AMEN (Rich Brian)

Rich Brian is a rapper from Indonesia whose sound is — at least for the most part — as distinct as the phrase “a rapper from Indonesia.”

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AS SHE PLEASES (Madison Beer)

Apple Music describes Madison Beer’s As She Pleases like so: “Sultry, smoky R&B from a superstar in the making.” Though these spiels usually reek of marketing hyperbole, in this case, I couldn’t have said it better myself!  May I just add, starting with some self-promotion of my own:

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This Week in Music (January 26 – February 1, Part 2): Above & Beyond’s COMMON GROUND

It’s rather fitting that Above & Beyond’s Common Ground and Migos’ Culture II were released on the same day; both albums exemplify the consistent, borderline repetitive greatness of each group.

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This Week in Music (January 26 – February 1, Part 1): Migooooooos’ CULTURE II

Since both albums released this week are too good to be clumped together into a usual “This Week in Music” piece, I shall tackle each individually. First up: Culture II, the sequel to Migooooooooos’ 2017 breakthrough:

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