@@@ Calvin Harris: Slide (Sony, 2017) Featuring Frank Ocean and Migos out of Atlanta Calvin Harris returns with a cheesy disco biscuit for the masses. Lord Frank Ocean needs a Red Bull or something and if you’re looking for a sonic burrito of watered down soft dance sounds Calvin hook you up yo! The Migos raise the temperature a bit but this is oxy-disco. Yikes.
@@@ Zeal & Ardor: Devil is Fine (MVKA, 2017) Blurbed as a mash of black metal and blues, I’ll believe it when I see it. This first tune has only the slightest bit of metal in it. Let’s peep some more of this. The second tune gets a little darker but these guitar tones that they’re using as black metal are kinda limp. I like this third tune Sacreligium I as it combines some fat bass with some manic glitching. I like this all right but I wish the tunes were stronger.
YTD recordings listened to: 133
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 73
Not good music: 41
Honorable Mentions: 0
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