In Rotation: July Edition

In Rotation

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‘In Rotation’ will be a monthly article that sums up the albums AHM has been listening to. Rather than long-winded album reviews, which has been done in the past here, this will give you a brief overview of each project. So if you’re looking for full projects, and enjoy the taste of music posted on AHM, this can be your guide. Click the album artwork on the left for a link to where you can download them (Bandcamp, iTunes, Free DL, etc.).

 

Until ThenSango & Waldo – Until Then EP

  • Released: June 28, 2014
  • ☆☆☆☆
  • This 5-track EP from the Soulection duo is near perfect. Sango’s production diversity is always on point, and Waldo is continually reaching new heights with his bars.
  • For Fans Of: The Weeknd, Raheem, GoldLink

TriggaTrey Songz – Trigga

  • Released: July 1, 2014
  • ☆☆☆☆
  • This is my favourite Trey album to date, the crossbreed of R&B and Hip Hop works all too well for him. Production and features suit each track accordingly.
  • For Fans Of: Chris Brown, Lloyd, Omarion

1000 Forms of FearSia – 1000 Forms of Fear

  • Released: July 4, 2014
  • ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Sia has been writing smash hits for other artists for quite some time, finally she keeps some for herself.
  • For Fans Of: Santigold, Little Dragon, MS MR

Syrup Funk EPaxxxxgxxx – Syrup Funk EP

  • Released: July 4, 2014
  • ☆☆☆
  • axxxxgxxx continues to improve as a producer, it wouldn’t surprise me if you start seeing his name pop up in more credits.
  • For Fans Of: NiceGuyxVinny, Sango, GXNXVS

RoyaltyThe-Dream – Royalty: The Prequel EP

  • Released: July 9, 2014
  • ☆☆☆
  • Mr. Radio Killa comes with a 7-track freEP, that surprisingly feels like it has some concept to it, not just a mix of eclectic tracks.
  • For Fans Of: PartyNextDoor, SZA, Boots

Wish I Was Here OSTVarious Artists – Wish I Was Here Soundtrack

  • Released: July 15, 2014
  • ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Zach Braff won a Grammy for the Garden State soundtrack, and this compilation right here treads that very same path.
  • For Fans Of: Garden State OST, The Shins, Bon Iver

No More EPSea Wolf – Song Spells, No. 1: Cedarsmoke

  • Released: July 15, 2014
  • ☆☆☆☆
  • Beginning as a Kickstarter campaign, Sea Wolf had this concept to record stripped down ‘albums between official albums.’ The idea is working beautifully so far.
  • For Fans Of: The Tallest Man on Earth, Bright Eyes, Fleet Foxes

A Place Like This EPMajid Jordan – A Place Like This EP

  • Released: July 17, 2014
  • ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Definitely the most played project for me this month. The fusion between that 80/90’s pop feel and new age R&B works beautifully. 5 for 5, not a dull track on it.
  • For Fans Of: PartyNextDoor, The Weeknd, Drake

No More EPJeremih & Shlohmo – No More EP

  • Released: July 17, 2014
  • ☆☆☆
  • Not a whole lot of diversity amongst the 6-track EP, but Shlohmo’s dense production with Jeremih crooning his way through the project works well enough.
  • For Fans Of: The Weeknd, JMSN, Boots

Journey EPK. Roosevelt – J O U R N E Y

  • Released: July 21, 2014
  • ☆☆☆☆
  • HS87’s melodic crooner gives us a heartfelt 6-track self produced freEP. Look out for the man to find himself on some hooks in the near future.
  • For Fans Of: Miguel, Ryan Leslie, Chris Brown

CommonCommon – Nobody’s Smiling

  • Released: July 22, 2014
  • ☆☆☆
  • Maybe it’s the lack of Kanye’s influence in the project, or maybe it’s because No I.D. solely produced the entire album, but I feel like it was missing some excitement, that pizazz.
  • For Fans Of: Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco

PND2PartyNextDoor – PartyNextDoorTwo

  • Released: July 29, 2014
  • ☆☆☆☆
  • The OVO crooner picks up where he left off with this second instalment. There’s a little more depth in the lyricism, and those sultry beats remain the same.
  • For Fans Of: The Weeknd, Jhené Aiko, Drake

 

Feedback is always encouraged, give your thoughts on these projects, or tell us what you’ve been listening to lately.

 

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