‘Never Had A Choice’ hits hard

October 5, 2017 Jalen JenkinsJalen Jenkins

Detroit-based hardcore punk band Freedom has returned with another EP, Never Had A Choice. Following their first attempt at an LP, which fell a bit flat and suffered from a healthy amount of fluff, Freedom […]

The National delivers a pulsing dark LP

September 20, 2017 Jalen JenkinsJalen Jenkins

Ohio-based indie rock band, The National, aren’t known for their happy sunshine anthems. They are known for their moody, many times dark, soliloquies with a pulsing rhythmic backbeat and swelling, beautiful, instrumentation. They take influences […]

Blue Chips 7000 is a straight flush

September 16, 2017 Jalen JenkinsJalen Jenkins

Action Bronson has put out the third installment of Blue Chips series with Blue Chips 7000. This album has a 70’s funk vibe thanks to the production efforts of some A-List producers. Bronson, who put […]

“Black Ken” is a work of west coast art

September 8, 2017 Jalen JenkinsJalen Jenkins

Lil B has finally dropped his long-awaited mixtape “Black Ken.” First announced seven years ago, the album is what the enigmatic rapper calls his “first venture into hip hop” and his “first official mixtape,” although […]

Thundercat is thinking clear on ‘Drunk’

March 24, 2017 Jalen JenkinsJalen Jenkins

California native and bass player, producer and singer Thundercat latest output “Drunk,” his follow up to his 2015 EP “The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam,” was released on Brainfeeder in late February. This is the artist’s […]

Teen Daze soothes, but doesn’t soar

February 22, 2017 Jalen JenkinsJalen Jenkins

Columbia based producer, Jamison has released a new album, “Themes of a Dying Earth,” under the moniker Teen Daze. Jamison is known for making ambient electronic albums, some even based directly on books he finds […]

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