reviews

Kehlani - You Should Be Here

The youthful blend of the pensive and the oh-so-excited that’s presented on "You Should Be Here" is the beginning of a signature Kehlani sound.

Oddisee - The Good Fight

Oddisee crafts a complex, beautiful, and joyful ode to the reality of things in "The Good Fight."

Murs - Have A Nice Life

Murs shows maturity and doles out wisdom on his Strange Music solo debut.

Jeremiah Jae & L'Orange - The Night Took Us In Like Family

This album from Jeremiah Jae and L'Orange has the makings to earn its own cult following.

Bishop Nehru - Nehruvia: The Nehruvian EP

"Nehruvia: The Nehruvian EP" is a concise collection of music that acts as an hors d'oeuvre while Bishop Nehru puts the finishing touches on his debut LP.

Snoop Dogg - Bush

"Bush" channels the 70s party sounds of Snoop Dogg and Pharrell's youth, but is not without its troubles.

Audio Push - The Good Vibe Tribe

"The Good Vibe Tribe" deliver on their promises of colorful bars abut by groovy production.

Hiatus Kaiyote - Choose Your Weapon

“Choose Your Weapon” is the future-soul quartet’s musical odyssey filled with beauty and delightfully unexpected turns.

Tech N9ne - Special Effects

The Hip Hop veteran delivers everything we expected from him: party anthems, rapid-fire rhymes, and songs with crossover appeal.

Shlohmo - Dark Red

"Dark Red" is a brooding descent into the aimless rage of the modern world.

Raekwon - Fly International Luxurious Art

At times the style is frayed, but Raekwon does a good job of balancing radio-friendly Rap with material his diehard fans crave.

Yelawolf - Love Story

Yelawolf's "Love Story" is a mixed bag of multiplicity all pining for attention at once, but only one can win at a time.

Red Pill - Look What This World Did To Us

The scene opens on Red Pill confronting his demons, and ends in Bukowskian fashion, with no answers whatsoever save hope.

Young Thug - Barter 6

Despite being Hip Hop’s most polarizing figure, Thugger stakes his claim as “New Atlanta”s best.

Bodega Bamz - Sidewalk Exec

"Sidewalk Exec" doesn’t push the envelope, but does establish Bodega Bamz as a voice to watch out of New York.

Tyler, The Creator - Cherry Bomb

"Cherry Bomb" is an onslaught of airborne synths and gnarled stabs, the explosive instrumentals and Tyler's unabashed love for music shines through.