Paris – One Night In Paris – Album Review

Looking for an album to impress the genitals off of you? Well Paris has produced it! “One Night In Paris” is truly one of the best albums so far this year and we’ve already had a Blossoms record.

Paris is a serious up and comer this year with eggs in multiple baskets, by far the biggest track on the 8 song album is “Gone” featuring the Ohio born rapper Trippie Redd and bloody hell is it a tune! The two artists blend and gel so well together you’d think they’d been working together for years, the reason I see this as a big deal is the current meteoric rise of Trippie and the effect this could have on Paris is something i’m keeping my eye on. The other big factor in his definite future is his tour alongside “21 Savage” and “Post Malone” one of the biggest names in the game and he’s going with him.

Paris bigged this album as a true reflection on who he was and what music he wanted to make and I’ll admit I was super pleasantly surprised by it, the mix of vocals and trap rap work incredibly well but what shines foremost is his ability to write and sing almost pop punk songs with a seriously hard trap beat underneath, the kids got talent and fully deserves all praise.

For me “ONIPO” is hit after hit and never hits a low point, the lyrics are catchy af and the beats really hit hard, the production on the album sounds brilliant blasting through speakers and headphones is really how it should be played. The lad is top quality and will definitely be a big name by the end of the year. Watch this space people. To be honest I challenge anyone to listen to this album a couple of times and not belt out “Is this love or is it lust” if you don’t I guarantee you are either dead or deaf.

Bailey Armstrong

 

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Post Malone – Beerbongs and Bentleys Review

Is the meme boi at it again with his sophomore or is it a misfire?

Erm neither. B&B is pretty good, as in it’s a solid album. Is it close to “Stoney”? Not really, B&B is bloated and long, several misfires on the album make you question reality.

I think the major problem with B&B is that it feels like a first album, “Stoney” was pretty perfect, a good mix and everything Austin Post, country blended with Trap, Rock blended with Hip Hop. I’m not saying that sticking more with an Hip Hop record is bad but when you’re used to an artist with a great range you end up slightly disappointed. I wish I could just presume and say I was too hyped for this release but I’ll be honest after it missed its December 2017 release date I completely forgot about it.

It’s starts strong for me, Paranoid as a track is pretty solid, reminiscent of “Stoney” but new enough to be happy, after that you just seem to get lost in lyrics that don’t really fit, I’ve seen some publications blast his lyricism this time round with misogynistic views which is pretty heavy for someone like Posty, I’m not 100% sure he would dare tout those feelings with his close links to internet culture.

B&B has some standout tracks that’s for sure, I’ve already mentioned “Paranoid” but other standout songs like “Over Now”, “Rockstar” and “Psycho” really define this album, it’s like a persona change for Posty, (shallow) deeper lyrics make a change, a lot of the songs feature a theme of cheating and letting his money and fame get to him which is something he has said wouldn’t happen throughout “Stoney” making you perceive him as fairly humble for a 23 year old millionaire. I think it comes across more of a character for me, close to the release of B&B the quote “shitty album” was thrown around by Posty in relation to “Stoney” almost as if he was a different person entirely but again could easily just be a joke on his part.

Ultimately I don’t like B&B much I find it hard to listen to compared to the last album. Where “Stoney” flows, B&B chugs, the 18 track length really hinders the experience for me, which I think ties to a good amount of Hip Hop artists and groups at the minute, “streaming friendly” is something that will continue to grow over this year and I’m not sure i’m going to enjoy that.

I’ll still listen to it, I’ll still support Post Malone. But I won’t be recommending Beerbongs & Bentleys.

 

Bailey Armstrong