After a lengthy absence from the blog lifestyle, I have decided to give this another try. The initial purpose of this blog was for a group of friends from college to discuss albums we nominated on a weekly basis. This has since ceased, mostly due to failure on my part to add meaningful discussion to the chats. I often felt outclassed by my fellow blog-mates, as I have often considered my writing to be severely deficient. I struggle to voice opinions on music outside of base level. It either vibes, slaps, bangs, shreds, wails, or it doesn’t. It helps me come to terms with what I like an what I don’t.
Anyways, I am shifting the focus of my blog posts for awhile to a simple summary of what was “vibing” with me this week. I hope to improve as time goes on, attempting to find my voice as I describe music and the feelings it evokes.
This week, I was rocking a half classic/dad/yacht rock and half modern hip hop musical mix. Anyone who knows me knows that I was raised on classic rock (Kool 108) mix and have always appreciated the stylings of 70’s and 80’s music. I found myself down a rabbit hole of Paul Simon, Kansas, Christopher Cross, Ambrosia, etc. and was circling that drain for a good portion of my week. What I rediscovered was a love for the song “I Love a Rainy Night” by Eddie Rabbit. Rabbit was a unique artist, able to cross over from the country to pop charts in a time where that wasn’t too common. Rainy Night is a soft, happy song on the joy a simple rain can bring someone. I like that theme and thoroughly enjoyed this song this week!
On the hip hop side, I was still on the train of my album of 2017, Luv Is Rage 2. Lil Uzi Vert, an artist I scoffed at early in his career, came out with this banger in the middle of 2017 and I cannot get enough of it. It’s moody, depressing, childish, edgy, and real all at different points. It’s not my typical cup of tea, but yet I vibe with it so hard. Uzi found me at a time in my life where this clicked and I haven’t stopped listening since.
Also new this week to me this week was Drake’s “God’s Plan“. I have been a self-proclaimed Drake-hater since he has dropped post-Take Care trash, but this song is 🔥🔥🔥. If more stuff like this is to come from Drake, I may have to ease off him.
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