December 7, 2015

Remember, Remember the 4th of December?

WOW. December 4th was an insane day for new releases. Some good, some bad, some just plain confusing. And of course, it's Monday, so I'm going to tell you all about them!

G-Eazy "When It's Dark Out"
Listen to: "Random," "Me, Myself, and I," "Sad Boy" 
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Young Gerald has done it again. Every song is a masterpiece in and of itself, and with combined with features from Khelani, Big Sean, Chris Brown, Too $hort, and others, "When It's Dark Out" definitely doesn't disappoint. In fact, I'm having a hard time putting into words just how good this album is... Go check it out for yourself.

Coldplay "A Head Full of Dreams"
Listen to: "Hymn for the Weekend (feat. Beyoncé)," "Fun (feat. Tove Lo), "Up&Up"
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This album is solid - but what I'm most impressed with is the collaborations with Beyoncé and Tove Lo. If "Hymn for the Weekend" isn't an instant hit, I will be very surprised. I've had this song on repeat since Friday and don't intend on stopping any time soon.

Kid Cudi "Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven"
Don't bother listening to any of it.
Apparently Kid Cudi was outraged that his newest released was labelled as "hip-hop"on iTunes, which is reasonable because "Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven" is certainly NOT hip-hop... I'm not really sure what it is. Regardless of the genre, I do not like Cudi's new album at all. It's alternative lo-fi rock, nothing like anything he's ever done before, and I don't think it's working well for him. I have no problem with artists switching up their sound - Fall Out Boy is one of my all-time favorite bands and they've definitely gone through a metamorphosis in the past 12 years. However, I personally think Kid Cudi is best as a hip-hop artist. "Dat New New" > this new rock sound.

Blackbear "Help"
to: "Don't Stop,"Oh Lord," "Verbatim," "Slide Thru," "Where Was U?..." just go ahead and put the whole thing on repeat
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So maybe this album was released November 27th instead of December 4th, but I couldn't ignore it. "Help" has skyrocketed into my top 10 albums in 2015. I highly recommend picking this album up when you grab G-Eazy's new release, because they pair together flawlessly. As if I wasn't excited enough to see Hoodie Allen in March, Blackbear will be there as well... I may just die of happiness at Stage AE.

More albums to check out:
We The Kings "Strange Love"
Walk The Moon "Different Colors EP"

Kygo "Stay" feat. Maty Noyes
GTA "Red Lips (Skrillex Remix)" feat. Sam Bruno

Side note: 3OH!3 (remember them???) released a new song last week as well. It's even worse than Cudi's new album and has an inappropriate title... listen at your own discretion.

Tune in to WNJR tonight at 10 PM for Bad Dance Moves where we will be playing songs from these albums as well as some other jams hand-picked by yours truly!