Posts tagged "kendrick lamar"

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 '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.

A wall covered with vinyl record sleeves


All this started as three friends talking about music, and it remains just that - a shared exploration, which we now want to share with you.

By André Dack

Joanna Newsom playing the harp

Our 10 favourite tracks of 2015

From Kendrick Lamar to Joanna Newsom, 2015 had its fair share of beautiful tracks. Here are our picks of the year.

By Frederick O'Brien, Andrew Bridge & André Dack

Black and white photograph of Kendrick Lamar performing onstage

Our 10 favourite albums of 2015

What a year it's been. Hip hop kings, hip hop princes, UK rock upstarts, and lots more. Here are our fav albums of 2015.

By André Dack, Frederick O'Brien & Andrew Bridge

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 'A Seat at the Table' by Solange

A Seat at the Table Solange

An extremely smooth ride with no turbulence or unnecessary distractions, full to the brim with colourful instrumentals and warm, comforting Solange vocals.

Album artwork of 'We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service' by A Tribe Called Quest

We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service A Tribe Called Quest

The record certainly has that classic Tribe vibe, but it lacks the key finishing touches for it to be favourably compared to the material of the early ’90s.