Tag Archives: Contemporary

Gallant’s Ology: A Distinct Chapter in R&B’s Increasingly-Open Canon

In 2014, Gallant’s first foray into R&B’s ever-indefinable universe, an EP titled Zebra, presented a musician with an unforgettable falsetto but a lack of artistic direction or distinctiveness. Gallant’s greatest feature, his voice, was obscured by a smog of well-worn Continue reading Gallant’s Ology: A Distinct Chapter in R&B’s Increasingly-Open Canon

A Review and Explanation of Tyler, The Creator’s ‘Yonkers’

Tyler, The Creator and his band of pranksters Odd Future are certainly maintaining the comic obscenity in rap music that we associate with Eminem. The kind of lyrics that make you grimace initially but later on that evening, Continue reading A Review and Explanation of Tyler, The Creator’s ‘Yonkers’

Album Review: Ezra Furman – Perpetual Motion People

Listen to Ezra Furman and you quickly get the idea that the gate between his mouth and the witty utterances swirling around his mind was forced violently from its hinges a long time ago. Perpetual Motion People, on the whole, is a tale of self-destruction and insecurity. Continue reading Album Review: Ezra Furman – Perpetual Motion People