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“Metal Resistance” by BABYMETAL – Review

Metal Resistance is an excellent follow-up to BABYMETAL’s self titled album. Even though is not as great as their 2014 album, Metal Resistance shows the evolution to their songs, and how more mature they are, incorporating a lot more of metal.

If you enjoy their music, this album is necessary to be in your music library. And if you prefer streaming, than buying music, it is also available in multiple streaming platforms.

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“Metal Resistance” by BABYMETAL

Another interesting way to see some of their songs, is that they are also throwing a little bit of J-Rock in their songs, for example, Amore can easily be cut into an anime opening/ending, which is pretty common in most popular J-Rock bands, like, FLOW.

There is one song in english if you buy or stream it out of Japan, called The One, and I’m not gonna lie, it is pretty good. I was not expecting it to be that enjoyable. Su-Metal has improved her English a lot, I remember seeing some interviews a while ago, and wow, what a change!

Oh, and before knowing that some members of the band DragonForce collaborated in this album, I was thinking to myself: “Did they change the band? It sounds so much like DragonForce!”

I totally recommend for people who are familiar with its style and appreciate it.

Album: Metal Resistance
Artist: BABYMETAL
Year: 2016
Genre: Metal
Songs: 11
Duration: 50:03
Top Song: “THE ONE – English ver.”
Honorable Mentions: “Amore”, “No Rain, No Rainbow” and “Road to Resistance”
Rate: ★★★★☆

“Life of Pablo” by Kanye West – REVIEW

Finally Life of Pablo, Kanye West’s new album, was released in multiple streaming platforms.

I took my time, listened to the entire thing, and decided to do a review.

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“Life of Pablo” by Kanye West

Even if you don’t like their music, is undeniable that Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West are big geniuses of 2010s music. Not only because of their provocative style, and awesome productions, but they know what to say to follow a certain theme they want to achieve when they were making their albums.

Even though Life of Pablo is not his strongest album, it is still delightful to listen to.

Songs like Ultralight BeamWaves and Fade are great songs if you are out of creativity juice, and needs some inspiration.

I cannot forget to mention the awesome performances that Rihanna and Chris Brown made in the songs they sang with Kanye.

And last, but not least, I recommend this album for people who love 2010s rap music. This album is like modern art, not suited for everybody.

Album: Life of Pablo
Artist: Kanye West
Year: 2016
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap
Songs: 19
Duration: 59:44
Top Song: “Waves”
Honorable Mentions: “Ultralight Beam”, “Wolves” and “Fade”
Rate: ★★★★☆

LLAMAAWARD

Frank Sinatra vs. Polly Scattergood – VERSUS

It’s really hard to compare someone to Frank Sinatra, one of the biggest musical geniuses who ever lived, but it doesn’t mean that other people can’t try to remodel his own art, and that what Polly Scattergood did when she recorded her version of “New York, New York” for the Official Soundtrack of Crysis 2.

Her gentle and emotional voice twist the emotions transmitted when the same song is sung by Sinatra. He brings this uplifting emotion to his listener, making New York sound like the best place to live in, almost saying that because him (the main character of the song) are going to New York to make it, become one of the greatest people who ever stepped there. But Scattergood makes it sound different, like someone from a small town, moving to a big city, already knowing she will be one of the millions who try and fail every year, but for some reason still believe they can make it. It is possible to feel her emotional baggage and how hurt she already is from failing and getting stomped every day.

Comparing both versions, it can be assumed that Sinatra’s version is the dream, versus Scattergood’s version, which represent the hard reality.

Frank Sinatra’s version:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-ZUXQuFcnw

Polly Scattergood’s version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK9NxIiLZGk

I’ll see you soon, muchachos! 😉

“BLURRYFACE” by Twenty One Pilots – REVIEW

Howdy!

This is the first review I’m making over here, which means I’m still discovering its formula on how to do it nice.

Since last week, a song called “Stressed Out” is stuck in my head. So, why not listen to the entire album?

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“BLURRYFACE” by Twenty One Pilots

Apparently, this is Twenty One Pilots’ third album, but is the first one I’m listening to.

My first concern was that this album could be one of those albums you listen, but it only have one really good song, and that’s it for the day. But they proved me wrong, every single song is not only good, but unique. They keep changing styles all the time, making it really diverse. Yeah, I hate listening to albums when all the songs sound the same. It’s even hard to compare songs like “Heavydirtysoul” and “The  Judge”, because they are so different from each other.

There is another beautiful thing in this album, all the lyrics follow the same “story”, about this guy, who we can assume is Blurryface, and his arc from the first song until the last one. That’s why I think it is important

I cannot say this album is perfect, because I’m more into groups like Gorillaz and Dye, but this is really freaking good. This album for sure deserves a Llama Award!

Album: BLURRYFACE
Artist: Twenty One Pilots
Year: 2015
Genre: Alternative/Indie
Songs: 14
Duration: 52:17
Top Song: “Stressed Out”
Honorable Mentions: “Ride”, “The Judge” and “Goner”
Rate: ★★★★☆

LLAMAAWARD

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