The New Classic – Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea released finally her first album titled ” The New Classic”. It is great; I love every song on this album. In my opinion it’s nice to see her finally come out with an album that’s actually really good. The Deluxe album has 16 tracks that are all great, there’s not one song on here were I didn’t like. My favorite songs are Fancy Feat Charlie XCX, Work, and Black Widow.

Fancy was I believe the third single that really caught my ear. The beat is simple and Iggy goes on the track and spits some good verses and lyrics. Charlie XCX is amazing addition to the track I absolutely love her voice. More people need to check her out. This is most likely my number one favorite song off the album.

Work is another great track with a good slow back beat in the beginning, then transition into a faster pace beat that leads you into the chorus. I can see a lot of people bump this in their cars with the windows down, the songs makes you just want to “turn up”, overall good track.

Black Widow goes bumps hard in the car the bass is pretty dope if you got some subs. Anyway Iggy offers a little story, on this track. Iggy and Rita Ora is another good combo together on a track, Iggy offers a fire second verse on this track. I was greatly impressed on her flow on this track.

Iggy’s new album isn’t a bad album; it has a lot of turn up songs and few deep songs. This is typical today but doesn’t mean this album is shit. This album is a great album and a perfect first album for Iggy. People take some albums way too serious, when they are meant to be just fun albums. There are always going to be haters, who find something wrong with any albums. You can’t deny Iggy has a great flow and spits fast paced lyrics; she is the first besides Nicki Minaj female rapper to release a great first record. All in all this is a great album, just cause its titled “new classic” doesn’t mean it falls short of it, and it lives up to the title. It does not fall short.

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Savages- Breathe Carolina

Breathe Carolina released another album despite Kyle Evans (main screams) leaving the band. The new album title is called “Savages”. This album is not what I was looking for when I go to listen to Breathe Carolina. The album is all right for an EDM/ Pop album. It has minor screams and more singing, which is not what I want to hear from a Breathe Carolina album. The only few songs that I do enjoy on this album is Sellouts. The only reason I like this one and only song off the whole album is because it has the right combination of screams and singing, and the only song with screams.

Breathe Carolina should have stopped making music after Kyle left. It is apparent that Breathe Carolina isn’t the same with out him. If they were going to keep making music after he left the band they should have made songs with screams and not focus on the singing/pop aspect. If you are a Breathe Carolina fan I wouldn’t buy this album, hate say it but it’s not a good album.

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Devil- Chiodos

Its been so long since I have listened to a full Chiodos album. It is extremely nice to hear Craig Owens back in the band. After he left the band just fell off in my opinion, now Craig is back at it. This album isn’t a follow up to their old stuff, but damn it’s hard to believe when you hear some of the tracks they have. They have their Theatrical style going with their post-hardcore screamo antics. There are songs on here that I can see Pierce the veil doing and I am surprised that Vic Fuentes didn’t make appearance on any tracks. My personal Favorite songs are Under Your Halo, 3 Am, Expensive Conversations in cheap Motels, and Sunny Days & Hand Grenades.

Under Your Halo is a song I feel that is more pop punk song that pierce the veil or mayday parade would sing. The lyrics are pretty cute, and Craig does a great job with the vocals. The violin on the beat along with the drums is a nice touch too.

3 Am is another different feel sound for Chiodos, it almost sounds like a song Mayday parade would sing. Though Chiodos do it way better than Mayday parade, it’s a good single. It was one of my favorite singles that they have released. It’s nice to see Chiodos trying different sounds beyond their normal brooding theatrical post-hardcore screams.

Expensive Conversations In Cheap Motels is the typical Chiodos song I want to hear. This song I feel would have fit nicely on a B side to their past album Bone Palace Ballet: Grand Coda. It has their screams and their heavy drums on the track along side some nice guitar riffs as well.

Sunny Days & Hand Grenades would have fit nicely on All’s Well That Ends Well Or Bone Palace Ballet: Grand Coda. It has that Chiodos feel that you want to hear when you think of Chiodos. It reminds me of one of their songs off Bone Palace Ballet: Grand Coda. “Is It Progression If a Cannibal Uses A Fork?” It reminds me of this song because of the way in the middle he stops and talks for a few seconds then goes right back into singing. All and all-great song, just reminds me of the old Chiodos.

This album is great; any old fan of Chiodos would gladly love this album. When I first heard it, I thought damn its like they never lost Craig Owens. This album is just great for new fans and old fans of that Screamo post-hardcore screamo stuff. Chiodos has that certain style with the violins and the theatrical stuff added that makes them unique, they offer a great sound. Must buy album, if you are not into Pierce The Veil or The Devil Wears Prada then you won’t like Chiodos.

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