Jay-Z: Magna Carta Holy Grail

If I’m being really honest, and this is a place where I try to always be transparent about my thoughts on music, Jay-Z hasn’t put out a great solo album in over a decade. I say solo because one could make the argument that Watch The Throne is a great album. I wouldn’t make that argument, but I could see someone else doing so. 2002’s … Continue reading Jay-Z: Magna Carta Holy Grail

Watch The Throne: Jay-Z and Kanye West

 If there’s one thing I love more than music, it’s the unbelievable amount of hype some people put behind music they haven’t heard. Before a couple months ago, I would have said that the ultimate example of this was the first Arctic Monkeys record, which NME voted the fifth greatest British album of all-time the week before it was released (ahead of Revolver??). Thank goodness someone … Continue reading Watch The Throne: Jay-Z and Kanye West

Beyonce-4

In an effort to expand my horizons here on the site, I thought I might try to include some reviews of albums that most indie-skewing blogs wouldn’t touch. I’ve never listened to a full Beyonce album until this latest release, but I have heard all of her singles-each about a hundred million times due to the every-hour-on-the-hour radio play she’s received over the years. Here’s … Continue reading Beyonce-4