Posts tagged "kanye west"

Album artwork of 'The Life of Pablo' by Kanye West

The Life of Pablo Kanye West

Uneven, sporadic, and totally erratic; an unfinished version of a potentially great album. Enjoyment and frustration abound in equal measure.

Album artwork of 'untitled unmastered.' by Kendrick Lamar

untitled unmastered. Kendrick Lamar

Comprised mostly of dabbles and snippets from the formative months of To Pimp a Butterfly, this album embraces its patchwork nature and in doing so manages to sound more complete than many ‘real’ records do.

Album artwork of 'Blond' by Frank Ocean

Blond Frank Ocean

Blond flirts with indulgence but just about manages to stay grounded. It’s an account of slight thoughts, vague ideas, and delicate musings.

Album artwork of 'AIM' by M.I.A.

AIM M.I.A.

M.I.A.’s fifth and final album is an unfortunate affair. Comprised of lazy lyrics, half-arsed sampling, and grating production, AIM completely misses the mark.

Album artwork of '22, A Million' by Bon Iver

22, A Million Bon Iver

22, A Million feels like a nondescript blur. It doesn’t deal in structure, but in loose clusters of peculiar sounds and imperceptible words. It's a pretentious mess.

Album artwork of 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct' by Metallica

“Show those ruffians how it’s done” – André and Fred listen to Metallica

Metallica roll back the years with a tight, rollicking ride, wiping the smug looks off our faces in the process.

By André Dack & Frederick O'Brien

Beyonce Knowles in a bright yellow dress for the music video of her song "Hold Up"

Our 10 favourite tracks of 2016

Real friends, true love, and mushroom clouds.

By André Dack, Andrew Bridge & Frederick O'Brien

David Bowie holding a bible

Our 10 favourite albums of 2016

Albums what we liked in 2016.

By Andrew Bridge, Frederick O'Brien & André Dack

Album artwork of 'Big Fish Theory' by Vince Staples

Big Fish Theory Vince Staples

American hip-hop melded with house, techno, trap, and UK garage is an interesting approach, but as an artistic expression it’s frustratingly restrained.

Album artwork of 'The College Dropout' by Kanye West

The College Dropout Kanye West

Turning its back not only on the college path, but tropes of gangster rap as well, The College Dropout dares to be different in weird, supremely catchy ways.