Missed this earlier this year, Jim Jones and Young Thug make a surprisingly enjoyable pairing
Don’t think I’ve seen this mentioned on here. Seems very enjoyable for me. If you liked the McKinley Dixon album this has a similar warm live band feel, though maybe more Funk than jazz.
Some bits sounds like Prince, Frank, and Stevie.
Forever grateful there’s a Kanye thread of his own and he doesn’t get talked about in here
Looking forward to definitely listening to Donda today.
Not sure how I missed it but that Open Mike Eagle album from last year is on repeat in my head and my streaming service of choice. Love the production and self-deprecation. It’s basically perfect to my ears.
Yeah, love that album. I didn’t properly get into it until mid January, so missed out on my AOTY list. Would definitely have been on there if i’d given it the time at the time.
It’s such a strong set of songs, and even though they’re mostly about despair they just sound so pleasing, from his voice to the beats and stuff, that it’s a really enjoyable listen.
New Skepta on the way
Enjoying this interview with Uncommon Nasa. His Dope Shit Podcast is very good - hips me to so much new music.
just really don’t think I like Dave’s voice or choice of beats
leaves me pretty much cold
For me some of it was very good but there are some stinkers on there. Musically a bit boring too i think.
I think I’m similar. I can see how much talent he has; lyrically and technically he’s so impressive, but there’s something about his albums that hasn’t clicked with me yet, and the production doesn’t stand out. I also find his albums too earnest at points? That’s probably not a fair criticism as the stuff he’s rapping about is clearly important, but the tracks I come back to are the upbeat ones like Location, Disaster, Clash or System. J Hus is way ahead of him in terms of replay value imo
Have been spending more time with this recently and feel like it’s one of his strongest projects. MIKE’s albums usually take a while to click for me - something about his flow, the repetition, the way the hooks are kind of hidden under the surface; it’s not to say I don’t enjoy it straight away, but it takes a few play-throughs before it really embeds itself. The run from Aww (Zaza) to at first sight by Assia here is so good, I keep returning to it.
I’ve been listening to The Sun’s Tirade recently after enjoying the new Isaiah Rashad singles.
It was a little bit trippy and long for me when it was first released but now it sounds like pure art. Just over an hour but never repetitive and without a single skip. Feels like a hazy, hungover, overcast day - kind of spectral and haunted and weird. A very cool vibe to maintain for an hour.
One of the albums of the 2010s for me
Gone right off Young Thug since he did that mixtape with Chris Brown. Was just properly getting into him too. Ah well.