Did You Miss These Scorching Hot Playlists of February 2018?


Recapping the 13 playlists that were published on The Musical Hype during February 2018. Playlist topics include royalty, religion, and sex among other things. Continue reading Did You Miss These Scorching Hot Playlists of February 2018?

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Declan McKenna, What Do You Think About the Car? | Top 5 Songs


★★★★: Brit singer/songwriter Declan McKenna impresses with meaningful, mature songwriting on his debut album, ‘What Do You Think About the Car?’ Continue reading Declan McKenna, What Do You Think About the Car? | Top 5 Songs

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2015’s Most Eyebrow-Raising Lyrics, Vol. 1


So much time is spent examining entire albums or merely analyzing singles or songs off of those albums. A lot can be gained from being more analytical and isolating key lyrics from a song. Sure, this is micromanagement – total music nerd shit – but there’s greatness that can be unveiled. Throughout 2015, there have been many eyebrow-raising lyrics that raise larger issues or have … Continue reading 2015’s Most Eyebrow-Raising Lyrics, Vol. 1

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Review: ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ Is Kendrick Lamar’s Second Consecutive Masterpiece


Kendrick Lamar • To Pimp A Butterfly • Aftermath / Interscope • US Release Date: March 16, 2015 There are two reasons that can make an album tough to review: 1) it’s absolutely horrible or 2) it’s mind-bogglingly brilliant. In the case of Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore effort To Pimp A Butterfly, it is the latter. How in the world would Kendrick Lamar follow up the … Continue reading Review: ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ Is Kendrick Lamar’s Second Consecutive Masterpiece

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Review: Madonna Sounds Fierce on ‘Rebel Heart’


Madonna • Rebel Heart • Interscope • US Release Date: March 10, 2015 There is and will only ever be one Madonna. Anytime Madonna performs or releases a new album, everybody is interested to see what the cutting-edge pop legend is going to do – specifically how she is going to reinvent herself. While Madonna’s most innovative days are in the past, the pop star … Continue reading Review: Madonna Sounds Fierce on ‘Rebel Heart’