the past seven days i have listened to.
i’ve been listening to a bit of kate bush this week which frightens me as it reminds me of my mother. i am pretty sure it’s not cool to like the same music as your mother. it’s very great music for sleeping to on the train, apart from the bit on ‘hounds of love’ where there is a montage of people saying ‘wake up’, always scares the shit out of me. i know my mum will be gloating when she reads this as i used to HATE kate bush but maybe, just maybe she was right. just this one time.
i used to think that this guy’s music was rubbish, it’s not. it’s very good actually. when we shut the shop and pull a few hours after closing at work, i seem to be the one who sticks on the dance music and this has been the soundtrack to my after hours hard work.the weather has been getting worse and worse but my choice in music has become funkier and funkier. i am attempting to counteract the cold through good sounds in my ears.
as it’s coming closer to the end of the year and it’s going to be a pretty busy couple of weeks coming upon i have decided to unveil my album of the year awards a little earlier than usual. this year’s winner has had absolutely no competition whatsoever. a landslide if you will.
kendrick lamar – good kid maad city.
i’ve given quite a bit of thought to this album of the year decision and there is only really one winner for me. this album is absolutely incredible. i’m a big hip hop fan but not a big hip hop follower. i find that in order for me to really connect with a rap album it needs to have a narrative, i need to be able to understand and relate to what i’m hearing. i work in a shop, keep a pocket vaseline on me in case my lips get dry and look forward to edge magazine coming out. i find it hard to get any enjoyment out of bitches and bucks, cars and guns.
i appreciate that it’s a very lazy comparison but i haven’t connected to an album since i first got into ready to die by notorious big. yes, it’s not topics that i understand but it’s laid out like a autobiography to be listened to and kendrick has had one hell of a first 25 years of life.
2nd place - frank ocean.
3rd place - chromatics.
i was going to write about Live Long A$AP this week however i’ve only listened to it twice and don’t want to commit to a mini review just yet, it’s very good though.