Review: Modal Soul – Nujabes

2005 This album certainly isn’t bad, but I’ve listened to it about three times through and I can’t get into it. I don’t know what it is. The ingredients are good: well-constructed beats, an eclectic range of influences including jazz, hip-hop, rock and some Latin thrown in there, some solid enough vocal performances from guest … Continue reading Review: Modal Soul – Nujabes

Review: Graduation – Kanye West

2007 “People talk so much shit about me at barber shops, they forget to get they hair cut,” raps Kanye West on “Everything I Am”. I can’t say I ever forgot to get my hair cut, even if you’d think so judging by the mop I was rocking in my teenage years. But I definitely … Continue reading Review: Graduation – Kanye West

Review: Nancy & Lee – Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood

1968 I've always liked Nancy Sinatra's voice, but I was surprised how well Lee Hazelwood's complemented it. The two seem to have real chemistry despite the story that this album came about after Frank Sinatra asked Hazelwood to do it to jump start his daughter's career. There's a nice range of songs on the album, … Continue reading Review: Nancy & Lee – Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood