Top foreign nonformat albums
A bit late, but still publish our top for 2017 from the best foreign releases that do not have (or have a minimal) relation to hip-hop and are usually published…

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ROCK CLUBS OF LENINGRAD
Rock clubs as a phenomenon emerged in the Soviet Union under the very curtain of its existence, partially adopting the features of its Western counterparts, but on the whole became…

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Musical career
It’s no secret that a contract between a band (performer) and a record label is a wedding ring for a long time. The problem often lies in the fact that…

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Mnogoznaal – Hotel “Cosmos”

Albums are called synteypes (from the word cinema) for good reason – the performer believes that visual perception is important in his music, that is, the imagination, with which the listener will draw pictures in his head in Maxim’s scenes. But it is common for any film to end, and the Cosmos Hotel ends at the moment when it only begins to unfold before the listener. 25 minutes of timing is not enough, but it is better to do less and well than more and overdo it.
“In the hotel” Cosmos “cold and darkness” – a line that can be easily associated with something familiar. Surely, everyone remembers some abandoned building in his hometown, from which you, dear reader, were completely uncomfortable. Continue reading

XXXtentacion – «? (Question Mark)»

Tentacion has big ambitions and tries to create an important look around his albums, exposing the music to be thoughtful, extremely emotional and, most importantly, honest. You listen to the album, but it is very difficult to catch this very emotional state, because there is no solid vibe here – everything is cut into small pieces, which is why its mood resembles a timelapse of a raging ocean.
The main problem of the debut album XXXtentacion is considered to be its short duration and a meager set of words with the help of which the artist tries to establish contact with his listener. Continue reading

Loqiemean – «COWL2KA»

With the second “Agenda” it turned out more prosaic than with the first. Pure mathematical calculation: 9 tracks, 3 good, 3 excellent and 3 bad. Let’s figure out who is who.
A LITTLE ENTRY: For what (besides music) you really can respect and love Lokimin, so much for how sincere and open he is to his audience. Without false hypocrisy and pathos, he managed to create a unique biosystem within his STAI, bringing the listener-musician relationship to almost perfect condition in the era of social networks with the help of his Twitter. Despite the fact that Roma has not so many subscribers, compared to many stars of the genre of our days, their howls are louder than 30 thousand reposts and news about broken reposts, because they are devoted to their idol .. no, not an idol, but a friend, a real fellow like real dogs and willing to drown for his success free of charge, display the hashtag # Hang in social networks tops, distribute his tracks to all corners of the Internet, forcing all her friends to listen to the “Queen” and create such hype in the media field, what about the long-awaited exit the very same “poves2ki »Absolutely all Internet users will find out. Continue reading

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THE LONGEST ALBUMS
Perhaps artists can be divided into two types: some release fresh releases along with a fresh calendar, others make them wait for their new products for years. 2017 has already…

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M.I.A. vs. Everybody: how female rap fights the world system
Matangi "Maya" Arulpragasam - a girl born in London in a family of Tamil activists, famous for her daring deeds and remarkable talent. Singer, producer, clipmaker, designer, artist, rapper, loving…

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Enhancer, exciter and tube amplifier - what is in common?
An exciter (also called Exciter), also called harmonic exciter, psychoacoustic processor, enhancer and acoustic aural exciter, is a processing device used to harmoniously synthesize high-frequency signals using thin harmonic distortion.…

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