Tuesday, December 11, 2018

"...got me in my feelings." : the albums, 2018.


22/young fathers/cocoa sugar

on cocoa sugar the three scottish gentlemen who make up young fathers have one goal in mind: “take em to church!”. and over the course of this album’s run time, the fellas work towards this goal with a fierce urgency. it’s there in each and every vocal performance, pushed to the front of the mix so that these rousing proclamations are heard clearly, and felt. it’s there in the gospel chorus at the end of album opener "see how:"; the entirety of "fee fi"; the holy wails that fill up "lord" ; that chorus on "holy ghost" (“JESUS CHRIST!”); the propulsive ferocity of album highlight "wow"; and  within every boom boom pow of the tribal like rhythms that are laced atop the rhythm & blues machinations that adorn this avant garde hip hop set. they say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. with cocoa sugar, a spoonful weighs a ton and gives you a release that you didn't know you were in need of.

KEY TRACKS:

in my view



fee fi



wire




23/pusha t/daytona


24/kurt vile/bottle it in


25/serpentwithfeet/soil

"...got me in my feelings." : the songs, 2018.


22/drake/nice for what



23/the voidz/pyramid of bones

24/azealia banks/anna wintour

25/pusha t/if you know you know

Monday, December 10, 2018

"...got me in my feelings." : the albums, 2018.



23/pusha t/daytona


pulling up in that new toy, wrist shining and waving (at who, boy? yeah, YOU BOY!), it’s push. king push. "mr. too rare amongst all of this pink hair". the trapper turn rapper morphing into a puff like figure right before our very eyes with that finesse and his daytona. like a walmart, it’s your one stop shop for (that fire and that heat and) crisp rap game excellence that's cinematic in scope with points to be made and grievances to address (all while riding around shining); not here to fuck around, chase some charts or go out of its way to please you. not in daytona, as it is made known early on: "this ain't a game or phase cause all that shit fades/this lifestyle's forever when you're made..." and after spending just under 25 minutes across these blistering seven tracks with little to no fade outs and ye back at it choppin it up in the studio by his side, we believe him. he doesn't need a globe to show you the world is ours, not when he has these beats, that presence, and these bars keeping his daytona afloat. get with the program, stay woke, or get out.

KEY TRACKS:

if you know you know



come back baby



infared




24/kurt vile/bottle it in


25/serpentwithfeet/soil

"...got me in my feelings." : the songs, 2018.


23/the voidz/pyramid of bones



24/azealia banks/anna wintour

25/pusha t/if you know you know

Sunday, December 09, 2018

"...got me in my feelings." : the albums, 2018.


24/kurt vile/bottle it in

at numerous points throughout bottle it in, the car wheels hit the gravel of an open road that seems limitless. and as the music plays, and the top comes down with you in the passenger, you quickly realize that if they did go on forever, he'd have no problem with that. wouldn't break his bones over it. such is the essence of kurt vile and his eighth collection of sun drenched open road reflections on love and life and shooting the breeze. a master of loopy, devil may care honky tonk, bottle it in is kurt in the zone with his hands on the wheel and time on his side, compelling you to put your feet on the dash and enjoy the view.

KEY TRACKS: 

bassackwards



rollin with the flow



check baby



25/serpentwithfeet/soil

"...got me in my feelings." : the songs, 2018.



24/azealia banks/anna wintour



25/pusha t/if you know you know

Saturday, December 08, 2018

"...got me in my feelings." : the albums, 2018.


25/serpentwithfeet/soil

he enters with a whisper and plants himself firmly, next to you. next to you with a love and an energy and these vibrant, operatic sounds and expressions that surround and consume you. present and level headed; clear and of sound mind; feet planted firmly in the soil. soil from which his love for you and his never ending quest for a little peace love and understanding, emanates. soil from which he stands tall to express himself. josiah wise, serpentwithfeet. young, queer, gifted, and black. here. rising from a crisp and assured foundation while bending the rhythm & blues to suit his gorgeously exquisite compositions, wants, and needs, singing like cherubim. open your heart as he has for you, and let him be heard. 

KEY TRACKS: 

wrong tree



cherubim




seedless


"...got me in my feelings." : the songs, 2018.


25/pusha t/if you know you know


Thursday, March 15, 2018

delicate.

a video.

starring taylor swift.


need a little time.

a video.

starring courtney barnett.


Saturday, March 10, 2018

in my view.

a video.

from young fathers.





vibin'.

of montreal.

sophie calle private game/every person is a pussy, every pussy is a star!