Note: My music reviews will always be “late.” It is my belief that albums should be listened to in different moods, settings, and after extended breaks, all while conditioning yourself to accept what you were given as opposed to what you wanted. Only then can you give a legitimate and honest critique of the material.
If you were to talk to me about Sampha a year ago, my response most likely would have been, “Who?” I’m not intimately familiar with the Young Turks roster, so although Sampha has worked with some high-profile artists in the past–including guys like Kanye West and Drake–he wasn’t an artist I was aware of. But earlier this year, Sampha broke with his debut record Process, and it seemed as if he was making the rounds everywhere. I couldn’t go more than a few scrolls down my timeline without seeing mention of his name, so naturally, I was compelled to listen to the album. Continue reading
While I’ve still been recovering from the emotional impact of “Appointments,” with the release of her sophomore album drawing near, Julien Baker apparently released the album’s second single a few days ago. Continue reading
In what I can only assume was an intentional release schedule, Sadistik has just released a video for “Honeycomb,” one of the darker cuts off his latest album. Continue reading
With 2017 rapidly coming to a close, Theory Hazit keeps pushing and releases his tenth project of the year. Continue reading
Having officially announced the imminent release of Blood of My Enemy, Winds of Plague strike while the iron is hot and release the album’s second single, “Kings of Carnage.” Continue reading
After hitting us with “Confetti” a week ago, Big K.R.I.T. has officially announced his third studio album, 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time. Continue reading
Following the third installment in their Strange Journey series back in 2014, CunninLynguists are back with their sixth studio album, Rose Azura Njano. Continue reading