Ye – Album Review

On the aptly named “Ye” we are given an abbreviated version of the polarising and ever-ambiguous figure that is, Kanye West.   The greatest art is birthed in the depths of the greatest adversity and throughout history the artist has performed the role of ‘the conduit’, a vessel for which personal and societal adversity can…

Unplugged Headphones: The Only Thing (Dave East)

  “NOTHING IN THIS WORLD CAN COMPARE TO THE MUSIC”   According to the “most played” category on my phone, this song is the song I’ve listened to more than any other (partly because I fell asleep with it on loop that one night but that’s neither here nor there). This song is put together…

Daytona – Album Review

Pusha T’s third studio album is the audio equivalent of a thin steak with garnish and minimal dressing; light, refined, well-done, but not enough to walk away from the table feeling full. “YOU CAN NEVER DO WHAT I DO BOY”     Just In Case You Forgot. In the opening lines Pusha T re-establishes the…

Unplugged Headphones: An Introduction

Welcome to “Unplugged Headphones”, a series of posts where I let you into the soundtrack to my life (a bit dramatic I know). On any given day you’ll find me with my headphones in, listening to music, blocking out the world around me whilst simultaneously creating a world of my own. This is the music…

There’s A lot Going On – Album Review

“Vic Mensa sold out”…. ” I miss the old Vic”…. “What happened to Vic?!”… these are but a few of the comments you’ll find under any of Vic Mensa’s post-2014 releases. It’s fair to say that his transition from Chicago indie band member (‘Kids These Days’) to burgeoning hip hop star hasn’t received the warmest…