I went to Krakow a few weeks ago for Unsound, and here’s the resulting review. I don’t really like live reviews and normally I wouldn’t post this here, but this was a hugely significant trip for me which has really got me thinking about how I consume music. If you ever get the chance to go to Unsound, I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Paul White - Get Your Head Round This Ft. Trim
^^ I wrote a few words on the new Samiyam tape for Passion of the Weiss because, well, look at it.
^^ I wrote about Aquemini for my latest Drowned in Sound column. Traditionally I’ve always said ATLiens is my favourite OutKast album, but I’m just not sure anymore. Either way, I’m glad I spent some proper time with this again.
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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Deeper
Nobody writes love songs quite like Freddie Gibbs. Album is out February 4th.
^^ I reviewed Doris for The Quietus. More words about words.
^^ My latest column for Drowned in Sound.
Words on the new Ka, Starlito and Billy Woods, as well as mixtapes from Shy Glizzy, Spark Master Tape, Jonwayne and Vince Staples. A few thoughts on the Kendrick verse too (sorry about that).
Meek Mill - Lil Nigga Snupe
Kendrick, I’m happy for you and I’mma let you finish, but Meek Mill did the best rapping this week.
Starlito Ft. Don Trip - No Rearview
Don Trip’s verse on this >