Silent Digest: Main Albums
Since the beginning of the year, CupcakKe, Car Seat Headrest, U.S. received high marks from Pitchfork and the status of the “best new album”. Girls and these guys. You met them through the Black Panther soundtrack, where SOB x RBE, along with Kendrick, performed the rather strong Paramedic! Number, remembered by the audience as well as their sound, and the poignant panchas, like “New baby chop, let it sing, it’s a Drake nigga. ” Unlike many rap newbies, SOB x RBE do not try to exploit the trap sound and draw inspiration from the southern music of the nineties. Each of the participants perfectly manifested itself on the aforementioned “Paramedic!”, But on this album the chemistry between them is not felt.
Black Milk is an eminent representative of the underground scene from Detroit. His new album is the best of the previous collections of the artist, incorporating both gloomy, sad compositions, and warm, emotional numbers. According to Curtis, the record reflects the tension of society in a hectic social and political climate, and for this it uses the good old recitative, seasoned with rather eclectic bits, completely corresponding to his nickname.
It seems that Mick Jenkins decided to embody the idea of Frank Ocean, depicting his way to the recording of a new album. As you remember, Ocean released the visual release Endless, in which it compared the recording of a new material with the construction of a spiral staircase. The Chicago rapper realizes this idea in a different way – he releases a series of releases “or more”. It sounds as if unfinished pieces of compositions, which may be included in his next big album. The first stage was anxiety, now it was the turn of frustration, but the release spirit, and the flow of the performer remained the same serious.
Rating: 6.5 / 10
Tekashi69 debut project was one of the most anticipated events in the hip-hop get-together of the new school. A colorful character, vivid expression and crazy energy – these three components literally made the Brooklyn fricke a world-class star in just a few months. Now his video collects 100+ million views, and the tracks travel through the Billboard charts. 6ix9ine uses a very aggressive flow, but this is not enough for the mixtape to become a memorable event. “DAY69” is just a collection of new tracks from the artist, each of which is a hike to the previous one – no more than that.
Roman Litvinov remains faithful to the chosen style and presents a new batch of high-quality electronic music with a “boiler room” atmosphere that is not alien to him. The floating textures of the minimalistic sound palette, consisting of acidic bits and warm instrumental inserts, will bring love even in the frosty winter.
One of the most unusual promotional campaigns presented us a very interesting release from a close friend, Chance The Rapper. “World Wide .Wav” turned out to be cosmic, not only because it was released from the stratosphere, but also because of its recognizable futuristic sound. Towkio does not hesitate to use elements of gospel, make his own dance music, which, in principle, is not the first time used on the stage of Chicago. This guy doesn’t need charts, he needs another height.
The music of Nicholas Jaar has almost always been inconspicuous for Billboard and other similar ratings, and now, please, now the profile media could not keep track of his novelty. A.A.L is one of his side projects. The album “2012-2017” was released on February 17, but the press only found out about it a few days later, as was the case with the suddenly appeared rap release by Tom Hardy. The result was one of the most interesting electronic music albums that have been released in the last three months, thanks to the successful combination of house music, funk and sampling.
Lord Lu C N – producer from the party of Denzel Curry; “The U Album” is his first big release. The record is easily confused with another Curry project, as it reads here on half of all the tracks, also another MC – J.K. The Reaper, though not possessing the same recognizable flow, but being charged with a lot of punch. The rappers have successfully worked together with each other, and, apparently, took Lord Lu C N into their “family”.
Rating: 7.5 / 10
Andrew is like an excellent student trying to do all his music according to the genre’s laws: here are the straight barrels for you, here is the trap, there are still motivational tracks that do not carry any revelations and interesting thoughts, well, and where are the monosyllabic choruses that in the case of the Illymate, they are completely unmemorable. Of the truly original here, only Illuminate brand snobbery and occasional cross-references to Japanese culture and music that make Illunois a bit brighter.
Rating: 5.5 / 10