Shabazz Palaces-Black Up

¬†Shabazz Palaces has been the low-key version of Odd Future since the beginning of 2011. Shrouded in mystery and with almost zero hype, they’ve delivered an album that could change hip-hop in ways that I thought couldn’t be done anymore. There are references obvious and obscure, heavy influence from the 70’s soul, and a feeling of confidence that shines brilliantly track after track. Masterminded by … Continue reading Shabazz Palaces-Black Up

What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?

In just a couple of weeks this year’s nominees for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize will be announced. This prize is given yearly for the Best British Album as chosen by a group of musicians and executives as an alternative to the regular Brit Awards. The early frontrunner to win the prize is PJ Harvey for her album Let England Shake. Other names mentioned as being … Continue reading What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?