St. Vincent’s latest full-length is her most experimental yet!
Schoolboy Q might not be an amazing lyricist, and his new album might have a handful of filler hooks, but Oxymoron also shows him riding a variety of beats with an impressive level of precision. Not only that, but a number of tracks here bring back the grit and vulgarity of 90s gangsta rap, and give it a progressive instrumental backdrop.
While Temples’ shows a sincere appreciation for psychedelic pop on their debut album, the band does very little to deliver novel ideas or exciting performances.
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Step Brothers’ Lord Steppington is a great mixed bag of chill flows set against b-a-n-g-i-n-g beats. Even the more subdued instrumentals bring heat. While some tracks pale in comparison to others, there’s a lot to love here.
While Tennessee rapper Isaiah Rashad proves himself as a capable spitter and lyricist on this project, it’s the storytelling, instrumentals, and choruses that are occasionally lackluster.