Don Trip has definitely brought his A game in the rap world. I'm old school and had to get schooled on him via YouTube. He is definitely one of the new heavy hitters in the rap world. I just hate that this mix tape business in the rap genre is killing the value of rap music. It was cool when mix tapes where just that---a couple of mixed together hooks and beats just to give the fans something until the next album dropped. Now, these are full fledged albums (15 to 20 songs) that they give away for free, but the production cost is still the same. Anyway, I'm side tracked. Big props to Don Trip and continued success for him.
For some reason I expected this review to be about Fantasea, Azealia Bank's mixtape that was released this week. I'll keep my eyes peeled for that one next month.
King Louie has played longer but who's counting ! LOL Thanks JD
One of my favorite works!
Phlo, you've got a lot of catching up to do with Todd. I'd start with Songs for the Daily Planet and work your way through. Then hit youtube for some of his better solo stuff. That'll take a year or so. Then catch him at the shell this summer.
Grabbed 'em both, Chris, after reading your reviews. Bruce being Bruce warrants the grade, but the other? Well. There's a new Todd out there, and his name ain't Rundgren. I don't know how I've missed out on this guy, but I appreciate you letting us know he's out there (in more ways than one). Thanks, guy.
MY CONGRATULATIONS TO RIND sTARS. OF COURSE I HAVE A MOTHERS PRIDE INVOLVED. ALSO MY THANKS TO TOM JONES FOR HIS GREAT ABILITY TO PUT THOUGHTS INTO WORDS THAT MANY CAN NOT. WELL DONE ON ALL FRONTS
Only Ardent could spend 18 months releasing a 3-song live soundboard recording.
What makes it a "questionable" album type?
Some of Pauling's other music can be found on youtube by searching for "el pauling"
The “5” Royales were one of many 50s groups that created great music but were passed over because their original versions were too gritty for the pop charts. Lowman Pauling had a wild stage act, performing guitar acrobatics while delivering a wall of guitar sound. The music of the “5” Royales was covered Ray Charles, Mick Jagger and James Brown. Rockaeology at http://bit.ly/fxSYOl has the story of how Pauling’s pioneering use of intentional feedback and echo influenced guitarists like Eric Clapton.
Grandson, son by adoption.
How about a Grade: F- for artwork. yuck!
We now know that MIA doesn't write or create any of her own music. So exactly who are you giving a A to?
I loved it. Last Pale Light was the most played local CD in my car all year. My only complaint, I wanted more, more, more.
I love this album! I think Miranda Lambert will be around a long time, she is awesome! Her songwriting is amazing, and she is at her best performing live!
should have mentioned the inclusion of luke white's vocals on "Get It On"
re 38103: Hey I'm good with H Green. Jazz is cool...esp mid 50's style..San Francisco sound...Take Five.....
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