Haven't done one of these in a while, so thought I'd just do a 5x5 for the past month.
Some really stand-out tracks on the new Rae album, some average tracks but overall really enjoying it. I'm absolutely in love with Crown of Thorns.
Liking the new Goldlink, nice groovy stuff as always. Not as good as AAT,WDT tho
Don't really understand the praise of the new Smino. Sure, there's some good vibes here and there, but it just feels so directionless, like there's not much depth to it.
Pretty disappointed with the new Gibbs tbh, glad there wasn't many tracks. That being said, the second half of 20 Karat Jesus is my beat OTY so far.
Just discovered Barrington Levy and it's great stuff. 80's dub stuff, you might recognise his distinctive ad-lib from Kanye's Don't Like remix, but it sounds so good when it's on his own stuff. ( It's at 1:06, if you want to hear it. Fuck, I forgot what a banga that track is, definitely one of the best songs on Cruel Summer.)
Age of Adz is the third Suf album I've properly listened to and probably my favourite. Adz>Illinoise>Carrie
Loving this new Cherry Glazer, nice indie rock with a bit of a bite.
Kicking myself that I haven't listened to Grover Washington yet, it's great stuff. It's just such fun, groovy jazz without being too fusion-y.
Was expecting more from my first time listening to the Dead. Some absolutely amazing songs, some of the most beautiful shit I've ever heard, but there's also some really bad ones that just sound like your average forgotten classic rock song.