Palmistry – PAGAN

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?
Basic diy dancehall production with cutesy shy singing

Moods

Headphone introvert

Thoughts
I like the idea here but it’s repetitive as an entire album. He’s not engaging as a singer and the production is kind of flat.

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Huncho Jack – Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?
A super group of ATL stutter trap style.

Moods
Braggadocio

Thoughts
I say super group but that doesn’t mean you’re necessarily getting the best work from these guys. Kind of like when the all-star teams play each other in sports: sick lineup but mediocre outing.

Some great singles here (production on ‘Dubai shit’ is a+) but lots of fat, can only take so much of the style.

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https://www.discogs.com/Huncho-Jack-Huncho-Jack-Jack-Huncho/release/11315367

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Juju & Jordash – Clean-Cut

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?
Experimental club techno

Moods
Dark dank club

Thoughts

Would love to see them live. Definitely some good moments on the album but overall too much.

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https://www.discogs.com/Juju-Jordash-Clean-Cut/release/6402704

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Deadmau5 – Random Album Title

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?
Trance/techno/edm

Moods
Big flashy Vegas club

Thoughts
There’s something hypnotic about the trance thump backboning this whole thing. He’s at his worst during the bloated techno but has some good moments when a bit more chilled out.

Kind of tasteless and bland overall.

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https://www.discogs.com/Deadmau5-Random-Album-Title/release/7165955

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Juju & Jordash – Sis-Boom-Bah!

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?
Spacy techno

Thoughts

I appreciate the craft here as I understand it’s created live. The final product seemed a bit out there, nothing really to hook into. I also wasn’t into the berimbau like rhythm found on the first half.

This seems like it might be enjoyable in an open environment and I’m super curious about one of their live shows.

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https://www.discogs.com/Juju-Jordash-Sis-Boom-Bah/release/10987321

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Smokepurpp – Deadstar

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?
Trademark SoundCloud rap: distorted beats with repetitive mumble raps

Moods
Young and obnoxious

Thoughts
Smokepurpp isn’t a very strong mc which is where the genre falls short as it lyrically lacks talent. However I think the production from SoundCloud rap is going to be big and a natural progression from Kanye’s industrial use on yeezus. For that reason I think albums like this, while bloated and too long, are worth a listen for those curious about raps future direction..

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https://www.discogs.com/Smokepurpp-Deadstar/release/11762725

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Chloé – The Waiting Room

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?
Dark diy electro with rock instrumentation

Moods
Can’t remember

Thoughts
A pretty OK uneven record. I like the longer rock numbers like it’s Sunday and brashov. Other tracks felt drawn out and not very strong.

I’ll credit her with creating a distinct character here. Feels raw and soulful; elements often missing from electro.

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https://www.discogs.com/Chlo%C3%A9-The-Waiting-Room/release/1077374

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Nas – Nasir

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

What’s it sound like?
Nas rapping over beats kanye crafted just for him.

Thoughts
Nas just doesn’t deliver here which is unfortunate as it feels like Kanye was stretching outside his usual to produce this just for Nas.

A weak spot in the summer of Kanye.

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https://www.discogs.com/Nas-Nasir/release/12141940

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Leo Kottke,Mike Gordon – Sixty Six Steps

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

What’s it sound like?
Technically proficient guitar (x2?), drum acoustic trio.

Thoughts
Hokey, clean blue grass.

Instrumentation is great, lyrics are crap; couldn’t get into it.

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https://www.discogs.com/Leo-Kottke-Mike-Gordon-Sixty-Six-Steps/release/4452734

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

What’s it sound like?
an indie rock band doing drunk late night lounge

Thoughts
Remarkably different than I remember the arctic monkeys, there’s something intriguing about the direction. After reading the wikipedia its clear Alex Turner is clearly inspired by all the right people. Production is gorgeous with that modern style where everything is turned up in the mix and makes for a rich listen.

I think the lyrics are the weak point: self indulgent, forced poetry that’s trying too hard to be weird. Its not bad but at best like a cult record I’ll enjoy as passive listening; unnecessary at worst.

I want to love this record, and believe I haven’t given it the full chance, but after two listens it still hadn’t set in.

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https://www.discogs.com/Arctic-Monkeys-Tranquility-Base-Hotel-Casino/release/11952906

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Rating: 2 out of 5