'Yeezus', said to be Kanye West's least impressive album to this day, (even though I always disagree with this statement), is an experimental and unordinary album by an artist who was once said to be Hip Hop's greatest. Even though this album is widely regarded as a poor effort at experimental music, one part of the album stood out to me on a personal level, and it was the cleverness of the sample used in the first track of the album 'On Sight'.
Raindancer is an independently released album by Erutan also known as Kate Covington or by her youtube name Katethegreat18. On her youtube channel, she's recorded many covers that are available to to download on her website. A lot of these covers include her own special arrangements. Having already loved her cover of Come Little Children, I decided to explore her more and noticed she had released an album.
The Sins Of Thy Beloved are a relatively unknown Gothic Doom metal band from Norway formed in 1996 by group of friends Glenn Morten Nordbø, Arild Christensen and Stig Johansen and were originally called Purgatory, which was quite a well used name. Last.FM says there are at least 15 bands that share the name, so it was changed into The Sins Of Thy Beloved. Anita Auglend and Ola Aarrestad joined the band and then they worked on their first demo. Later on Anders Thue and Ingfrid Stensland joined a bit later on leaving with seven of them to work on their albums. But let us not forget another member of the band: Pete Johansen, who does an awesome job on the violins, which was the reason why I loved the albums so much. The violins in the metal music doesn’t sound like something that should work but it does. That’s quite a lot of members to keep up with so here’s the line-up:
Christina Aguilera is woman who I admire very much. She's an established pop singer from America who's also known for being a bit naughty. I hope people still remember her. Christina is truly a beautiful and talented woman. No one can take that away from her and she tells us this on Stripped. In this album she works with the likes of Linda Perry, Alicia Keys, Lil Kim and Redman. Stripped is her fourth studio album, though most people consider it her second because they exclude her Christmas and Spanish album. It was released in October 2002 under the label RCA.
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Thundercat: Apocalypse came out back in 2013 and yet I'm just listening to this album in 2020. I guess it's better to discover things than never to notice them at all. This album feels so close to home but so weird as well. I have to say there aren't many albums that I've ever heard quite like this so I don't even really know the genre of this music. I guess it would be alternative electronic music.
Doja Cat: Hot Pink is an album that I never thought I would catch myself reviewing. I have been listening to different music lately and this one really caught my ear because of its addicting tunes and familiarity. I'm not too familiar with who Doja Cat is. That's with a lot of new artists, they just come out of nowhere and catch your attention.
A little over six weeks ago the official release for Mordechai was announced with the relaunch of the official playlist generator from Khurangbin which was found on the website AirKhurang. Fast forwarding another four weeks, just over two weeks ago from where we are at now we were hit with the newest release, the latest record and I do not think anyone was ready for this, not just melodic tunes to sway too, but surprisingly damn right good music. Welcome to the latest record from Khurangbin; a lost psych-funk classic from a far off land.
Flesh N Bone Do You EP is one of the best albums of 2020. He brings hard beats with lots of bass. But he also brings a ton of energy with great lyrics and flows. I was blown away as soon as I started to play the album.
Layzie Bone Dead of Alive Shows the world that real rap is not yet dead. In rap game where mostly only the same nonsense lyrics are mumbled by talent less rappers. It is so good to see Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony bring a real album that has touched thee people.
In the ever growing music industry, it is often hard to find a specific genre or "sound" that you can really attach yourself to. Record labels, management agencies, and even artists themselves are often doing all they can to stand out from the crowd. Whether it is rappers trying to gain "clout" or lo-fi indie acts trying to make it big, some artists can seem to be attention seeking fiends. With things like antics to political stances bogging down musical artists, a listener can feel overwhelmed.
Last year saw Zico go introspective. His genre-bending Thinking LP, an amalgamation of two stellar extended plays which showed the artist at his most vulnerable, was firmly rooted in both obvious, and subtle, self-reflection. Shifting from mid-tempo acoustics (“Balloon”), to striking piano melodies (“The language of flowers”), all the way to abrasive, cocky trap-infused hip-hop (“another level”), the 27-year-old offered a masterclass in musicality throughout the album’s 36-minute runtime, triumphing in his attempts to show a fresher, more self-effacing side to himself. Despite its minimal mainstream popularity, Thinking undoubtedly cemented Zico’s long-term sustainability as part of Korea’s musical backbone, and further proved that he was more than just a surface-level hit-maker.