Maaaan, those new Kendrick tracks are fire. Really cool to hear some of his live-only tracks get a proper release, plus its kind of an interesting mix in terms of best and song selection. Untitled 2, 5 and 8 are probably my favorites right now. Those flow switches about halfway through and then near the end of 2 are fucking amazing. Basically yanked two flows that Drake uses heavily, then uses them better than Drake ever could and rips the beat apart. 3 is also cool, the beat gives me anxiety kind of, but Kendrick just flows over it so damn well. The lyrics also deserve a huge shoutout, but i kind of expected them to be good since we are mostly GKMC and TPAB throwaways and those albums were pretty stellar lyrically. It's been pretty incredible to watch him grow as an artist, but I think this helps cement him as one of the best pure rappers and lyricists in hip hop today. Crazy to think he is just really hitting his stride, weare likely witnessing a once in a generation artist. Might be a bit of hyperbole, but he is really polishing the potential he showed on OD and Section.80.
This is a compilation of (mostly) Nashville bands that just came out; I'm biased for sure but this is the coolest thing to come out so far this year imo. It's all over the place musically, and all good. Especially worth paying attention to are Idle Bloom and Watcher.
Anyone else check out the new Weezer album? I actually like it more than I thought I would on my first listen. There's not a whole lot of new ground covered, but it's way better than their last couple efforts.
I dig it a lot, but it is a little predictable. I am a lot more excited for the album now though, I was a little worried how Matt would fit. I think they definitely made the right choice to move forward without Tom.
I am so happy they followed it up with actual confirmation of an album this year. 7 goddamn years. I am fucking giddy right now. And after listening a few more times, it really sounds like a blend of the first three albums. It's not their best song ever, but if this, Mene and Sealed to Me are any indication, I think this album is gonna be great.
I haven't kept up with The Faint much, but that song got my interest.
Edit: Also just listened to the new Atmosphere song and dug it a lot, but i have a big soft spot for them.