Tag: 52 Albums
52 Weeks, 52 Albums: December
A year ago I resolved to listen to one album a week for 52 weeks. Now we’re at the end of that goal and I’m glad to say I met it successfully. Here’s a quick wrap-up for what I listened to this month. I’ll write a retrospective piece on the whole thing in a few…
52 Weeks, 52 Albums: October – November
October through November was a time of transformation for me. I quit my job at The Malibu Times and got a position at DailyVoice.com in New Jersey. I drove from one coast to the other, which took roughly 40 hours of driving total. That allowed a lot of time to listen to music. Unfortunately the…
52 Weeks, 52 Albums: September
I appreciated my listen of Big L’s Lifestylez ov da Poor and Dangerous because it made me realize just how much I appreciate cleverness and lyricism in rap. There isn’t a lot of technical trickery going on, but I didn’t really need it. He’s a straightforward rapper who focuses on the fundamentals and they’re very…
52 Weeks, 52 Albums: August
I’m not going to bury the lead: I think this album is disappointing. I’m a recent Ocean fan, considering I documented my discovery of Channel Orange just a month ago, but I could immediately see the appeal of Ocean’s artistry and why this album was so anticipated.
52 Weeks, 52 Albums: March – April
I’m going to hit the keys on this keyboard and ramble out some views on these albums I listened to in the past two months.
52 Weeks, 52 Albums: Death of a Bachelor
It’s 2016, I’m listening to 52 albums in 52 weeks. For more info on what this is about, read this. Why did I pick this album? First let me apologize.I’m sorry I included Death of a Bachelor on this list, which is by every standard an unremarkable album. If you’re someone who is following this…
52 Weeks, 52 Albums #4: Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
Unfortunately the Black Star doesn’t shine that bright. At least, for me. The remaining songs couldn’t hold a candle to the impressive first performance. I’d be interested to see how both artists’ careers developed in the future as the whole genre shifted toward more production-focused albums, but for me, this style of rap (or Hip…
52 Weeks, 52 Albums #3: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
I think it’s obvious that music is a lot more diverse today than it’s ever been, and it’s probably moronic to criticize the past for not being as modern as the present, but it’s just as moronic to award the past today by the past’s standards.
52 Weeks, 52 Albums #2: Give Up
It’s 2016, I’m listening to 52 albums in 52 weeks. For more info on what this is about, read this. Why did I pick this album? Give Up was recommended by one of my Facebook friends when I asked people to suggest albums that “changed their life.” I knew when I asked this question people…