Posts tagged "2010s"

Album artwork of 'To Pimp a Butterfly' by Kendrick Lamar

To Pimp a Butterfly Kendrick Lamar

If Good Kid, M.A.A.D City introduced Kendrick Lamar to the masses, To Pimp A Butterfly cements his place in the hip hop hall of fame. This is an instant classic.

Album artwork of 'The Powers that B' by Death Grips

The Powers that B Death Grips

A lot of The Power That B seems like it shouldn't work, and yet it does. It's a huge, crazy wall of sound, and that makes for an exhausting listen.

Album artwork of 'Damogen Furies' by Squarepusher

Damogen Furies Squarepusher

Squarepusher produces another solid album without pushing any boundaries. The beats are as intricate as ever, whilst the melodies keep their charm.

Album artwork of 'The Magic Whip' by Blur

The Magic Whip Blur

A rather unbalanced comeback that relies too heavily on its somber tone, resulting in forgettable and lifeless songs that drift by in apathetic fashion.

Album artwork of 'Jackrabbit' by San Fermin

Jackrabbit San Fermin

Flowing beautifully from beginning to end, the album in its entirety can feel slightly taxing due to the bloated, overstuffed nature of the songwriting.

Album artwork of 'Drones' by Muse

Drones Muse

The opening third is nothing to write home about, the middle section is terrific, and the last twenty minutes are ludicrous. Drones is the full Muse package.

Album artwork of 'Starfire' by Jaga Jazzist

Starfire Jaga Jazzist

A model of casual listening. It bustles along quite happily, from section to section, from track to track, and then it's over and you don't regret having listened to it.

Album artwork of 'My Love Is Cool' by Wolf Alice

My Love Is Cool Wolf Alice

A record that’s unabashed and vibrant and full of potential. Wolf Alice show glimpses of what's to come, straddling genres with almost childlike enthusiasm.

Album artwork of 'Blood' by Lianne La Havas

Blood Lianne La Havas

For all the merits of Lianne La Havas’s thoroughly lovely and dynamic voice, the album ultimately comes across as lopsided and a little flat.

Album artwork of 'Compton' by Dr. Dre

Compton Dr. Dre

A polished, lumbering beast of an album. Not so much concerned with peaks and troughs as with a steady, charismatic drone of all things Compton.