What's really required of the pop artists we assume work to please us?
"We've got 25 guns, just to keep the population down."
The opening chorus on "Fill In The Blank" sets the subject, tone, and instrumental atmosphere for the rest of the sprawling album. You have no right to be depressed / you haven't tried hard enough to like it / haven't seen enough of this world yet / but it hurts, it hurts, it hurts, it hurts … Continue reading Car Seat Headrest’s “Teens of Denial”
Kendrick Lamar has always been soft spoken and thoughtful in interviews. He is always subdued. If he ever laughs, a bashful smile follows. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZTYgq4EoRo In this video, he is the exact opposite of bashful. He is in your face, dressed up as Uncle Sam, hopping off furniture in a mansion. He's at every turn, mouthing … Continue reading Kendrick Lamar’s “For Free (Interlude)” Music Video
Chance the Rapper, the witty, humble, deeply talented hip hop artist has just released his sophomore effort, Coloring Book. In 2013, Chance was launched into the limelight. His third mixtape, Acid Rap, became enormously popular, receiving critical acclaim, and giving him his well deserved breakout into the mainstream. Since then, he's collaborated with beloved artists Kanye West, … Continue reading Chance the Rapper’s “Coloring Book”
Radiohead is made up of songwriter and singer Thom Yorke, brothers Jonny Greenwood and Colin Greenwood, multi-instrumentalist and bassist, respectively, guitarist Ed O'Brien, and drummer Phil Selway -- producer Nigel Godrich should be mentioned, arguably as responsible for the band's sound as the band members themselves, having served as producer on every album since 1993's Pablo … Continue reading Radiohead’s “A Moon Shaped Pool”