1 – Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes – B-
2 – beerbongs & bentleys – Post Malone – A-
3 – Daytona – Pusha T – B+
4 – Testing – A$AP Rocky – A-
5 – Invasion Of Privacy – Cardi B – A
6 – Love Yourself: Tear – BTS – B+
7 – Harder Than Ever – Lil Baby – B
8 – Goodbye And Good Riddance – Juice WRLD -0 B+
9 – The Greatest Showman – Motion Picture Cast Recording – C-
10 – KOD – J. Cole – B+
Comment: Seven out of ten of these albums are rap (not even hip hop), and all seven are good or better. This feels more and more like a golden age of rap, which is managing something exceedingly difficult: it is a pop form that is intermingingly with serious artistic skills. Watching several new rap stars over a long weekend, it is clear that on stage rappers play to the hits while on stage they play with the multi tracks to build unique soundscapes over unique beats. Meanwhile, Shawn was so good at Gov Ball I’ll have to reconsider the album.
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – June 1985 (Volume 17, Number 1)
Creem, at this point, seemed to be looking for new feeding hands to bite.
US Top Ten Albums Tracking 3-10-23 – 3-16-23
a potential top album of the year.
Dawes At Beacon Theatre, Saturday, March 18th, 2023, Reviewed
Refreshingly honest and considerate
Sneak Peaks: Upcoming New Albums 3-24-23 – 3-30-23
can they survive an entire album?
L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks March 20th To 26Th
Fleet Foxes are at the Belasco on Wednesday
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1985 (Volume 16, Number 12)
highlighting hair metal bands simply to make fun of them was more amusing than profitable
UK Top 10 Albums 3-17-23 – 3-23-23
In the US, Morgan will be pushing Miley out in a week or two but in the UK…?
A Superhero For Late Night TV Is On The Way
On his way to save the day… and the night
Robert Smith Is Fighting The Good Fight: Will Scalpers Always Find A Way?
How is Vividseats able to get around this technical problem?
Taylor Swift Began Her Latest World Tour Yesterday in Arizona… Here is the setlist
she really underrepresented her first ten years