Into The Groovy: Top Album Tracks 9-14-18 – 9-20-18
Stan – 6lack – A “Stan” is an obsessive fan ala Eminem’s old classic, 6lack makes it a full on request to a girl to love him obsessively and it is the finest song on the album.
Worn So Thin – Alkaline Trio – They have a way with a pop punk song, pros at tunes and catchiness, and though it doesn’t always happen it does here where his apologies are what have worn thin.
Me Llueven – Bad Bunny, Mark B., Poeta Callejero – This is off a terrific various artists album Un Solo Movimiento which unites Puerto Rican and Dominican Republic artists over 60 songs, it covers a lot of Latin American genres as you might expect including reggaeton, trap, dembow, dancehall and R&B. Bad Bunny? This is trap as you might expect.
Loving Hands – Courtney Hartman, Taylor Ashton – Courtney’s finger picked guitar and Courtney amd Taylor’s close harmonies are lovely, the horn on the bridge a wonderful surprise.
Motto (feat. Lil Uzi Vert, G-Eazy & Mally Mall) – David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Lil Uzi Vert, G-Eazy, Mally Mall – Guetta’s excellent new album has one album that moves from pop to rap with ease, this is rap.
Ganja Baby – Black Uhuru – Catchy little ditty about loving the ganj
Autumn Town Leaves – Iron & Wine – Mellow roots track
Priorities – Jillian Jacqueline – Top country popper’s new EP is addictive, and this is the most addictive of the addictive: “It’s just a matter of time now honey before we lose our looks and money”.
24k Gold/Sanctified – Joey Purp, Ravyn Lenae, Jack Red – Part of the Chicago scene that gave us Chance The Rapper, this is rap as Gospel plead and pledge. “All we need is love, all we have is we”.
Holding (feat. Lil Wayne) – Lloyd, Lil Wayne – new r&b, Weezy sounds like Weezy.
Outlaw – Russ – That sample is very good, and Russ sounds topnotch, not crazy about his tone (that’s my biggest problem with him) but he flows with an ease the opposite of spitting.
Son Of A Highway Daughter – Ruston Kelly – A lotta hype surrounding this Americana guy, mostly overstated, but not on this strong song with an excellent a capella double tracked and doubled intro.