Album Review: Mapei “Hey Hey” (You got my Attention)

Amazing Album! Well worth the wait.  We first heard of Mapei  when she released her single “Don’t Wait” in 2013 and that in itself was a hit. “Don’t Wait” had fans wanting more and she delivered with “Hey Hey”.  I had two favorites out of this 12 track album which is not bad, for I am picky. Her style is R&B pop which kinda reminds me of M.I.A because she also raps on this album, a gurl of many talents. “Change” and “Keep It Cool” are my two favs on this  album. The song “Change” is an empowering track with uplifting vibes makes, you feel like you could climb that mountain and start your own montage. “Keep it Cool” is a slick track with many wonderful different elements to it. I feel like it takes you on a journey and from beginning to the end it was a cool ride. I would not buy the whole but would purchases handful of tracks.

Album Review: Niykee Heaton “Bad Intentions” (and I dont mind)

Dope album Nikyee I am in like with it.  Her style of music is R&B with hip hop swag swirled in it.  Another white girl who is doing the genre justice. Rihanna make room, Nikyee could be coming up through the crowd. One of my favorite tracks from the album is “Champagne” It has a Rihanna feel to it but not to much to get the impression that she is mimicking her. Nikyee also has a slow jam called “Bad Intentions” which is produced and done really well. Her voice sounds excellent on it as well. I could picture me just sitting on the porch and someone is braiding my hair. The album only has six tracks but honestly I like them all. They are quality and produced well, kudo’s  to whoever engineered, wrote and banged out these tracks. I would definitely buy this album.

Single Review: Jessie J “Burnin Up” but is it really….?

Jessie J new Single “Burnin up” is cute but it feels kindaaaaa, how you say basic to me…I mean she has an amazing voice, I know she can do better. Sure I can do a little two step to this track on the dance floor but im not wasting my best moves on it if you know what I mean. I know she has another “Bang Bang” in her if you will and if I remembering correctly that song stayed on the top ten billboards for weeks. you can do it Jessie  I believe in you.

Album Review: “This is All Yours” by Alt-J

Alt-J is an indie rock band from London. This band has three members in it and their style of music to me seems like bedtime rock and roll. The song’s on this album is not necessarily boring but does make you want to lay down in bed and relax. The more upbeat songs like “Every other Freckle” is truly awesome the drums are soul moving and the guitar is quiet yet present, very intricate but tasty yah dig. “Left Hand Free” is another track that I like and can Jive too. I can picture myself on a porch somewhere drinking lemonade and jamming to this tune. It has a southern backwater feel to it and its done rather nicely. All the other tracks on this album is sleepy time.  I should warn you, do not play this album while you’re driving because you can end up in a accident falling asleep behind the wheel.  This is All Yours is a well made album and brilliantly engineered. I wouldn’t personally buy it, just a few songs but I say it’s perfect if you have a hard time falling asleep this album is almost as good as nightquil.

Single Review: Kendrick Lamar “I”

This is Kendrick’s first single release since his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city” which was a smash hit two years ago.  His new Single “I”  Has an old school touch to it using samples from the Isley Brother’s “Who’s That Lady”. It’s a decent song nothing really wow about it. I honestly expected something greater from Kendrick, being that this is his first new single in two years. With that being said the Song “I” does have a powerful meaning behind it which suppose to show the importance of self love in a chaotic environment… a 2014 version of Maya Angelou’s  “Still I Rise.” That’s Kendrick for yah. I am still interested to see what he is going to release next.

Song Review: Calvin Harris “Blame” feat. John Newman

Calvin Harris as we all know is an amazing music producer and songwriter. Now with that being said his new song “Blame” is pretty cool. The drops are heavy and makes you want rave out for the few seconds. This song is very up and down in tempo, a well enjoyed ride.  John Newman’s vocals are the perfect ragged frequency for this particular song as it blends well with the arrangement of instruments and synths that are being played. I first thought this song was just ok…nothing really bad, nothing really good but the more I listen to it the more I liked it but I havent listen too it enough to say its my favorite. Still, I would enjoy it if it came on the radio or spotify.

Album Review: “Be Impressive” The Griswolds

The Griswolds is an alternative rock pop band from Sydney Australia and I…I…I love them! There are a great band. Their sound is modern and not cheesy. Their new album Be Impressive  is exactly that, impressive. Dare I say I like every track on this album. “16 years” “Beware the Dog” “Down and Out” “Be Impressive” are all my favorites! I could without a doubt name more tracks, because this album is that dam tasty.  The arrangements to the melody’s, vocals and rhythm are amazingly done like the best cocktail drink I ever had. Honestly I felt joy just listening to Be Impressive.  I hope this band does great because I feel its well deserved. I would for sure bye this album the replay value is high and I could see this being played anywhere from a BBQ, house party’s or just waiting in line at Starbucks.

Album Review: “Worlds” By Porter Robinson

Wow…I mean really? From the very first track I heard, I knew this was going to be a banger. The song “Divinity” with Amy Millan Had my head bobbing uncontrollably. The synths, the samples and Amy’s vocals is an incredible blend of sounds that makes this track great and that’s just  the first song off of Worlds. Its hard to believe that this kid is only 22 years old. I have to say that’s some talent. His ear for music is something special. “Sad Machine”  Is also great, its an upbeat/chill song which feels like a journey from the beginning to the end. An empowering blend of rhymes that makes you want to climb a mountain. “Fresh Static Snow” is also another favorite of mine. Its a grunge synth type song with essence of the movie “Drive” put into it. Makes you want to go out and buy a leather jacket and get into a knife fight…ahh the good ole days. “Polygon Dust” another of favorites gives you the same feel as “Sad Machine” but this time with Lemaitre on vocals which its definitely a added bonus. Over all I love this album and I would buy it. I could see this being played at clubs, house parties or speeding down the highway.

Album Review: “The Voyager” by Jenny Lewis

The Voyager is a mixture of things. Its a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll and some Indie pop thrown into it as well. I applaud Jenny for trying a little bit  everything… now with that being said I can’t say I love the album although it has a nice variety of music genre’s mixed in, it’s not ground breaking. Almost every song is mediocre at best. Her vocals are not my favorite, on some tracks it felt like she sang out of key or couldn’t quite hit that note right but I did really like one song out of the ten on The Voyager. “She’s Not Me” was my favorite. The smooth lyrics and catchy melody did it in for me. It was sweet on the ears and I enjoyed listening to it. I could possibly listen to this track a few times without getting tired of it. Would I buy this album? No. Would I buy a song? Maaaaybe “She’s Not Me” I would purchase but other then that I am not a fan.

Album review: “Reboot” by Milkman

This high octane album is perfect for a rave or an out of control birthday party. The synth heavy tracks unleashes a wave of upbeat noise that would have you literally jumping. My favorite track is “Underwater” which is right there in the middle. Its gets crazy but not too crazy and the vocals from Kelly Sweet is a joy to listen too. I have no quarrels with any of the tracks on this five song album. Reboot is pretty much just party jam, get wasted, loose your mind ordeal. I would not buy the album of fear of getting tired of these songs quickly. Their is no longevity in any of these songs but great to listen too just for this summer and this summer only. All the tracks lack the ability to appeal to the masses but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.


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