p4k16 no1: Solange – A Seat at the Table

Had I ever heard of them before: yes, she beat up Jay-Z and was on a Lonely Island album.

Reductive First Impression: it was fine. I’ve listened to it twice. Nothing stood out apart from the spoken word bits. I fell asleep the second time through. A solid “fine” from me for Pitchfork’s best album of the turbulent time that was last year.

Will I listen to it again: no.

 

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p4k16 no2: Frank Ocean – Blonde

Had I ever heard of them before: yeah, of course, listened to all his other albums. Max has a Frank Ocean tshirt.

Reductive First Impression: it was fine. I didn’t really see anything that pushes it apart from the crowd. Kind of Rn Hop.

Will I listen to it again: no.


p4k16 no3: Beyonce – Lemonade

Had I ever heard of them before: yes, yes of course and I heard all about this albums back story and release as a video and…

Reductive First Impression: too hard to listen to. Not on youtube, not on spotify. I’m sure it’s fine and I’ll like some bits of it and hate some bits of it and maybe be troubled by some of it – like the rest of Beyonce’s career.

Will I listen to it again: I’m guessing no as I’ve never listened to a Beyonce album.