling a hit in the United States. Yep, we claim credit for making a song a #1 hit.
5 MORE Classic Bands That Benefitted From Adding A New Member
Hello everyone! Hope you’ve all been well. I figured I’d try out something a bit different for this article. My first ever article for this publication was 5 Classic Bands That Benefitted From Adding A New Member. It did quite well and I soon realized that there were quite a few more iconic bands that benefitted by bringing in someone new.
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Game Over Bitch
The human condition. Why is it that we always remember the very best things and the very worst things? Like I guarantee that as you read this, you can remember the best sex you ever had and perhaps a little smile came over you as you flashed back to how it felt. And you can remember the worst sex you ever had too - and that memory probably has you dying with laughter, and maybe even questioning why you slept with that person. You might remember the best meal you ever had as well as the worst meal you ever had. Or the best and worst kiss, hotel stay, movie you saw and more. This can be applied to just about everything.
5 best digital music company
5 of The Best Digital Music Companies Streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music have revolutionized the way we listen to music. It’s not an option for indie artists to have their music streamable, it’s a requirement.
The Top 10 1970s Artists
1.Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder became 20 years old in 1970. Stevie was a veteran of the industry, having been a professional recording artist signed to Motown since 1961. Stevie Nicks recorded eight studio albums in the 1970s, with five songs hitting number one in the US and many more cracking the Top 40. Superstition, You Are the Sunshine of My Life, You Haven’t Done Nothing, I Wish, and Sir Duke were all number one singles in the 1970s.
'One Of These Nights'
With the success of On The Border, Eagles, in particular Glenn Frey and Don Henley, felt vindicated in their desire to go in a tougher, more rock-oriented direction. The pair bought a house in Beverly Hills with a panoramic view of the city of Los Angeles, where they wrote the majority of the songs that would make up the One Of These Nights album. Bill Scymczyk, after doing most of the work on On the Border, returned to produce his first full Eagles album, recorded in late 1974 into early 1975, at both the Record Plant in Los Angeles and Criteria Studios in Miami.
Top Five Reasons Kendrick Lamar’s New Album is Monumental
Kendrick has the skills. He has the credentials, the awards, and the respect of both critics and audiences. With his new release Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers, he draws on a larger canvas. The double-disc is a testament to the pandemic weary folks looking for glimmers of rational hope in an insane culture.
ECLECTIC MIX APRIL 2022
We’ll spring has finally sprung, or by the time you read this it will well and truly be over. And you’ll have eaten all those easter eggs you got! The days have gotten longer, and although maybe not quite there, we’ve had a bit of a preview of what kind of days lie ahead. Ones hopefully full of sun, and better days for us all! So far, I’ve attended my best mates wedding this month and it was one of the best celebration events I’ve ever had the pleasure of being too. So, I am taking this as the start of all good things!
My Favorite Eurovision 2022 Performances
I admit that I didn't know about Eurovision until the Will Ferrell movie, and that I was among those who fell into the spell and wanted to perform Husavik at some point. (Spoiler alert: I never did. But my brother and I covered KEiiNO's Spirit in the Sky in a party once!)
Have reveal plot, cautious point: you don't see him when science fiction, when comedy see over. 1. A guy who's been wasted for 10 years and a girl who's been in an office for 10 years and a fat nerd who's dying of fat will soon be flying into space on a space shuttle that hasn't been maintained for 10 years? Not to mention what the ship can't handle, what your bodies can handle? 2, the moon is about to fall down, why do you say that the United States will explode internally, say to use nuclear weapons to use nuclear weapons, China will cooperate with you out of a cockpit? Clearly with an electromagnetic gun can fix the matter, you have evolved into the latitude of the civilization, how also chased by ai subjugnation extinction? 4, even advanced intelligence can not handle ai, how can earth people know 10 years ago with electromagnetic guns can be done? 5, know that electromagnetic gun can be done, know that AI will come to the earth, the United States has terminated the electromagnetic gun project, because there is no money. And they're hiding the truth. What kind of logic is that? It's keeping everyone in the dark and leaving them to die. She ex-husband, that American general in the time to launch nuclear weapons to save the earth if pulled down, the reason is that he thought his ex-wife can succeed, the secretary of defense asked if not, he replied that God will bless us! A billion people die and the earth dies for the sake of a little wife, your domineering CEO wen is too that what. Oh right, he is also ready to let the escort of his son and his son into the top secret military base, hide from the defense minister, help ex-wife and Chinese cooperation on the moon, and finally successfully let the defense minister, including a number of military leaders successfully buried deep underground, oh, comrade black state, is you? Even a self-taught fat nerd could deduce that the moon was going to fall based on stolen data, and a bunch of NASA technicians discovered it later than he did, so NASA was disband and outsourced. Moon defense to electromagnetic gun upgrade, that is not to build, not do not know the principle. Then why is the defensive fleet you left behind attacking the nanites with conventional heat cannons? Wouldn't one electromagnetic gun get the job done? Fat people don't have to die, do they?
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