Kyle Hallman

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Kanye West Yeezus
Kanye's ability to work with so many different styles of hip-hop never ceases to blow me away. Yeezus is raw, primal and dark album it's hard to believe it's the same guy who wrote the joyous and passionate "Graduation" but yet he manages to continuously blow away expectations and make something new, fresh and powerful with each album.rVery different from MBDTF, but in every right way. It doesn't soar to the same heights but still remains entirely unreal throughout the whole ride.
Taylor Swift 1989
It's weird, Taylor Swift started out writing halfway decent country pop songs with a couple solid hits here and there. Eventually she started going the more pop route with mostly songs centered around breakups and relationships. Then 1989 comes out and it's one of the best pop albums in years. There's a rarity of honest and clean pop music and much less the type that happens to be cool and stylish at the same time. rFrom her great vocals to solid song writing and how she manages to balance all the aspects of her music in such a well made, fun and focused package. Taylor Swift has all the potential to become one of the biggest pop music b
Cyne Water for Mars
A fantastic hip hop album, filled to the absolute brim with boundless energy and emotion. While not pushing any boundaries, Water For Mars manages to near perfect all the notes it means to hit with an old school and melodic hip hop style.rThe albums biggest problem is that it's probably a little too long, it overstays it's welcome by a few songs right at the end that don't mean the qaulity that the rest of the album sets. Here and there throughout the album there are mediocre tracks as well. But when the album is at it's heights it's fantastic.rBest Track: This Year, Apollo, Awakening, Tide of Life, Nicers, Ciser
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
I didn't fucking get it for the longest time. I literally only saw Kanye West as just an egocentric douchebag who had a couple decent songs. It wasn't until I had a "slightly out of my own mind" experience with his music where it clicked. The guy is a musical genius, there are so many subtleties that go around your ear in his music that you might miss them if you don't know to listen. rDespite the ridiculous name, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is one of the most emotionally expressive and complete pieces of modern rap I've heard in my 24 years on this earth. The very fact you can go from something so celebratory and fantastic like "
Mumford and Sons Babel
I'm imaging a scenario in recording this album where Mumford and Sons tried to literally clone their first success. But in the cloning process lost the soul that gave their first album it's passion and grace. That seems to be what happened with Babel. It's singles "I will Wait" and "Lover of the Light" really show a sharp decline in quality and rise in cheesiness that the first album gave in heartfelt honesty. rThere are some decent tracks, but they're unfortunately too far between that the album hardly leaves any lasting impression or desire to listen to again at all.
Of Monsters and Men My Head is an Animal
My Head is an Animal is such a well rounded and honest debut album it really is hard to find a serious flaw in it. OMaM has such a earthy and hearty sound to their music that evokes feelings that I can only describe as a mix of coming home, nostalgia and in a certain sense triumphant victory.rI've always been really impressed with some of the bands that come out of iceland, for such a small country it has produced some of the most heartfelt and genuine music I've had the pleasure to listen to. Dirty Paws, Little Talks, Mountain Sound, Your Bones and Sloom are probably the albums strongest songs and feel the most thought out. rThere are a c
Linkin Park The Hunting Party
Arguably Linkin Park hasn't put out an album worth much notice in over 10 years. I didnt actually dislike MtM but a lot of that was my teenage self projecting a desire to really enjoy it. ATS was overall really really poor save for maybe 2 songs. I think I was one of the few who did enjoy Living Things however and it was a step in the direction the general populace wanted to see LP take. rIs The Hunting Party worth your time though? It still heavily depends on how much patience you've given LP in the past. If you've been waiting patiently the last 10 some odd years waiting for another Meteora like experience you'll be half pleased and h

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  • WanderingMusicSoul Just to let you know, Bjorn was on Drums for the Whoracle album Glen Lungstrom was Rhtym Guitar at the time and jesper was lead guitar. thanks for the comment on my review too man: ) it is an amazing album.
    February 26 12:57 AM

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