IDLES, in spite of all the post-punk noise, are relentlessly catchy.
Last week, Olson released his first solo EP as L. Martin titled Playful Enemy. While this EP is only 6 songs–a mere 20 minute listen–it certainly left an impact on me. To me, Playful Enemy felt like the process of healing. Recovery, you could say.
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Whenever these two collaborate, it is a hit. Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande are an unstoppable duo when it comes to very dance-y tunes. “Bed” does not disappoint. It has a sultry, yet playful sound. It is the perfect song to add to all of your summer playlists.
Honestly, I’m shocked these two albums ever came out in the first place, but here we are, and the results are mixed. Both albums were debuted via listening parties live-streamed on WAV, an app that I’d never heard of before Kanye tweeted about it.
Everyone’s favorite pretentious cynic is back with yet another existential, dread-inducing masterpiece. On June 1, singer-songwriter Josh Tillman released his fourth album, God’s Favorite Customer, as his sardonic alias Father John Misty. Already, the album has garnered acclaim with Pitchfork labeling it Best New Music, and Rolling Stone calling it a “Lennon-esque Pleasure”.
“Album of the year contender every year,” Pusha T boasted back in 2016 on a single that was originally intended for his third album. However, since his first solo album My Name is My Name in 2013, Pusha has only released three albums in six years and the last one, King Push—Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude, came out in 2015.
The music video is so full of allusion that if you watch it, you will just be reminded of the social struggle that currently exists. It is insane. When I watched it, my jaw dropped. It is so easy to see how we just dance around the issues that are so prevalent. You cannot ignore what Childish Gambino is trying to address. It is so apparent. We all send our “thoughts and prayers” but we are really just avoiding a resolution.
The Shadow Theory is symphonic power metal band Kamelot’s twelfth album, a third with newest vocalist Tommy Karevik. This album follows the previous one in turning from the dark operatic tones the band used to be known for to a more power prog metal tone better suiting Tommy’s lighter vocals, though it still maintains its symphonic roots. This album takes a faster pace, with lyrics that are catchier, if perhaps a little simpler, than usual for the band. While the album is not technically a concept album, it has a strong futuristic cyber dystopia theme throughout.
First of all, I’m not ashamed to admit that I stayed up for the midnight release of this. Kacey Musgraves is a top-tier road trip soundtrack, second only to John Denver, and since I drive from Fordham to my hometown in east Tennessee at least twice a year, I’m always looking for more Musgraves on my airwaves.