Author Archives: Eli Allen

February 11, 2016

Don’t You by Wet

By - on 11/02/2016 at 12:10 am


  Bath bombs are dope. Humankind has dreamt for centuries of being able to bathe in outer space and/or liquified cotton candy, and recent advances in bougie bath technology have made those dreams come true. Anyone who thinks that the world would be a better place without bath bombs is a fool and on the wrong side of history. Wet made a musical bath bomb. Don’t You is a cohesive album, one with a consistent theme of trepidation and confusion about love and a singular sound. The latter of these qualities has received the most attention. Kelly Zutrau’s vocals and the backing instrumentals are both subject to heavy production, much of which is reminiscent of…

February 1, 2016

Jazz at The Bullingdon

By - on 01/02/2016 at 11:42 pm


  I want to come clean about something. This Tuesday, at 8:30 pm outside the Bullingdon, I was nervous. Tuesday is jazz night at the Bullingdon, and I’m not a jazz man. Am I jazzy? Of course, but I’m not a man of jazz.  I pictured myself surrounded by the hippest of teens and 20-somethings, each and every one of them casually nursing their beverages and taking slow, purposeful draws from a wood panelled vape pen while music too complex for my simple ears played in the background. Thankfully, this was not the case. It turns out that I could not have been more wrong about the target demographic for jazz night. Of the 45…

November 27, 2015

Shadow of a Doubt by Freddie Gibbs

By - on 27/11/2015 at 9:10 pm


Freddie Gibbs’ new LP, Shadow of a Doubt is a follow up to last year’s Pinata, a collaborative effort between the rapper and renowned producer Madlib. However, the new album is no Pinata 2, and Gibbs has commented in interviews how work on this album was far less intense than the construction of Pinata. This should come as no surprise considering the absence of Madlib, a producer famous for his unique and complex beats. Fortunately, Gibbs remains capable of fitting his technically incredibly flow to almost any beat. Listening to a Freddie Gibbs album front to back can leave one wondering why anyone would ever bother speaking instead of rapping. There is never a moment on…