March - May Playlist
All of the music I was loving throughout March, April & May 2016 in one playlist.
The highly anticipated &
If like myself you listened to their first album so much you could recite it backwards in your sleep, you'll notice clever references to it in the lyrics throughout this new record. To me, that's a really cool feature and I don't think I've ever seen self-referencing done to this degree of quality before. Definitely worth watching out for!
Stand out tracks are This Must Be My Dream and The Ballad of Me And My Brain but my personal favourite so far is Somebody Else.
Another long awaited album, The Life Of Pablo didn't take long to impress me either. I can't say I'd place it above The College Dropout but to be fair, it would take a lot to do that for me! It handles the theme of faithfulness in both a marital and a religious sense, served with a side order of topical issues & seasoned with the braggadocio we've come to expect & love from Kanye.
Ultralight Beam deserves to be named best song of the lot but tracks like Feedback and FML follow closely behind.
Views is an album that came with a lot of hype. Now don't get me wrong, I love Drake and I've been a fan since way back, it's just that Views doesn't make me feel the same way I do about his previous bodies of work like Take Care and Nothing Was The Same do. That said, there's good lyrics and good production so credit where it's due, maybe it's just gonna take a while to fully grow on me. If I'd had any creative input on this album I'd have given The Weeknd a verse on Keep The Family Close. I get serious Abel circa the Trilogy album vibes from it!
Other songs I would recommend from Views are Feel No Ways and One Dance which pretty much feels like the sequel to Find Your Love!
I've also had songs by Sia, Zayn Malik, Ariana Grande & Fifth Harmony on repeat lately. Their recent releases have been amazing!
Thanks for reading! Get involved in the comments below and let me know what music you've been listening to recently. I'd really appreciate your recommendations!