If you haven’t realized by now, there have been tons of artists who put out tons of music within the past few months. 2017 is shaping up to be the year of dedicated musicians which includes Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, Mod Sun, Machine Gun Kelly, and much more! We are excited to create the ultimate 2017 playlist for you. Find below the album titles and brief descriptions of the hottest albums so far!
- DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
As most of you have probably heard, Kendrick Lamar is ranked as one of the most conscious hip-hop artists to date. With intrinsic lyrics over hard hitting beats, with also in an internal monolog throughout the entire project, Lamar dominates. Damn. has flown through the charts and has some pretty intense bangers (C’mon. Did you see ‘HUMBLE.’?). What was To Pimp A Butterfly has now transformed into a motherf*ckin stinger from a bee. Doubt us? Take a listen to the entire record and let us know what you think.
- bloom – Machine Gun Kelly
The once labeled ‘Wild Boy’ has now turned a new corner. His third album, bloom, has debuted the artist’s sensitive yet unique side. Machine Gun Kelly has definitely made a name (and reputation) for himself yet he still continues to surprise the haters. With songs like ‘Rehab’ and ‘Kiss the Sky’, MGK really knocks down other performance artists just by the way he strums a few strings. He always holds it down for his #1’s though, with tracks like ‘The Gunner’ and ‘Trap Paris’ he still knows how to hit them. ’27’ is probably the most prolific track on the entire album because of the message within the lyrics and the incredible guitar solo at the end. Definitely a step up for Kells and a great listening experience for all music lovers.
- Divide – Ed Sheeran
The marketing ploy behind Sheeran’s album covers is pretty genius. How can you NOT know whose album this is? Besides his fascination with neon colored albums and math symbols, Ed Sheeran has outdone himself again. Tracks like ‘Galway Girl’ and ‘Shape of You’ have dominated the charts and playlists of all radio stations worldwide. While his bank account is ballooning, Sheeran’s head is not. Within all the fame and the struggle, Ed has remained the same humble English boy we all fell in love with. Divide has become the culmination of years spent in the limelight and a year away from all technology and communication (he actually threw away his phone for an entire year). With the border crossing songs and themes, Sheeran has declared himself a forerunner for the 2017 Grammy’s.
- Movie – Mod Sun
For those of you who have not heard of the musician/writer/artist or overall happy guy, Mod Sun is someone to be contested. His new album, Movie, has integrated storytelling, boom bap beats, and most of all, an expression of who he truly is. Mod is a happy go lucky guy with a repertoire of incredible work. He published his two books and instantly became famous. His new work doesn’t hide his insecurities or shine a light on his bravado. The entire album is a piece of art and it is worth a listen…or three.
Stay tuned for our next album review on Blackbear, The Underachievers, and Post Malone.