50 albums

ya know what I find funny?

rap monster is constantly mocked and looked down upon for being an idol, but he’s actually one of the few k-artists that are recognized by american media and american hip hop artists.

like he was the only korean artist to be featured on spin’s “50 best hip hop albums of all time”, he collaborated with Krizz Kaliko and Warren G, and now he’s recognized by Wale.

You don’t really see that kind of thing happening with most k-hip hop artists. What makes it even more phenomenal is that rap monster wasn’t even born in America or had any experience living in America. He self-taught himself english and he was able to get to that point through his hard work.

Even Suga was recognized on Tidal’s Rising, which is still more than what a lot of k-hip hop artists get.

So yeah. I’m proud of my boys:)

somehow the stranger things soundtrack ended up on rolling stones 50 best albums of 2016 but not the get down… when we were blessed w/ songs like telepathy, get down brothers vs. notorious 3, up the ladder, shaolin’s theme, set me free…. i am disgusted… 

170216 Why BTS' 'Spring Day' Is the Perfect Move for the K-Pop Boy Band -- Both Artistically & Professionally

If there’s a K-pop act that is navigating the global music scene best, BTS is arguably the top choice. Since their 2013 debut, the boy band has broken records on the Billboard 200 – becoming the Korean act to land the most albums on the chart and net the biggest first-week opening – in addition to being a constant presence on charts like Billboard’s Social 50, World Albums and World Digital Song Sales tallies. Yet, it’s only with their latest release “Spring Day” that a BTS single seems most likely to break the group into new chart territory and that’s thanks to smart artistic and professional decisions.

Undoubtedly, BTS has found the major enthusiasm for their LPs thanks to the deeper social and personal topics the band discusses with past album tracks touching on bullying, mental health and the dark sides of adolescence. Meanwhile, past singles like “Run” and “Blood, Sweat & Tears” and their accompanying videos stood out for exploring deep devotion, but ultimately only explored that one topic. “Spring Day” takes things a step farther by getting more into the journey one takes during a tough time or break up.

On the single, the members sing and rap about an internal winter inside them due to missing someone and, at first, there does not seem to be an end to the heartache – likely a commentary on depression and mental health, topics the band had discussed in past album tracks and mixtapes. Yet by the end of “Spring Day,” there is a change and the boys describe how there is a light and warmness that inevitably comes with Jungkook declaring, “No darkness, no season, is forever.”

The guys are still pining for their lost love, but they aren’t staying in a one-track mindset. Instead, they use the weather and seasonal metaphors to describe how things get better – a lesson many of their young fans can find comfort in when dealing with relationships, or school, friends, family, their careers or beyond. While it’s all done over hard-hitting beats, buttery vocals and punchy rap verses – as one would expect from any BTS release – it’s this newfound maturity and enlightenment that makes the single stand out so much.

Not only was “Spring Day” a smart artistic move, but it was extremely savvy for BTS and their Korean label BigHit Entertainment to focus on one single for the repackaged deluxe version of their hit album Wings titled You Never Walk Alone.

Wings already broke – and continues to break – multiple chart records, including when it became the first K-pop album to spend multiple weeks on the Billboard 200 and also as it celebrates a remarkable 18th week on World Albums this week. By leading a re-ignited excitement over You Never Walk Alone with one single, fans are more than ever collectively focused on this one song.

That focus was seen when “Spring Day” flew into the the Top 10 of the Top Overall Songs chart on U.S. iTunes after its release on Sunday and remained high even as tracks from the 2017 Grammys began racing up the rankings. No K-pop group has sent a song as high on the iTunes singles chart, with only PSY being the other Korean act to land a song as high when “Gangnam Style” topped the ranking in 2012. A tweet from BigHit’s CEO Bang Sihyuk even commented on the accomplishment on Twitter.

The hype for “Spring Day” is particularly high in America as the band gears up for three arena concerts in America, a major indication of the fans ready to support, buy, stream and watch the music video for this single and not be as distracted by a full-length album’s worth of material. (Though, one should not disregard the new tracks including ultra-fierce “Not Today,” the long-awaited thumper “Outro: Wings,” or the introspective “A Supplemental Story: You Never Walk Alone.”)

There are hurdles BTS will need to jump over to have their single be a chart hit in America, including releasing the song two days after the charting period started on Friday and major competition from songs associated with the Grammys. But if the numbers end up in BTS’ favor and they chart a single on the Billboard Hot 100 – or even the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart, which counts the 25 singles just below the top 100 – it will be a major accomplishment, but not one unearned. By continuing to progress as artists, the band’s business- and chart-savvy moves only make their releases able to be that much more celebrated.

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On this day in music history: February 20, 1958 - “Buddy Holly”, the second album by Buddy Holly is released. Produced by Norman Petty and Bob Thiele, it is recorded at Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, NM and Decca Studios in New York City, from April 8, 1957 - January 26, 1958. After the back to back successes of “That’ll Be The Day” and “Peggy Sue”, Holly’s label (Decca Records subsidiary) Coral Records releases his second full length album. Though it is credited as a Buddy Holly solo album, it does include musical backing by his band The Crickets as well as producer Petty and his wife Vi. It includes such classics as “Peggy Sue” (#3 Pop and R&B), “Everyday”, “Words Of Love”, and “Rave On”. “Buddy Holly” does not chart on the Billboard album chart, though over the years it will be regarded as a seminal and influential early rock & roll album. The album is reissued a number of times over the years, including vinyl LP pressings in 1995 and again in 2011 by Universal Music Group. “Buddy Holly” is also remastered and reissued on CD by the label in 2004.

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my album’s here!!!!!!!!!!!

The Top 50 Albums of 2016

2016 was a massive year for music. Hip-Hop projects were phenomenal this year and the resurgence of R&B and consistency of Alt-Rock made a year when several big name artists released arguably their best albums. Here’s my top 50 (based on personal opinion and how much I replay them in my car, not lyricism or musicality.)

50. Yes Lawd! // NxWorries

49. Sept. 5th // dvsn

48. Ology // Gallant

47. The Colour in Anything // James Blake

46. 99.9% // KAYTRANADA

45. Skin // Flume

44. Freetown Sound // Blood Orange

43.Nothing’s Real // Shura

42. …and the Anonymous Nobody // De La Soul

41. Major Key // DJ Khaled

40. The Sun’s Tirade // Isaiah Rashad

39. Do What Thou Wilt! // Ab-Soul

38. Cozy Tapes Vol. 1: Friends // A$AP Mob

37. Wild World // Bastille

36. Starboy // The Weeknd

35. Endless // Frank Ocean

34. Big Baby D.R.A.M. // D.R.A.M.

33. You Are Forgiven // MadeInTYO

32. The Perfect LUV Tape // Lil Uzi Vert

31. Stoney // Post Malone

30. Atrocity Exhibition // Danny Brown

29. The Divine Feminine // Mac Miller

28. Pain, Passion & Demon Slaying // Kid Cudi

27. Malibu // Anderson .Paak

26. Puberty 2 // Mitski

25. Still Brazy // Y.G.

24. Blank Face LP // ScHoolBoy Q

23. 3001: A Laced Oddysey // Flatbush Zombies

22. Majid Jordan // Majid Jordan

21. untitled unmastered // Kendrick Lamar

20. 22, a Million // Bon Iver

19. Slime Season 3 // Young Thug

18. Home of the Strange // Young The Giant

17. Weezer (White Album) // Weezer

16. Views // Drake

15. I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it // The 1975

14. Farewell, Starlite! // Francis & the Lights

13. Sremmlife 2 // Rae Sremmurd

12. Anti // Rihanna

11. Jeffery // Young Thug

10. Lemonade // Beyonce

9. We’ve Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service // A Tribe Called Quest

8. “Awaken, My Love!” // Childish Gambino

7. 4 Your Eyez Only // J. Cole

6. A Seat At the Table // Solange

5. Telefone // Noname

4. Blonde // Frank Ocean

3. Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight // Travis Scott

2. Coloring Book // Chance the Rapper

1. The Life of Pablo // Kanye West

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THE BIGGEST FUCKING HAUL EVER HAUL

stores hit up: JCP sephora, FYE, JCpenney, spencers, bath and body works,and ulta

(also i must have concealed on camera on a previous visit to this particular sephora as this one SA girl kept following me around and staring at me. oh well, still lifted a fuck ton of shit. )

OH AND ALSO WHEN I WENT TO ULTA LITERALLY LIKE NOBODY WAS THERE AND IT WAS THE BESTTT. THEY HAD THE FUCKING RENAISSANCE PALETTE IN STOCK.

JCP Sephora
-Dipbrow pomade $20
-Natural eyes palette $36
-3 KVD lipsticks $60
-KVD lock it foundation $35

F.Y.E
-Rolling stones shirt $20
-The Who turns 50 album $23
-Another Who album $10

JCPenney
-3 pairs of panties $27

Spencer’s
-Tie dye vibrator $13
-Cotton candy lube $3

Bath and Body Works
-2 hand sanitizers $3.50

Ulta
-2 sweet peach glow palettes $84
-Modern Renaissance palette $42
-Eyelashes $3
-Dipbrow pomade $20
-Lipstick Queen frog prince $25
-Pro glow to go $23
-Becca highlighter $38

NOTHING WAS FREAKING TAGGED AT ULTA IM S C R E A M I N

GRAND TOTAL SAVED ——– 485.50

“Lana Del Rey’s Upcoming Album To Include ‘Exciting Guest Artists’”

Lana Del Rey on Saturday released a blissful new single “Love,” the first preview of her forthcoming new album, out later this year.

The track, which was first made available internationally on iTunes and Google, follows speculation on Friday after mysterious “Love” posters surfaced in Los Angeles.

As we previously mentioned, Del Rey has been in and out of the studio for the last two years, working on the followup to Honeymoon, which arrived in 2015. The new record, which is expected to be more upbeat than some of her past material, is one of Variance’s 50 Albums to Watch for in 2017.

Del Rey created the song with producer and longtime collaborator Rick Nowels, with additional production from Benny Blanco and Emile Haynie. The full album will include contributions from a number of “exciting guest featured artists,” according to a rep in a message to Variance.

Regarding the new music, the singer said: “I made my first four albums for me, but this one is for my fans and about where I hope we are all headed.“

-Variance Magazine, 2017.

anonymous asked:

Do you have that list of Kurt's top 50 albums? Merry Christmas!!🎄🌟☃️

Iggy and the Stooges, “Raw Power”

Pixies, “Surfer Rosa”

The Breeders, “Pod”

The Vaselines, “Pink EP”

The Shaggs, “Philosophy of the World”

Fang, “Landshark”

MDC, “Millions of Dead Cops”

Scratch Acid, “Scratch Acid EP”

Saccharine Trust, “Paganicons”

Butthole Surfers, “Pee Pee the Sailor” aka “Brown Reason to Live”

Black Flag, “My War”

Bad Brains, “Rock for Light”

Gang of Four, “Entertainment!”

Sex Pistols, “Never Mind the Bollocks”

The Frogs, “It’s Only Right and Natural”

PJ Harvey, “Dry”

Sonic Youth, “Daydream Nation”

The Knack, “Get the Knack”

The Saints, “Know Your Product”

anything by Kleenex

The Raincoats, “The Raincoats”

Young Marble Giants, “Colossal Youth”

Aerosmith, “Rocks”

Various Artists, “What Is It”

R.E.M., “Green”

Shonen Knife, “Burning Farm”

The Slits, “Typical Girls”

The Clash, “Combat Rock”

The Faith/Void, “Split EP”

Rites of Spring, “Rites of Spring”

Beat Happening, “Jamboree”

Tales of Terror, “Tales of Terror”

Leadbelly, “Leadbelly’s Last Sessions Vol. 1″

Mudhoney, “Superfuzz Bigmuff”

Daniel Johnston, “Yip/Jump Music”

Flipper, “Generic Flipper”

The Beatles, “Meet the Beatles”

Half Japanese, “We Are They Who Ache With Amorous Love”

Butthole Surfers, “Locust Abortion Technician”

Black Flag, “Damaged”

Fear, “The Record”

PiL, “Flowers of Romance”

Public Enemy, “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back”

Marine Girls, “Beach Party”

David Bowie, “The Man Who Sold the World”

Wipers, “Is This Real?”

Wipers, “Youth of America”

Wipers, “Over the Edge”

Mazzy Star, “She Hangs Brightly”

Swans, “Raping A Slave"

one through 50, kurt’s picks for albums.     Merry Christmas!

let it be known that the ONLY reason i know how to draw dudes is because in circa 2016 after i listened to the hamilton album about 50 more times, i spent most of my time looking up Daveed Diggs 

Like honestly though i am not good with remembering my own brother’s face but i could recognize Diggs smirk from a quarter of a mile away.

I read a Kate Bush biography and listened to all her albums in chronological order, reading the lyrics as I went. Just by chance, I was also doing a big jigsaw puzzle of a map of Iceland at the same time. As I put in the last jigsaw piece, I was listening to the last song (‘Among Angels’) on the last Kate Bush album (50 Words for Snow) and I just started crying.
—  Björk, Dazed Digital (2015)