MUSIC REVIEW – MY TOP ALBUMS FROM 2ND HALF of 2020 (July – December)

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After indulging in several mellow pop-influenced EPs in the first half of 2020 and Albums that cut across various genres, I craved something different. I needed music that was hushed and easy on my senses to see me through the second half of the year. 2020 was a lot and I needed calm and ease as the year phased out. …

MUSIC REVIEW – TOP EPs FROM FIRST HALF of 2020

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Extended Plays commonly referred to as EPs are best described as longer than a single (one track) but shorter than an album (compilation of many tracks). Albums can also be referred to as Long Plays (LPs). On average, an EP consists of 4 to 6 tracks, unlike LPs that have from 8 Tracks upwards. There is however no specific standard; …

MUSIC REVIEW – MY TOP ALBUMS FROM FIRST HALF of 2020

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It’s nice to note that Covid-19 has got nothing on music releases. Well, even though it led to tours being cancelled or moved to next year, artists were still able to gift us with albums. Suck it covid! For me, 2020 started a bit slow on the music scene. Mostly, it was EPs I was feeling before the ‘good’ albums …

MUSIC REVIEW – MY TOP ALBUMS OF 2019

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2019 saw me opening up more to hip hop and Nigerian music. I deliberately decided to expand my music reach but I still wasn’t able to embrace rap (I really tried with NF’s The Search album) but as Dr. Paschal once said, Art is to be enjoyed and not endured. 2019 saw the return of veteran Boy bands – Backstreet …

MUSIC REVIEW – The Lion King: The Gift (Beyonce)

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N/B: I know this review is coming two weeks late. I needed to be sure I was not making the same mistake I did with Everything is love (joint album by Jay-z and Beyonce). The excitement that gets me with every new Beyonce album release is real. I remember on first listen I felt like wow! This album is so …

MUSIC REVIEW – MY TOP ALBUMS OF 2018

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I spent a better part of the month going through about 40 albums released in 2018. As with previous years, my list usually comprises top 10 albums but this time around, after reviewing and shortlisting 21 albums, I couldn’t but end the list with Top 12 albums.   I need to make it clear about the criteria I used. I …

2017: MUSIC REVIEW

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Keeping with tradition, here’s my disclaimer –  Disclaimer: I’m not a fan of rap. In as much as I love to explore music and try not to confine myself to particular genres/sounds, like my friend Pascal said – art is to be enjoyed, not endured. Kindly note that the absence of Kendrick Lamar’s widely acclaimed album (DAMN) in this post …

2016: MUSIC REVIEW

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A minute of silence in honour of the legendary artists that went with 2016 – Prince, George Michael, David Bowie et al…. As usual, my disclaimer – Disclaimer: I’m not a fan of rap. In as much as I love to explore music and try not to confine myself to particular genres/sounds, like my friend Paschal said – art is …

MUSIC REVIEW – BLUE NEIGHBOURHOOD (Troye Sivan)

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Let me just put it straight and simple; if you don’t like Troye Sivan’s music we can’t date. Avidole gave me Troye Sivan’s Wild EP early this year. After about a month of laying idle on my phone, I listened to it one afternoon, while doing chores. I didn’t really pay attention to the songs. A month ago I was …

MUSIC REVIEW – The Hill (Travis Greene)

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When I first listened to the album, what came to mind was – Travis must have gone through stuff before releasing this album. I decided to google his story (I always do that about new artists I discover). He was born a still-born but was resuscitated. When he was four years old, he also fell from a building and died. …