Review of St. Vincent’s St. Vincent

Why other albums tend not to matter now… It’s been over two weeks now since I’ve been listening to this album over and over and over again. And to be frank, I’ve haven’t felt like this since a teenager where album tracklistings would be on…

Ambition – Wale (SR3 Album Review 2011-37)

Wale puts together a major, sophomore release that shows longevity to come along with his ambition. Whether it’s coming off serious or being boastful in a club banger, Wale will hang with all of them. Just as Kanye used that word “ambition” in “Gold Digger”,…

CAMP – Childish Gambino (SR3 Album Review 2011-36)

I’m not gonna hide it. This is the best rap album I’ve heard in the longest time. You’ll never listen to rap music the same way again and that’s a major accomplishment from an actor whose day job is being an ensemble cast member of…

Ceremonials – Florence + the Machine (SR3 Album Review 2011-35)

Florence Welch has cemented herself as a distinguishable and formidable vocalist in today’s pop music. And with her group’s second album release, Ceremonials, it is clear that Florence + the Machine currently possess the anthemic power that usually takes decades for other bands to achieve….

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (SR3 Album Review – 2011-34)

After reading Chuck Klosterman’s interview on Noel Gallagher in Grantland, it’s clear only to me that the antics with his little brother and the media firestorm have underrated Noel as a brilliant mind of music. Beady Eye was a valiant attempt by Liam to show…

Veronica Falls (SR3 Album Review – 2011-32)

Though “melodious” indie noise pop has kinda rendered itself locked into an 80s archetype that the grungy distortion-heavy 90s laid waste on, it’s good to finally hear a fresh, new band take a step forward into a musical realm that calls for a simple formula…

The Wonder Years – 9th Wonder (SR3 Album Review 2011-31)

9th Wonder is one the best producers out there that non-hiphop heads probably never heard of yet. Someone who takes a more deep-soulful approach to the K-West production formula, very few beatmakers make you go “Ooooooo”, but if you’ve heard his cuts for Little Brother,…

Charity Starts At Home – Phonte (Album Review 2011-30)

Ever since discovering Little Brother’s “The Minstrel Show”, no rapper has ever been able to tell it how it is like Phonte. This multi-talented artist (rapper and r&b hook singer) possesses the true self-prospective wit that artists like Kanye West try to claim but simply…

The Whole Love – Wilco (Album Review 2011-29)

At first find, the anticipation for The Whole Love wasn’t really that high when you come to consider that Sky Blue Sky and Wilco (The Album) left a standardized taste in your mouth that didn’t leave you screaming about something amazing. But on the first…