Aleph has some pretty hard-hitting tech house highlights, but most of the subdued tracks just simply aren’t as engaging, and only seem like they exist to balance out the aggressive moments here–a lot of which sound very similar.
Cali rapper Hopsin has a tight flow and rhymes that don’t mince words. While I like the more hard-hitting tracks on this new LP of his, there just aren’t enough of them to balance out the sickening melodrama that happens on a great deal of this new LP’s songs.
Southern rap titans Three Six Mafia are back under a different name–and with a slight lineup change–but that hasn’t stopped them from pulling together one of the rawest, grimiest mixtapes to drop this year.
The new Sadsic album is one of the heartiest collections of beats that you’ll come across this year, featuring over an hour’s worth of psychedelic, kick-heavy odds ‘n’ ends.
Californian singer and model Sky Ferreira’s full-length debut leaves a lot to be desired outside of the album’s handful of enjoyable pop songs.
Demented and hellish, the new Soupcans EP does not mess around.
The new Moonface record not only features a simple display of Spencer Krug’s vocals against his incredibly refined piano playing, but it’s also the Canadian singer-songwriter’s most personal record yet.
Art Pop is easily Lady Gaga’s most eccentric and colorfully produced album yet. However, she still doesn’t go far enough to keep her very radio-friendly band of pop interesting for an entire album–especially when it comes to lyrics.