Lamar is one of the few artists in the music industry who truly captures the raw emotions and difficulties of living in a system of oppression.
Much of the album sizzles with a popping energy courtesy of Garratt’s piercing falsetto and an inclination toward a style that’s constantly changing.
Nelson’s voice doesn’t quite have the same energy as it did when he was younger, but it’s sure to please any fan of his, whether they are fans of country or just fans of the American songbook.
From start to finish, “I Like It When You Sleep” is strikingly different from the debut album, but The 1975 lets longtime fans know it’s still the same group from before through pretentious lyrics and beautiful compositions.
Lean’s third studio album, “Warlord,” is no exception. Released Feb. 25, “Warlord” is both an expected and refreshing mix of Lean’s signature, heavily synthesized sound. Throughout the album, Lean’s, monotone voice dominates each track, making the entire thing hard to listen to all at once.
This album is interesting on its own but is disappointing when compared to the band’s previous catalog. Many might find this album enjoyable, and it is at times, but longtime fans could find themselves regretfully wanting to listen to Animal Collective’s other albums instead.
Smoove Jones” is an expression of the singer’s passion for music through her lyrics. It is evident that this project was a labor of love for Mýa as it was independently made and self-funded, which demonstrates her profound effort and commitment to this craft.
Tracks like “Ultralight Beam” and “Real Friends” are superb, and the album’s themes of depression, marriage and fame are examined from various angles.
“My Wild West” documents Lissie’s recent triumphs and tragedies with her music career, and these struggles, although somewhat tiresome, produced some really inspired music.
After great anticipation, Wiz Khalifa released his newest album, “Khalifa,” Feb. 5, following his single “Bake Sale,” featuring Houston artist Travis Scott, released Jan. 21. Though the rest of “Khalifa” might not have lived up to the buildup that “Bake Sale” established, it is worth the listen.
Her latest album shows her development as a musician and points to where she is heading from here. Many of the songs are reflections of her trying to find her own path, and it is clear that she has done just that with this latest project.