Kanye West — Yeezus ::

In the first two minutes of self-declared pariah Kanye West’s sixth album, he has already drawled, ‘I put ma dick in her maaaaaaaouth’. It’s little wonder people mock Kanye, unapologetic, misogynistic, incapable of lyrical or emotional evolution as he is. His one foray into baring his soul (2008’s 808s & Heartbreak) exposed his capacity for … Continue reading Kanye West — Yeezus ::

Kendrick Lamar — good kid, m.A.A.d city ::

That only a few great rap albums have been released this year should not diminish the strident, unparalleled brilliance of Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city. Lamar’s first LP, the independently released Section.80, was a violent rendering of his street-level LA environment and the many twisted channels navigated by its inhabitants in their search … Continue reading Kendrick Lamar — good kid, m.A.A.d city ::

Foreign Fields — Anywhere But Where I Am ::

Like many others Foreign Fields attached a fragile balloon to their debut and sent it aloft in hopes it caught an internet thermal column. Like thousands they’d recorded it themselves in their hometown, Wisconsin in this case, in an abandoned building, and they strung it with names intended to act as beacons: Bon Iver, Radiohead, … Continue reading Foreign Fields — Anywhere But Where I Am ::