In “House of Balloons,” The Weeknd paints soundscapes of beaten-down basements and blurry memories, setting the standard for alternative R&B of the 2010s and beyond.
Top 3 Albums from the 2010s: Short Reviews
What is the 2010s if not the decade when we connected with each other most — whether through text messages, car rides, Facebook — and also felt the most isolated?
Reviewing My Spotify Unwrapped 2020 Stats & Top Songs Playlist
I react to and comment on my top 20 most played songs from 2020 according to Spotify.
Top Albums of the 2010s (#7): Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
This gem of an album distills decades of R&B, pop, dance, rock, and soul into 10 vibrant and poignant tracks.
Grammys 2019: Predictions for MAJOR Awards (General)
With 8 nominations in each of the four major categories, the race is more wide open than ever. Will female artists and rappers triumph?
2018: The Best Under-the-Radar Albums You Missed Out On
10 R&B and rap albums from 2018 outside the mainstream spotlight for you to discover. Featuring Joey Purp, 88Rising, Sophie, and more.
I’m listening to one new album every day for a year: January
I explored old-school hip-hop and EDM during January.
I’m listening to one new album every day for a year: December
Revisiting releases from earlier this year – 6 months down in my project!
Top 25 Albums of 2018
I aimed for a range of different subgenres and types within rap and R&B as well as pop and indie rock in my top 25 albums of 2018. Including Swimming, Voicenotes, Daytona, Isolation, and more.
I’m listening to one new album every day for a year: November
Great rap album releases this month, along with more experimental genres.
When to listen to Blonde by Frank Ocean: A One-Year Calendar
All together, the songs from “Blonde” make up the four seasons of the year.
I’m listening to one new album every day for a year: October
Exploring lesser known artists during October.
Best Albums of 2018 So Far
The seven best albums released before June 30th, 2018. Including names such as Cardi B, Janelle Monae, and Pusha T.