I wanted to write about new albums every week, but all that I had available was Roots Manuva’s new album Bleeds, which Ed had said was the best album of the year. I don’t like the production on Bleeds, it’s annoying to listen to. So many grating samples and tracks clearly made for 6Music. So I’m reviewing Kelela’s (quite) new EP: Hallucinogen instead. It’s much better.
Three of Stones Throw’s finest have released a collaboration album! Maybe I was sleeping, but I had no idea this was on the cards. Blu: your favourite underground rapper’s favourite underground rapper, MED who released the solid Push Comes to Shove album a few years ago, and Madlib: Dilla’s BFF and hands down one of the best producers in the last fifteen years and producer of two of my favourite albums of all time: JayLib – Champion Sound and Madvillain – Madvillainy. This was something to get excited about.