This was an album that puzzled me. The Ibeyi Twins moved from Cuba to France, only to sing in English and Yoruba (a language from Nigeria, in Africa) and play a style of Soul/RB that never seemed to take off. The rhythms kept breaking up and there was no flow to the songs. I felt annoyed after a while, but wanted them to succeed as this kind of fusion is very hard to successfully execute. In the end, this was not a very good album.
For All Eternity is a Christian Metalcore band from Australia. Unfortunately, they are not very good. Their album cover caught my eye and I thought I’d give them a try… I came away unconvinced that this band was any different from most Metalcore bands: noisy, lacking cohesion, and bordering on annoying.
Alejandro Sanz sounds much older now. I was never much of a fan, and continue not liking his music very much. But there are fans out there who love this guy and his style. I’m thinking it might be mainly because he sings in Spanish, but some songs are good. This album was not good, though, with songs that felt like the artist wanted them to be more energetic and fun but they turned out dull.
I decided to try MS MR because I had heard someone mentioning their style of Darkwave. Well, it turns out that this is not so good after all. There are glimpses of talent here, but throughout the album the lyrics are silly, barely fit the melodies, and the songs sound like they were just put together in a hurry. Not good. I like their visual style and the sound could be much better with a better producer.
Well, I had high hopes for this one. After his fiasco becoming “Snoop Lion” and singing Reggae, Snoop Dogg has returned as a rapper (what he does best). But I could hardly hear his voice on this one… it seems as if he’s hiding behind the special effects and featured guests. There are no truly good songs here either. Very disappointing!