2.) Kanye West – “The Life Of Pablo”
Say what you will about Kanye West. Yes, he’s a troubled artist who can really create classical and masterful albums. Yes, he’s a gifted producer. But “The Life of Pablo” is a fucking mess…and I mean this in the most honest way. Honest in a way that Kanye uses gospel beats and derogatory lyrics to create tunes that explore the absurdity of Kanye’s mind. Nonetheless, no one can shy way his memorable hooks on “Father Stretch My Hands Pt 1” and “Famous” Henceforth, West’s artistic vision is forever changing and we can just flow like his rhymes.
Top Tracks – Father Stretch My Hands Pt 1, Famous, Waves, Ultralight Beam, Freestyle 4
Florence + The Machine
“How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful”
After a three year hiatus from personal issues, depression and writer’s block, Florence Welch creates a captivating concept album that you can’t help but to cheer her on. What’s big about this album is the rise and defining sounds of hardcore guitars riffs as well as the volcanic vocals on Welch. What’s blue is how each song’s theme is riveting and striking that it will leave you to tears. What’s beautiful is the blossoming arrangements in the string, horn and percussion sections; the edge of perseverance, and the attempt to live life after moving on through depression on this magnificent album. Florence + The Machine also proved that within every sorrow and despair, there is always joy in their reflections.
Top Tracks: What Kind of Man, Ship To Wreck, Queen of Peace, St. Jude, Delilah