27/30 blues folk revisited review

lead belly – the midnight special and other southern prison songs (1940)

Lead Belly lived a blues fantasy: a murderous outlaw in and out of incarceration singing prison songs in front of guards and convicts alike.

23/30 hip-hop

westside gunn – 10

If you were worried that Westside Gunn’s winning formula was at risk of treading water in the final instalment of the ‘Hitler Wears Hermes’ series, you’d be wrong.  A puzzling album scattered with incredible performances, esoteric moments (the Montell Jordan sample springs to mind) and a superlative feature list, ‘10’ possesses all of Gunn’s best […]