Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Disclosure: Settle. Review Sketch

year: 2013

tones of: sbtrkt, jessie ware, burial

genre samples: house, disco, electronica, dance, r&b, garage, pop

music: warm, rippling, sprightly, playful, emotive, fluid, high energy, sparkling, dance infused, charismatic, bright, bouncing, infectious, wavvy

favs: when a fire starts to burn, latch, white noise, stimulation, you & me, january, help me lose my mind

nb: this is very much a pop album (vocals, lyrics, song structure) as it is an electronic one

score: 8/10

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Jay-Z: Magna Carta Holy Grail. Review Sketch

year: 2013

tones of: jay-z, kayne west, kid cudi

genre samples: hip hop, trap music, r&b, dubstep, rock n roll 

music: spacious, modern, sparse, detailed, futuristic, unpredictable, artistic, banging, up tempo

lyrics: serious, focused, ambitious, professional, measured, luxurious, all business, solid

favs: picasso baby, 
f*kwithmeyouknowigotit (straight up banger), f.u.t.w. (lyrical quality), somewhereinamerica, jay z blue, nickels and dimes

note: this reminds me of the black album. solid lyrics and elite, forward thinking beats. arguably not as compelling overall as kanye's yeezus, but nearly as good.

score: 7.5/10