As for the last post in 2017, I thought of listing the best new albums and mixtapes of the year, but I haven’t really listen to that many – so that ambition went to hell. Therefore this text is going to be short.
Anyway, I’ve been mostly listened to hip hop (as always), but I think a lot of new hyped acts lacks, content, lyrics and musical visions.
I think Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage made okay releases but I never got to put them on repeat so to speak.
And I don’t think that neither 2 Chainz, Tyler, The Creator, Drake nor Big Sean released their best albums this year. And Future’s both major releases, FUTURE and HNDRXX, are overrated. (Otherwise he’s one of my favorites.)
But I think the new Run the Jewels album is good, and 4:44 by Jay-Z was a pleasant surprise. I just heard the new Lil Wayne release, but it’s too early to say anything about that yet. Still, the best album in 2017 is Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. I actually think it’s his strongest record as of today.
P.S. Next time, I’ll try to write something more useful.