Tuesday, December 27, 2016

NICE AS F*CK! : The Songs, 2016.

06/danny brown featuring schoolboy q/pneumonia

On Pneumonia we learn that Danny Brown can make 30 bands in 30 minutes. We hear how he was once prone to getting locked up on charges, but is no longer bout that life (he's too busy monitoring expenses across four bank cards from his crib in the forest with the deer in the yard for all that right now). We listen to him speak on his talents, and how he has half a key of raw lying inside his verses. How, like a surgeon with a scalpel he can (and most certainly does) bring a track to life. And we believe him and take him at his word, cause Pneumonia, like most Danny Brown joints, talks a lot of shit and backs it up right in front of you in real time as you listen. Pneumonia is another menacing & icy "if you don't know, now you know" sneer from Danny to every man, woman, and child who steps into his arena and dares to question his stature or authority. It's hip hop with no filter riding dirty atop a dark cacophony of sounds (bottles clacking, chains and fences clanking, the gruff of domineering canines, boots hitting the ground, Schoolboy Q's largely wordless taunts and grunts and nothing more), all going hard in the paint and showcasing why the flow, like man behind the mic, is indeed, sick like pneumonia.

07/frank ocean/nikes


09/blood orange/chance

10/jessy lanza/never enough

11/kaytranada featuring syd/you're the one

12/dirty projectors/keep your name

13/britney spears/private show

14/devendra banhart/fancy man

15/angel olsen/shut up kiss me

16/parquet courts/i was just here

17/badbadnotgood feat. samuel t. herring/time moves slow

18/of montreal/it's different for girls

19/nice as f*#k/door

20/flume featuring beck/tiny cities

21/the weeknd/false alarm

22/amber coffman/all to myself

23/bruno mars/that's what i like

24/car seat headrest/destroyed by hippie powers


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