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 under our regular column #Neformat.
Gord Downie – Introduce Yerself
October 17, died Canadian musician Gord Downey. His death did not come as a surprise, because back in May of 2016, he was diagnosed with brain cancer in an advanced stage. A week after the death of the artist, his latest album “Introduce Yerself” (“Imagine Yourself”) was released, and he began working on it with the frontman Broken Social Scene after learning about the impending death. As it becomes clear from the introductory part – the disc is entirely composed of elegies, so that depression and melancholy come through from every line, every word and chord. Continue reading
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.
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The first half of the 2018th gave us a large number of large-caliber releases from leading rap players, many of whom brought their projects to the ideal for years. But in the second half of the 2018th promises to be no less (if not more) saturated with interesting albums. For example, Kanier West’s 8th longplay will be released this Friday, his joint EP with Kid Cudi will be released in a week, his latest album is scheduled for release at Childish Gambino, and long-term construction from 21 Savage, Drake and Nicki Minaj will be released in the summer. Therefore, in this article we have collected all known information about the most interesting releases of the second half of the year. Continue reading