Saturday, September 20, 2014

Michael Jackson- Thriller (1983)

Why did I review the album?  Needed something that I knew I would like
Did I like it? Well…Yes
Will I listen again? It’s one of my favorites of all time.
 Thriller is a compact album at nine songs, but it packs as much punch as albums twice its length. Because it’s so short each song carries much more significance. It has something for everyone, There are danceable tracks (Wanna Be Startin Something, P.Y.T.,) creative tracks (Wanna Be Startin Somethin, Thriller) and some really solid pop (Baby Be Mine, P.T.Y.
My Favs
3. The Lady in My Life
2.  Thriller
1. Human Nature
Overall Rating: 5/5 Spins

Monday, September 8, 2014

50 Cent- Animal Ambition (2014)

Why did I review the album? It won the poll for August
Did I like it? No
Will I listen again? No
This album has no energy whatsoever. The end result is that he sounded extremely disinterested in the stories he was trying to tell. And, if he doesn’t care about the story, why should I?

I do like the beats on this album. Most of them are chill and toned down, an interesting choice for someone that is an extravagant lyricist. It’s a shame these beats are wasted on bad lyrics and horrifically bad delivery.
My Favs
3. Winning Circle
2. Hustler
1. Twisted
Overall Rating:  2/5 Spins

Monday, September 1, 2014

Common- Nobody's Smiling (2014)

Why did I review the album? I like Common
Did I like it? Indifferent
Will I listen again? No
This is the first time I’ve disliked an album without taking issue with the headlining artist. I take issue with the features on the album. Simply, they aren’t good rappers. Some needed to work on flow, others used chopped rapping which I am not a fan of. If there were only two or three features on this album, I wouldn’t mind, but there are several.   
Common’s formula hasn’t changed much. It works in fine form here. In my opinion it’s the features that destroy the album.
My Favs
3. Young Hearts Run Free
2.  Real
1. Rewind That
Overall Rating: 2/5 Spins