16/30 art pop singer-songwriter

bc camplight – the last rotation of earth

TLROE’s loudmouth irony dwarfs its heartfelt instrumentals to make both feel inane.

16/30 rock

red hot chili peppers – unlimited love

With A-list musicianship and kinky, slapping vocals, cuts like ‘Give It Away’ (1991) have embossed juvenescence for just about anyone born onwards of 1975. For the return of guitarist John Frusciante, RHCP flaunt their formula for familiarity with ‘Unlimited Love’. As with many Chili records, the adolescent lyrics and chord progressions need overlooking. Further, with […]

16/30 hip-hop

che noir – food for thought

Che Noir’s 2020 album, ‘As God Intended,’ paraded grisly, fervent portraits of betrayal that rode cleanly over concise hip-hop rhythms. Two years later, ‘Food For Thought’ has been fatally let down by thin production and half-baked beats. Noir’s writing is often compelling, her flow is always tight, but the tinny mastering dotted throughout (particularly on […]