Revisiting the Chattanooga rapper’s debut studio album, 4 years later

Source: Eugene Weekly.

Released back in September 2016, The Sun’s Tirade was Isaiah Rashad’s debut studio album with Top Dawg Entertainment. Following 2014’s Cilvia Tape Demo mixtape, Rashad came back into the limelight 2 years later with an album full of soulful production detailing his bouts with depression, self-doubt, and family. …

How Abel pulled off his cinematic masterpiece

Pictured: Abel Tesfaye, Source: Rolling Stone

“TONIGHT WE START A BRAIN MELTING PSYCHOTIC CHAPTER LET’S GOOOO” tweeted The Weeknd one late November evening in 2019. The eerie out of the blue announcement followed by the blurred, monochromatic picture of the artist would signify the start of his next album run. Little did we know that this…

A brooding and ambitious addition to the metalcore band’s discography

Source: Hysteria Magazine.

Originally scheduled to release back in October (on my birthday surprisingly) but pushed back to this January, Voyeurist sees Underoath tap back into their metalcore sound. It’s an intense album centered around uncertainty and existential bleakness. There’s an element of darkness that makes the album feel unsettling, like a ticking…

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I like to pretend I’m a critic.

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