Kurt Vile & the Violators are at the Wiltern on Tuesday
Posts Tagged: Childish Gambino
her best song, and the best single of the year
hip hop hook of the year
“The symbol of your love is time”
Courtney Barnett is at the Greek Theatre on Friday
Parquet Courts are playing Music Tastes Good on Sunday
This Isn’t America, it isn’t even Black America, it is collegiate black studies 101
a terrific paean to loving who you want to love
The sound of Gay Teen
one part luddite and one part preservationist
a world in turmoil
the level of greatness here is astonishing
six weeks on top
the definition of a viral hit
that ubiquitous”Tools” sound
could it be the song of the summer…?
doesn’t just exercise the zeitgeist, it defines the zeitgeist.
owes so much to Kanye’s cut and paste song construction it makes Pedro as influential as 808s
I’ll be riding that wave for a while
Beyonce is head and shoulders above the rest with a ridiculous 750K + units moved at fifteen bucks a pop and no overhead, no publicity, all digital. Brooks is quite impressive with his non-digital release. It might be more last hurrah than new paradigm but as hurrahs go, I’m impressed.
Low key, ambient dubby sound with Charlotte’s whispery willow vocal all adding something desirable and sexy to the blues song. From her upcoming movie “Nymphomaniac” –a picture of which nearly crashed the website. Produced by beck, maybe she should get out more – B+
Give Me Strength Sessions ’74-’75 – Eric Clapton – The sessions from one of the great albums of the 1970s, a height of spirituality and passion Clapton has never come close to before and since and anything that adds to the story including a 1974 concert, is more than welcome – A
Not much going on here so if it boils down to R. Kelly versus Childish Gambino, there is no real choice though I might say that if Kelly ever had the opportunity to be more than an r&b bangerz machine, to be a Stevie Wonder like melody machine, that train left when he wouldn’t get out of the closet 10 years ago.