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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Who will protect the music?
The author of the article "The Age of Electronic Music" believes that the music for acoustic instruments, the highest achievement of which he considers symphonic music, is in the past.…

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"Long.Live.A $ AP" after 5 years
Long.Live.A $ AP, released exactly five years ago, is an extremely rare example of how a young promising artist managed to sit on two chairs at once. Usually, guys like…

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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

Kanye West & Kid Cudi

Kanye, having lost the responsibility for his words in an infantile manner, recorded, together with Kid Kadi, an album about how catharsis and liberation make us return to childhood. Having ceased to defend their freedom in the world around them, they recorded seven gospel ballads about the struggle for internal freedom, the struggle against personal demons.
At the end of April, when Kanye was tweeting and making public round-the-clock, I wrote a short note that he was a “free” person in a certain sense, mainly because he was not responsible for his words. By chance it somehow happened that for his two plates (“Ye” and “Kids See Ghosts”), released this month, the topic of freedom turned out to be central. Continue reading

Sympho-electronic music
Electronic music is music whose creation uses electronic musical instruments and technology. Electronic music consists of sounds that are formed using electronic technologies and electromechanical musical instruments. Examples of electromechanical…

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LEGENDARY POST-PUNK GROUPS
It happens that the fashion for old things is back. This happens with music. Recently, post-punk is gaining increasing popularity, starting with narrow circles, and, gradually, capturing all the new…

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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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