With almost half of 2014 gone by, this is really our last chance to reflect on the projects of 2013 that we didn’t get to cover. This update has been delayed for months, but better late than never right? Anyway, in no particular order, here are some very quick reviews on some of last years projects which weren’t covered.
Curren$y – New Jet City
Not a bad project from Spitta. Can’t say it was consistent however. There were certainly parts which stood out much more than others. The good songs on here definately speak volumes for themselves. If you want, you’d be fine only lisening to “Bitch Get Up” Featuring Juvenile, “Purple Haze” Featuring Lloyd and Trinidad James, “Mary”, “Three 60” Featuring Juicy J, “Coolie in the Cut” Featuring Young Roddy. New Jet City isn’t bad at all. Just be picky about the songs. 3.5/5 flies.
King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath the Moon
Very solid debut full length record from King Krule. Every track has something to offer, whether it’s an original track or a remastered older song. I’m very interested to see where the little homie goes with his career. 4.5/5 flies.
Mellowhigh – Mellowhigh
This record certainly met my expectations. Now was it the best Odd Future project of the year? Of course not. Mellowhigh was to the point and served its purpose: a dope Odd Future album to hotbox to. 4/5 flies.
The Naked and Famous – In Rolling Waves
With less memorable moments on the album than preferred, this is a bit of a give or take. On the contrary, the title track and “The Mess” are two remarkable songs on here which provide the most with this record. 3/5 flies.
Mr. MFN eXquire – Kismet
I did not dislike this mixtape. In fact, I consider it an improvement since his last project. However, very little of the 16 song tape stuck with me. 2.5/5 flies.
Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
Although this project had its hits and many strong points, it just wasn’t my cup of tea. Not that I have anything against pop music… (smirk) 3/5 flies.
Kilo Kish – K+
Once again, a decent project with only a couple memorable moments. I’d say listen to the song “Better.” That’s really all you need. 2.5/5 flies.
Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa – Live in Concert
Love the concept. The production is superb. However, as far as seuals go, Live in Concert comes up short to How Fly. Not very memorable either, due to the lack of solid hooks. And of course every song talks about the same thing lyrically. 2.5/5 flies.
Robb Bank$ – Tha City
We let you know that Tha City was on its way but never gave a review. Robb chose to go the way of having a trap influenced mixtape. Lyrically it does not compare to Calanders whatsoever, but there is an interesting assortment of production. It grows on you. 4/5 flies.
Rudimental – Home
Very interesting and eclectic mix of material. Truthfully however, nothing too spectacular happens on this album other than on the single “Feel the Love.” 3/5 flies.
Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels
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I’m so glad to once again see Killer Mike and El-P doing there thing. I didn’t remember disliking anything about this mixtape. 4.5/5 flies.
Washed Out – Paracosm
As a whole, this project isn’t the best I’ve ever heard. But a couple songs are really good. Maybe I just need to spend more time with it. 2.5/5 flies- subject to change.
World’s Fair – Bastards of the Party
I’m glad to see a new collective on the scene. World’s Fair has certainly contributed to the emerging NYC hip-hop movement. I like their bars but this project wasn’t too special. 2.5/5 flies.
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