Although Boarding House Reach is probably Jack White's most experimental project yet, there's heavy influences from blues, country, and most surprisingly funk, with entire songs dedicated to said genres, he still keeps that sincere approach to his music. All in all, it was an unexpectedly experimental album that's a mixed bag of good and bad, but the good largely outweighs the bad.
January had a ton of great new albums and music videos from the likes of James Blake, Ty Segall, JAY-Z, and Django Django; and it also featured some interesting trailers for Ant-Man and the Wasp, The China Hustle, and The Death of Stalin. We've highlighted some of the best drops over the month and now we're ready to crown the best album, movie trailer, and music video.
We're back and this time we're discussing a lot of notable happenings in music like Tekashi 6ix9ine's interview where he gets the better of the usually on point Charlamagne, Drake, Snoop Dogg, and SoundCloud rap's first number ones, and Cardi B finally giving a release date for her debut album. We then question if it's still right to listen to R. Kelly's music despite the seemingly neverending string of sexual abuse allegations. And end things by giving our thoughts and reactions to the latest albums from XXXTENTACION, David Byrne, and Jack White, and struggle to explain the genre-less nature of them all.
For our first Musicphiles podcast of 2018 we have our very first guest on! Aspiring drummer/artist Jaron Lamar Davis stops by to talk about his upcoming eclectic alternative electric jazz hip-hop album called My View Through the Lense of Music and the process of creating his first album. As well as giving us a trained musician's point of view on Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly and the increase of jazz, blues, and funk influences in hip-hop and 'urban' music in general. Then he joins us in listing our most anticipated albums (confirmed and rumored) of 2018.