Travis Scott has always been an interesting figure because of the company he keeps. His music, which to this point had marginal flashes of a potent rap star lurking underneath, felt more interested in conveying a certain mood than individual thought. He wasn’t going to dictate how you felt; he’d reaffirm it. That he’s been a key contributor to albums from Kanye West and Rihanna, collaborated with Quavo on a full-length LP, and married into the Jenner family, had eclipsed his solo output to this point. Continue reading “Travis Scott makes the leap on ASTROWORLD”
High Notes is a running segment highlighting the best new music from the past seven days. This week’s installment focuses on music released from July 15 to July 21, 2018. Continue reading “High Notes: The Week’s Best New Music”
Black Panther OST
Most major motion picture soundtracks fall victim to special interests, the bottomline that any life the songs once may have had are sucked out of them. We had reason to believe the soundtrack to Black Panther would be different, thanks to Kendrick Lamar serving as executive producer, and with his trusted hands, the Black Panther OST does not disappoint. Having spawned two hit singles (“All the Stars” and “Pray For Me”) and an undying meme (“I freaked it”), it’s also one of the releases we’ll remember strongest from 2018. Continue reading “Mid-Year Report: The 10 Best Albums of 2018”
High Notes is a weekly look at the best new music worth your time.
Note: High Notes was off last week, so this week’s edition covers music released from June 24 through July 6. Continue reading “High Notes: The Week’s Best New Music”