album reviews.

Dijon’s cacophony makes for a surprisingly sweet melody on Absolutely

Dijon Absolutely R&R / Warner · November 5, 2021 Dijon’s debut album, Absolutely, is crowded, overflowing, and full to bursting — and yet somehow, it all still works.  Known for his endearing raspiness and genre bending, Dijon can switch between a serenade and a cry without a moment’s hesitation. The first track on the album, […]

Summer Walker delivers her best album yet with Still Over It

Summer Walker Still Over It LVRN / Interscope · November 5, 2021 Summer Walker does not hold back at all on her new album Still Over It. Each track brutally narrates the downfall of her relationship with producer London on da Track, who she describes as “a ghetto baby daddy from hell” on her Instagram. […]

Mick Jenkins raps from the heart on Elephant In The Room

Mick Jenkins Elephant In The Room Cinematic Music Group · October 29, 2021 Fans listen to the hip-hop artist Mick Jenkins for his clever wordplay, open discussion of modern societal issues, and the relaxing atmosphere of his flow and the beats he raps on. He comes with exactly those things, plus some introspection, on his […]

Helado Negro’s genius shines through on Far In

Helado Negro Far In 4AD · October 22, 2021 Far In, produced and performed by Helado Negro, is a beautiful tribute to loved ones and nature. Each song paints vivid imagery with descriptions of colors, textures, and cosmic symbols. The 41-year old artist, born Roberto Carlos Lange, wrote most of the album’s songs in Marfa, […]

Grouper’s Shade is a love letter to music in any form

Grouper Shade Kranky · October 22, 2021 The way we interact with music has always bred intimacy. Assigning albums to the most important parts of our lives, coding choruses with memories and listening to songs that remind us of old friends, music has always been the key to emotion. Shade, the new project by Grouper, […]

Parquet Courts dozes off on Sympathy for Life

Parquet Courts Sympathy for Life Rough Trade · October 22, 2021 Parquet Courts had a lot to live up to following their 2018 release Wide Awake!, which deftly wove together coarse vocals, funky basslines, fast guitars, and incredibly socially conscious lyrics to achieve a true indie rock/art punk triumph. With Sympathy for Life, they fell […]

LP! is JPEGMAFIA’s most solid work to date

JPEGMAFIA LP! EQT / Republic · October 22, 2021 JPEGMAFIA proves himself to be one of the most skilled and versatile artists in the current hip hop genre with the release of his newest record, LP!. The listening experience this record provides is not only astounding in its consistency and technical prowess, but also in […]

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