The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 30-26

Amidst an ocean of ‘Best Of’ lists, it’s fascinating to see the differences in opinion and the leanings towards lesser know, more alternative genres. But at the same time, it’s good to honour the very best of the year’s pop, music’s bread and butter. The next five tracks in Vendor’s Top 50 celebrate some of the finest pop music of 2016. Here’s numbers 30-26: Continue reading The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 30-26

Ryan Adams Shares Introspective New Single ‘To Be Without You’

Ryan Adams has released the second single, ‘To Be Without You’, from his upcoming album. The track follows on quickly from the release of ‘Do You Still Love Me?’ and the announcement of his latest album Prisoner earlier this month. Prisoner will be his 16th album in as many years. Continue reading Ryan Adams Shares Introspective New Single ‘To Be Without You’

The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 35-31

It’s been a terrific year for music of black origin, with the rejuvenation of jazz and funk producing some brilliant throwbacks tailored for the modern audience. The next five tracks assure that the future of hip-hop and R&B is in very safe hands. Here’s numbers 35-31: Continue reading The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 35-31

The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 40-36

The next five tracks on our Top 50 Songs of 2016 feature hip-hop stars new and old (one of which features twice within the next five tracks) and a couple of indie-pop acts fresh off of their second albums. Here’s numbers 40-36: Continue reading The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 40-36

The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 45-41

The next five tracks on our Top 50 Songs of 2016 follow a similar formula to our first instalment: a couple of veterans return with unexpected changes in musical direction (with one opting for a political war cry) whilst the hotly-anticipated return of one act also sent the internet into meltdown when he finally released his sophomore record. Here’s 45-41 on the countdown: Continue reading The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 45-41

The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 50-46

2016 was a peculiar year for a number reasons- and that statement stretches beyond music. It was a year powered by the meme’s keyboard-driven satire and one that is synonymous with political movement of both a poignant and extreme nature. Even though it had its full-length highlights, 2016 was an overall disappointment for the album. But in terms of memorable and arresting singles, 2016 was generous. Here’s the first instalment of Vendor’s list of 2016’s 100 tracks of the year. Continue reading The 50 Best Songs of 2016: 50-46

The Vending Machine: Solange – Cranes in the Sky

Given the nature of Beyonce’s latest record Lemonade and its politically-driven lead single ‘Formation’, 2016 looked an even harder to shadow to escape for Solange. As we all know, Beyonce is all Continue reading The Vending Machine: Solange – Cranes in the Sky

W:/ 2016ALBUM/ Review: deadmau5’s Devilishly Outspoken Personality Fails to Seep into his Eighth Album

With the depletion of EDM’s popularity over the last few years, the self-loathing and self-critical deadmau5’s continued appeal seems more and more like some cruel, ironic joke. Fewer and fewer people stick around for the Continue reading W:/ 2016ALBUM/ Review: deadmau5’s Devilishly Outspoken Personality Fails to Seep into his Eighth Album

Does ‘Avalanche’s’ Full Inception Signal a Full-Length Return for Madvillain in the Near Future?

It’s amazing to think that Madvillainy is almost 15 years old and yet the demand for a second helping from Madvillain, comprising of Madlib and MF DOOM, fails to wane. But now, optimistic Madvillain followers can rejoice as a Continue reading Does ‘Avalanche’s’ Full Inception Signal a Full-Length Return for Madvillain in the Near Future?

The Vending Machine: Kaytranada feat. Anderson .Paak – GLOWED UP

I think what works well in the union of Montreal producer Kaytranada and the star-in-waiting Anderson .Paak is their collective propensity to breach time and all of its musical shifts. With Kaytranada, his debut album 99.9% keenly grabs Continue reading The Vending Machine: Kaytranada feat. Anderson .Paak – GLOWED UP