Uzzee, a London-based rapper, is just like his new EP, Evolution: stylish, artful and at times dark. He artfully blends multiple dark-rooted styles, and the result is a dynamic, earnest exercise that may give UK hip-hop the resurgence it needs.
Posted on August 28th, 2014 (2:00 pm) by Nick Manai
Cymbals Eat Guitars have a sound that is at the same time unmistakably their own and soaked in deep nostalgia for '90's indie rock. Their third LP, Lose, is more playful than its tightly nuanced predecessors but just as accomplished and finely tuned.
An album called American Soft should alert its listeners to its intense fascination with sensitivity and vulnerability. In fact, there's nothing remotely surprising or unnerving about Staples' new record. Such predictability would be an Achilles' heel on almost any other album but American Soft is so close to perfect at what it does, it never once gets boring.