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Ryo Fukui – Scenery

14-Aug-18

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? Proper Jazz piano trio Thoughts Solid and highly accessible jazz album. A mix of originals and standards, each feels perfect. Lyrical playing and agile without feeling over the top. Recommended. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Ryo-Fukui-Scenery2/release/7296774 Listen! Youtube Spotify Schema Info Ryo Fukui – Scenery Description: Album Review of […]

Pusha T – Daytona

13-Aug-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Some of the best modern rap Thoughts A+ kanye production, like he’s somehow worked in all his best attributes (soul samples, modern industrial electro) and gave him to pusha t. Pusha keeps getting better. Still talking a lot about drugs but it’s more approachable. Fewer choruses and more […]

Maynard Ferguson Octet – Maynard Ferguson And His Octet

27-Jul-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Big band with impressive trumpet Thoughts Just fine if big band is your thing More Info https://www.discogs.com/Maynard-Ferguson-Octet-Maynard-Ferguson-And-His-Octet/release/9193213 Listen! Spotify Schema Info Maynard Ferguson Octet – Maynard Ferguson And His Octet Description: Album Review of Maynard Ferguson Octet – Maynard Ferguson And His Octet Written by: stan Rating: […]

Yung Wu – Shore Leave

25-Jul-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Jangly 80s college rock. Thoughts An extension of the feelies, it’s a bit more chilled out than the feelies records I’m familiar with. Enjoyable but not essential, fans of the genre would enjoy but otherwise stick to the feelies. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Yung-Wu-Shore-Leave/release/6843280 Listen! Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO8OzaGpYBg Spotify Schema […]

Future, Young Thug – Super Slimey

05-Jul-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Future’s Atlanta stutter trap rap featuring young thug. Thoughts A solid outing, futures flow can get repetitive so it works well when he’s sharing a track with someone else. Young thug is going for it here, at times I feel he’s putting out too much material and wearing […]

Skipp Coon – Miles Garvey

07-May-18

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Vicious militant protest raps Thoughts Skipp’s taking aim at inequality, both financial and racial. While his raps are good the beats are exceptional, some of my favorite recent productions. The songs are on the shorter side but it works well as an album, making […]

Allan Kingdom – Lines

03-May-18

★☆☆☆☆ = Bad What’s it sound like? New school rap, materialistic bravado Thoughts Derivative and uninteresting, skip this one More Info https://www.discogs.com/Allan-Kingdom-Lines/release/11273550 Listen! Youtube Spotify

Pusha T – My Name Is My Name

20-Apr-18

⭐⭐⭐⭐ What’s it sound like? ‘ugly’ drug rap – raw and unflinching – featuring production from some of this generation best producers. Thoughts One of the best rap albums of the 2010s, Pusha T’s distinct aggressive style is in top form here. However it’s a love or hate kind of thing, so maybe not the […]

Curtis Harding – Face Your Fear

16-Apr-18

⭐⭐⭐ What’s it sound like? Truly soulful modern R&B Thoughts Face your fear is true r&b and an excellent example of how you can be a revivalist while taking a modern approach to make it new. The wa-wa guitar lines are done particularly well, creating a sultry sorta 70s feel. Face your fear, on and […]

Calvin Keys – Electric Keys

27-Mar-18

⭐⭐⭐ Guitar driven jazz with a strong blues lean. I like the blusier numbers like telegraph blues and the hernia but jazz tracks like love and innocence are also good. Solid outing from the great guitarist Calvin Keys. More Info: https://www.discogs.com/Calvin-Keys-Electric-Keys/release/11110364 Listen! Spotify: Youtube: