Back in 2013 I stumbled across The Flatbush Zombies, more specifically the incredible mixtape that is BetterOffDEAD. Their unique production and the individuality in each members voice left a lasting impression on myself. Fast forward five years and we’re onto the groups second studio album, Vacation In Hell. Continue reading “Album Review: Flatbush Zombies- Vacation In Hell”
At a mere 21 minutes and 50 seconds I find it confusing to call this an album. Some regard it at one, but it’s an EP to me. Abel has toned down the pop vibes in favour of a Trilogy style track listing. It’s the darkest the Weeknd has been for some time, but how does it compare to trilogy?
XXXTentacion tries a few new things with this new album but it’s all the same result, pretentious, fake deep nonsense that is designed to try and make us feel sorry for him despite his inexplicable past.
In 2013, Chicago hip hop artist Chance the Rapper released his second mixtape Acid Rap. The project was released for free by Chance, who has to this date never sold his music. It won all sorts of end of year awards and nominations, and it was the mixtape that really pushed Chance into stardom before his eventual Grammy wins for his 2016 mixtape Coloring Book.
The Arctic Monkeys have always excelled in surprising their fans with new and innovative sounds from their albums. The release of Humbug in 2009 showed their diversity to create a new timbre, leading on from their second album Favourite Worst Nightmares. The hard hitting upbeat indie rock sound that had been present on previous releases, was replaced by an almost psychedelic slow ambient sound. Produced by Josh Homme, the album confidently dispatched an array of trippy sounds accompanied by song writing of the highest standard. With the hype surrounding them at the time, it is safe to say that this was a bold statement which ultimately cemented the group in indie music history.