Best of 2018

By EMMIE Staff When crafting our Best of 2018 lists, it was hard to find some commonalities: everyone found different projects to be more entertaining, heart wrenching and/or spiritual than others. For purposes of open debate and open thought, this is the best possible outcome. More importantly though, this is indicative of the year that music presented to us; in short order, too much awesome music came … Continue reading Best of 2018

FM!, Vince Staples

By Rishabh Kishore, Staff Writer SCORE: 8.3 Thank you, Vince. Although there is an unbelievable amount of music that is put out every week, only a few albums stick out and stay in a daily rotation the way FM! does. The album is classic Vince; FM! is groovy, hard and chilling with lyrics that constantly remind you about his old stomping grounds of Long Beach, CA’s northside. However, much … Continue reading FM!, Vince Staples

iridescence, BROCKHAMPTON

By Rishabh Kishore, Staff Writer SCORE: 8.3 BROCKHAMPTON did it again. It has been an interesting year for the boy band. After releasing the third and final part of the SATURATION trilogy, BROCKHAMPTON took off on tour and, consequently, promised another album. The boy band is an absolute powerhouse; the group has released four albums in the span of eighteen months with each album showcasing … Continue reading iridescence, BROCKHAMPTON

Tell Me How You Really Feel, Courtney Barnett

By Rishabh Kishore, Contributing Writer SCORE: 9.2 Courtney Barnett has been busy. After releasing her first album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, and subsequent touring, she collaborated with Kurt Vile to produce an album with both artists playing off each other’s incredible songwriting prowess. The album (Lotta Sea Lice) showed a conversational type of lyricism with a unique style of singing. For … Continue reading Tell Me How You Really Feel, Courtney Barnett