If the music we heard on Clapping for the Wrong Reasons makes it onto Childish Gambino’s next album, he’ll have something special on his hands.
We’re over halfway through the year so this is a bit late but I decided to do a “Best Albums so far” kinda thing. I don’t know what makes music magnificent but I think I have a decent grasp on what makes it good, so while this is a personal list, I think you’ll agree that these quality projects have been important to making 2013 a good year for music.
What you’re about to see is a list of 4 albums. I know, most lists are of 5 or some multiple of it but I realized as I was trying to make a list that I couldn’t shoehorn any album into 5. The difference between the 5th spot and the honorable mentions would have been negligible. That being said, HMs go out to Random Access Memories, Sunbather, Modern Vampires in the City, Kveikur, New History Warfare: Vol. 3, Tomorrow’s Harvest, Slow Focus, Long.Live.A$AP, AMOK, and Field of Reeds. None of those fantastic albums made the list. Click through to see what did.
I wish this whole J. Biebs “snub” thing was as simple as his music not being very good. Sadly, with nominations going out to Carly Rae Jepsen and LMFAO, we know that’s not the case.
Culture VI (via karlnova)
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately as I’ve been getting more and more into Drake. My tastes in hip-hop range from the extremely popular to the underground, from the old-school to the tumblr-core. Personally I’m sick of hearing hip-hop for the masses is ruining the genre. There is garbage out there but a shift in the genre shouldn’t be seen as a bad thing on principle.