Saturday, December 24, 2016
NICE AS F*CK! : The Albums, 2016.
09/helado negro/private energy
His skin glows in the dark, shines in the light, empowers him to stand tall, shine bright. Shine bright like a diamond. Like the Tinsel Mammal dancer being embraced on the album cover up above. And on album number five, Helado Negro comforts and inspires by tapping into that private energy and projecting it back out at us to feed off of and vibe with. Combining the sounds and textures of his Ecuadorean + South Florida roots with the rich tapestries of lo-fi folk-pop, Helado's PE emits a calm, psychic energy that radiates from every track. It's the work of a man who is young, latin and proud, and eager to share this with you so that you too can reflect on the joy that comes from looking within and standing tall; fully aware of who you are, and thankful for that which has groomed you and shaped you, and gotten you to this point. his private energy. our private joy.
KEY TRACKS: young, latin and proud/it's my brown skin/we don't have time for that
10/car seat headrest/teens of denial
12/a tribe called quest/"we got it from here... thank you 4 your service"
14/nice as fuck/nice as fuck
15/childish gambino/"awaken, my love!"
17/parquet courts/human performance
19/devendra banhart/ape in pink marble
21/the julie ruin/hit reset
22/jessy lanza/oh no
23/junior boys/big black coat
24/majid jordan/majid jordan