A lot of people claim to have the best album of the year. But they are wrong because that title goes to Bizzy Bone Carbon Monoxide and I will tell you why. It’s not just because I am a huge Bone Thugs N Harmony fan. So this album has brought real rap skill and lyrics back to the rap game when it needed it a most.
The ninth album from Country legends Little Big Town is simply astonishing. The authentic, troublesome, hauntingly beautiful record will take you to places no record has done before.
Forward. The following is a album review of Childish Gambino's "Camp" told in the form of story and reaction. Each song from the album is accompanied by a subsequent story or reaction to the experience I personally feel. This should be read for inspiration and entertainment. Lastly, consider listening to the album while you read along for an enhanced experience. Thank you.
In 2018 my favourite album was LM5 by Little Mix, however this year is a completely different ball game. There are a few honourable mentions of this year, Lizzo came into her own with Cuz I Love You, Taylor Swift blew me away with Lover and Jonas Brothers made a comeback with Happiness Begins. Nonetheless seventeen year old Billie Eilish with her album WHEN WE FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? stole the year 2019 for me.
This new age of music has brought all types of new talents and sounds to music lovers across the world. From electro-rap coming from people like Jaden Smith or Travis Scott to a whole new Pop sound created by Billie Eilish in songs like “Bad Guy” this age of music is definitely one of vast diversity. Someone that has accepted these new sounds and mastered this new era of music creation by putting his virtuosity and versatility to great use is Cal-L. In his debut album Resplendence he shows you just that as he shamelessly brings the entertainment industry into a whole new light. (Pun intended) Each track takes you on a journey through the life of one of Apollo’s Youth’s finest and will have you eager to come along for his next musical quest.
One of the most overlooked adages of wisdom states: "Experience is the best teacher."
Harry Styles’ album came out at midnight today! (I never use exclamation points; can you sense my excitement?) Honestly, after listening to it for the first time, I can honestly say that there’s nothing in the world that I love more than this album right now.
Within the last few months, I did a series of Yes studio album reviews as a way to commemorate their discography turning 50 years old. The last studio album review was Heaven & Earth, but then a week later, on October 25th, there was a surprise announcement. Now available via Burning Shed was From a Page, a collection of studio tracks worked on by Yes in 2010. At the time, the lineup consisted of Benoît David (vocals), Steve Howe (guitar), Chris Squire (bass), Oliver Wakeman (keys), and Alan White (drums).
Despite their many accolades over the years, The Who occupy a somewhat curious place in the rock and roll realm. There is no doubt that at least three of their albums (Tommy, Who's Next, and Quadrophenia) are among the best rock and roll albums of all time, or that songs like "Pinball Wizard," "Won't Get Fooled Again," and "My Generation" are indisputable classics, or that guitarist Pete Townshend is one of rock's most revolutionary players and songwriters, and vocalist Roger Daltrey one of its most powerful singers.
Within the first few seconds of the song 'Home is Where You Hang Yrself' off of the album Ghostnotes, the slow burn sets in and you can feel your body start to drag through the muck and mud towards the Cemetery Gates.
There's always a time when rumours of old girlbands decide to put their differences aside and reunite. The original Sugababes came back with Flowers, Pussy Cat Dolls performed on the X Factor not so long ago. And there's rumours that Destiny's Child will be getting back together. Last month Beyonce's dad, Matthew Knowles, promised fans that 2020 will be the year they will reunite. Just as I was writing the first draft of this article, a new album was released.
Donyae Asante’s new album Flaws and All is a deeply creative, thoughtful Millennial anthem. While I’m hesitant to characterize the specificity of his work of an entire generation, it moves from wistful clips of winning a speech tournament in high school only to have to delve deep into social media influenced trauma to adapting to the highs and lows of love, sex and everything in between. Asante shows that he’s ready to bare it all without polish or filter.