Death Grips – Fashion Week (Instrumentals)

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

What’s it sound like?

Industrial instrumental electro, a modern house version of prime-NIN.

Thoughts
The instrumentals are fine Death grips fans will obviously miss MC Ride who is in all other death grips releases. Has its moments but nothing I felt like revisiting.

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https://www.discogs.com/Death-Grips-Fashion-Week-Instrumentals/release/6489505

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Ivy Lab – 20/20 Volume One

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

What’s it sound like?

Big bass

Thoughts

Too future trendy for me

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https://www.discogs.com/Ivy-Lab-2020-Volume-One/release/7686778

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Empress Of – Me

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

What’s it sound like?

Female fronted synth pop

Thoughts

All the pieces are there for me to love but this album just doesn’t do it for me, the songwriting felt dull and repetitive.

She’s got a fantastic voice so am curious to hear more.

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https://www.discogs.com/Empress-Of-Me/release/7421027

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4th Coming – Strange Things: 1970 – 1974

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening

What’s it sound like?

Funky bluesy r&b

Thoughts
A soulful thread is at the heart of this great album, weaving together a bit of everything from the era including folk and country (things I don’t usually like but are done well here). There’s not a bad track here, reminds me of a funky version of the band.

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https://www.discogs.com/4th-Coming-Strange-Things-1970-1974/release/7636866

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Raury – All We Need

★★★☆☆ = Good!

What’s it sound like?

A blend of pop, hip hop, acoustic songwriter, alternative, r&b

Thoughts

Instrumentation and songwriting is really good, he’s clearly plugged in given some of the features on this; points for pulling from the right influences. Engaged by the variety of styles, I enjoyed the first seven or so, he’s at his best when he’s evoking Andre 3000 ala forbidden knowledge.

I feel he needs a bit more time to grow as a lyricist as he raps about the right topics but lacks lyrical wit. The album is long winded and his altruistic preaching feels disconnected and unrelatable.

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https://www.discogs.com/Raury-All-We-Need/release/7835971

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Bryson Tiller – Trapsoul

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

What’s it sound like?

Radio friendly trap / hip hop / r&b

Thoughts

Can skip this one, nothing interesting happening here.

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https://www.discogs.com/Bryson-Tiller-Trapsoul/release/7567149

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Greeen Linez – The Calm

⭐⭐

I like a lot of the vaporwave ideas here but it’s just not very good now is it ?

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https://www.discogs.com/Greeen-Linez-The-Calm/release/8050408

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