Honestly, Nevermind – Drake ★

Year Album Artist Stars Score Genre 2022 Honestly, Nevermind Drake ★ 24 Pop Pop Hip-Hop What would happen if you took “Passionfruit,” removed the fun character of it and threw it on top of a watered down tropical house beat?  What would “One Dance” be like if you removed the memorable upbeat vocals and gaveContinue reading “Honestly, Nevermind – Drake ★”

Harry’s Room – Harry Styles ★★★

Year Album Artist Stars Score Genre 2022 Harry’s Room Harry Styles ★★★ 59 Pop Pop Rock Harry Styles has gotten really good at making pop records that still feel like indie music, even though there isn’t anything indie about a former member of a boyband who puts out a few smash Top-40 hits every twoContinue reading “Harry’s Room – Harry Styles ★★★”

I Know NIGO! – Nigo ★★★½

Year Album Artist Stars Score Genre 2022 I Know Nigo! Nigo ★★★½ 72 Hip-Hop I Know Nigo! Is a quick, fun, hip-hop compilation record curated by Japanese fashion designer and BAPE founder Nigo. A DJ with Japanese hip-hop group Teriyaki Boy, the second album under his name — and first since way back in 2000Continue reading “I Know NIGO! – Nigo ★★★½”

RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART – Vince Staples ★★★★

Year Album Artist Stars Score Genre 2022 RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART Vince Staples ★★★★ 80 Hip-Hop Vince Staples has done it again, creating another highly-consistent and cohesive hip-hop album in RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART, which sounds both very different from anything he’s done before and also feels exactly like any other album VinceContinue reading “RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART – Vince Staples ★★★★”

Unlimited Love – Red Hot Chili Peppers ★★½

Year Album Artist Stars Score Genre 2022 Unlimited Love Red Hot Chili Peppers ★★½ 45 Rock Alternative Rock With legendary guitarist  John Frusciante– whose contributions in the past had lead to the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ best works like Blood Sugar…, Californiacation, By The Way and Stadium Arcadium – again in the fold, there wasContinue reading “Unlimited Love – Red Hot Chili Peppers ★★½”

Lucifer On The Sofa – Spoon ★★★½

Year Album Artist Stars Score Genre 2022 Lucifer On The Sofa Spoon ★★★½ 70 Rock Alternative Rock Indie Rock As expected, Spoon’s 10th album and first since 2017’s Hot Thoughts feels almost exactly like their nine previous records. Spoon is likely the most consistent active band. None of their albums are great, but they’re allContinue reading “Lucifer On The Sofa – Spoon ★★★½”

LP3 – Hippo Campus ★★

Year Album Artist Stars Score Genre 2022 LP3 Hippo Campus ★★ 41 Pop Indie Pop Hippo Campus is a band that’s never quite known what they wanted to be, while at the same time always being the same thing.  Their debut EPs and singles all featured cutesy, upbeat (and often offbeat) indie rock tracks, withContinue reading “LP3 – Hippo Campus ★★”