Strong texture shifts and nice rhythmic delivery from Vince Staples makes this a worthwhile listen, despite the dependent harmonies and lack of character in most choruses. Melodic Intrigue This album is truly highlighted by Vince Staples’s nice rhythmic rap style.… Continue reading "“Big Fish Theory” by Vince Staples"
Her strengths in creating spacious, slow atmospheres mostly outweighed her weaknesses within a more contemporary pop sound, but while showing personality the overall interest level was not where it should have been given Lorde’s popularity. Melodic Intrigue Lorde shows an… Continue reading "“Melodrama” by Lorde"
Stuck in a limbo between attempting to be heartfelt and attempting to be fun, of which it was neither, this annoying work proved to be nothing but a money grab stemming from the monotonous and uninspiring melodies. Melodic Intrigue These… Continue reading "“Witness” by Katy Perry"
Not one strong or sensible musical decision by Lil Yachty appeared on this debut album, which deflated his attempt to sound like the industry’s Godchild and rather made this a very irritable, ugly, and disdainful work of music. Melodic Intrigue… Continue reading "“Teenage Emotions” by Lil Yachty"
The mind-numbing melodic pacing and extremely ugly synthetic textures summed up a disastrous attempt to sound fun and market friendly. Melodic Intrigue This was a miserable failure at trying to write attractive music. In attempting to be catchy and fun,… Continue reading "“One More Light” by Linkin Park"
Even if the messages and meanings are straightforward and basic, it’s difficult not to enjoy an album as tuneful, spirited, and jovial as this. Melodic Intrigue This album wonderfully exemplifies the importance of melodic energy when working with a simple… Continue reading "“After Laughter” by Paramore"