Post Malone: Hollywood’s Bleeding

Time for a new album review! This one’s pretty interesting as I’m not a huge Hip/Hop fan, but this album was heavily requested for me to review so I said why not? Today’s album review will be on Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding!

Recently released on September 6th, this album was anticipated by a lot of fans as I believe it’s been a while since Malone has released an album. This album featured 17 tracks including Enemies, self titled Hollywood’s Bleeding, Saint – Tropez, On The Road, Sunflower, Internet, etc. Long ass album it seems like. Each track was very interesting as they have a variety of moods to them, which I really enjoy. Some can be bumpy, some can be laid back, some can be sad, etc.

The one intriguing song on this album was of course Take What You Want that featured the unlikely duo of Travis Scott and the legendary Ozzy Osbourne! When I first heard this title, I said “featuring who?!” After I finished listening to it, I was actually surprised at how good it was. Now I said the two of them were an unlikely duo, but I must say they sound pretty likely to me during that song. Post Malone sure does do some interesting collaborations and I hope we hear more of songs like this going forward.

Overall, I’ll give this album a 8/10 rating. Good songs, good features. Check it out guys if you haven’t yet for sure. It’s available everywhere!

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Tool: Fear Inoculum

An album that’s spiritual, an album that’s soothing, an album that’s been long overdue. This album had it all. After hearing the whole thing, all I could ever say was simply, WOW! 13 years in the making, and it really showed here. Today’s album review will be on Tool’s Fear Inoculum!

Recently released on August 30th, I would love to believe this was a hidden birthday present to me. I couldn’t believe how amazing this album was! The whole album felt like I was traveling in a spiritual world. I closed my eyes and listened to each track, thinking I was on another planet and that planet was filled with peace. Filled with love. It was great! This album was unbelievable.

There’s a total of 10 tracks on here including the self-titled song Fear Inoculum, Pneuma, Invincible, Descending, Litanie contre la Peur, Culling Voices, Mockingbird, etc. The total timestamp of the whole album is 1:26:44! Almost a whole hour and a half! But, it’s worth it. Each track was very special in their own ways. They were different in a sense of having unique sounds. Words really can’t explain what I mean by that statement. You’ve got to listen to it for yourself to see what I’m talking about!

The MVP of this album to me, was guitarist Adam Jones. That man shredded like never before! That’s really saying something considering the fact that Tool’s been around for 20+ years and Adam has always played with passion. This album in particular I feel that he had so much material lined up for years and after 13 long years, he finally got to showcase them! Each and every member of the band did great, but Adam did a fantastic job overall.

Easily, I give this album a 10/10 rating! 13 long ass years in the making. Tool showed fans here that they can deliver such great music whenever they please. They’ve NEVER lost their step. They’ve NEVER skipped a beat. They’ve NEVER stopped being them, they’ve never stopped being Tool. This great album is already contested to be Album of the Year! No joke, this album is THAT great. Give it a listen, take the ride to spirituality.

When Music’s On, The World’s Off

Whenever I exercise, take long road trips, workout, and etc I would always have my earphones with me. That’s how much music means to me. It’s an escape to imagination. I wouldn’t say it’s a distraction, it’s more of an escape. Once the earplugs are in, all of the BS in this world is on mute. I don’t hear anything else but music. I don’t see anything else but my own imagination. Once the music is on, the world is turned off.

Music can turn you to a direction where you would want to be free. You would want to just let loose and have fun. If you have earphones or headphones or whatever, you know what I’m talking about. Don’t you guys feel the same as I do? Once you put music gadgets on and switch on a song, you’re in an trance. The world we’re in now is so controversial. Music is a great escape at least for a short time. Put on your headphones, turn on any song you please, and watch how quickly you’ll travel into imagination. An imagination that is full of freedom and less BS. It’s quite soothing. It’s quite a relaxation. It’s simply amazing.

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Rage Against The Machine: Evil Empire

Time for a new album review! This time we’re focusing on one of the most underrated bands of all time, Rage Against The Machine! Their political messages mixed with their hard rock sound made them a band to be reckon with and they did just that with all of their songs, including this specific album right here. Today’s album review will be on Rage Against The Machine’s Evil Empire!

This second studio album was released on April 16, 1996. Want to know what’s crazy? Their first studio album was released in 1992, and their second album was released 4 years later! That’s kind of lengthy for an album release but hey they weren’t in no rush to create it. Another thing about their first album was that it had more of a funky sound to it while this album was more in your face rock. They really played no games when it came to this album as almost each song was really heavy and had some powerful messages in them.

This album featured a total of 11 tracks including one of their biggest hits Bulls on Parade, Snakecharmer, Year of Tha Boomerang, Down Rodeo, Vietnow, Without a Face, etc. Bulls on Parade is a iconic song, but my two favorite tracks were Snakecharmer and Down Rodeo. Those two tracks were the heaviest to me and really spoke about greed and other political problems in the US, especially back then and honestly those songs can relate to the BS that’s going on in the US today. Honestly, pretty much all of RATM’s music is timeless. They speak to you, better than anyone else can with more than words. They also can jam their asses off while doing so and those two combined makes them very underrated.

I’m gonna rate this album 8/10 because most of the tracks on here were fine but I expected a little bit more from them. Even with this rating, I find this album more enjoyable than their other albums and I actually like their first album. Rage Against The Machine will be one of my favorite underrated bands of all time and this album is one of the reasons why they will go down in history as one of the most recognizable bands ever! Rage On!

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George Michael: Faith

It’s the legendary George Michael. What more can I say? Today’s album review will be on George Michael’s Faith!

Released on October 30th, 1987, this album skyrocketed George Michael to great heights. This was his debut solo album and man, he killed it for his debut! This album had many different genres including Pop, Soul, R&B, Rock, and even Funk. That was one of the main pros of the album, the variety of sounds! There are a total of 11 tracks but better yet, at least 7 of those tracks became some of his biggest hits! Hits including the self titled Faith, One More Try, Kissing a Fool, Monkey, Hard Day, etc.

I haven’t listened to this album in full before so when a friend of mines requested this, I knew I was in for a treat. I overall haven’t listened to George Michael in years so when I heard his vocals, I was in awe as I totally forgot how good of a singer he was. To think that this album was his debut project, he created such a masterpiece and this album is definitely timeless.

As you can tell by the praise, I’m giving this album a 10/10 rating. Great music from a great artist whose missed to this day. Even though I wasn’t a huge George Michael fan, he was ahead of his time! This album is a must listen and will go down as one of the best I’ve ever listened to. Long Live George Michael!

Blink-182: Enema of the State

I recently scrolled through some albums that I haven’t listened to in a long time, and I’ve just happened to stumble across this particular gem! Since this year marked the 20th anniversary of its release, I figured why not review it? Today’s album review will be on Blink-182’s Enema of the State!

Released on June 1st, 1999, this album was the signature sound for punk music during the late 90s. This third studio album of theirs skyrocketed them to major success with big hits such as All the Small Things, What’s My Age Again?, and Adam’s Song. Those top three songs became breakout hits for the band and fans had their eyeballs glued to this album to hear more from them. There were more good tracks including Dumpweed, The Party Song, Going Away to College, Aliens Exist, Mutt, Wendy Clear, Anthem, etc. Overall this album featured 12 tracks.

Now I’m not a huge Blink-182 fan, but this album was pretty good for its time. As a matter of fact, this album is timeless. As I listened to it recently, the sound of its tracks was very interesting, as if this album was released not too long ago. 20 long years and this album can be played at any time. Fans reckoned that this album is one of the all time greats in punk and they’re not wrong for saying so.

Overall, I’d give this album a 8/10 rating. My only cons were the fact that almost each song were short. Felt like I’ve finished the album in under 30 minutes. Blink-182 will always be one of the most influential punk bands in history, and this album proved why they’re in that category.

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Californication

Two days ago on June 8th, this album reached its 20th anniversary! 20 years ago, one of the most underrated albums ever was released by one the best bands ever. Today’s album review will be on Red Hot Chili Peppers: Californication!

Released on June 8th, 1999, this was the band’s 7th studio album. It features 15 tracks including the self titled single Californication, Otherside, Around the World, Scar Tissue, Get on Top, Easily, etc. Each track is unique in their own way and that to me makes it a good album. Most songs are pretty chill while others are upbeat. I actually listened to this album once again on the anniversary day so that’s when I realized how most songs have their own unique sounds.

Two favorite tracks that I love in general on this album are Californication and Otherside. Both of these songs are so peaceful and have some meanings to them. Californication mainly talks about the dark side of Hollywood, while also featuring hidden messages like pornography and plastic surgery. Otherside was dedicated to founding band member Hillel Slovak who passed away in 1988. After finding that out, now I understood why that song was so peaceful. What a great, memorable song.

Overall, I’d give this album a 9/10. Very unique tracks and even an unique album cover! Red Hot Chili Peppers always bring things to the table when it comes to their music, this album was no different. 20 years of Californication was celebrated a couple days ago and will continued to be celebrated forever. If you haven’t heard this album before, give it a listen. You’ll be amazed at how good this sounds!