The first of many Blog Love features, here are some of the articles that I found particularly interesting this past week.
This edition features Stereogum, The Fader, Pigeons and Planes, Surviving A Golden Age and The Autumn Roses.
Rap is Still Good and Trap is the New Disco! (from Stereogum)
The writer prefaces 6 quality underground rap albums by describing Trap as a modern day equivalent to Disco. I’ve never heard that comparison so I had to read on, and share
Music Leaks (from The Fader)
The Fader got their staffers Ruth Saxelby and Jason Parham to debate the pros and cons of music leaks for fans and artists alike. It’s definitely a conundrum.
Sofia De La Torre – DGIT (from The Autumn Rose)
A really cool track from the Spanish artist Sofi De La Torre. Nothing more to say really. Play it in a new tab and keep reading
Selena Gomez – Bad Liar (from Surviving The Golden Age)
If you told me that I would feature a Selena Gomez song in this list I would have been very surprised. However this song is pretty cool. If some indie act had made it, it would be cool to like it. I can’t knock a pop act for not regurgitating the same old. Not sure how many repeats I’ll be giving it but hey, it’s ok for now.
Guess The Migos (from Pigeons And Planes)
2 for 1 in this section. After causing the worldwide music blogging community to have an existential crisis (music blogs don’t matter), they decided to fnd out if anyone can recognise the members of Migos. This video is good with tea, especially the rapping in Spanish guy.
Bonus reading on International Rap from Pigeons and Planes:
As someone who also raps in languages other than English, this article was of particular interest to me when it first appeared. Although it’s technically outside the usual window for this feature, I’m going to include it anyway as Blog Love didn’t exist then.
Blog Love is a fortnightly feature highlighting some of my favourite posts around at the time.
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