We’re not too sure what to call the beautiful emerging genre filled with synth and distortion. We can tell you it’s led by Bon Iver, Kanye West, The Weeknd, Polica & newcomers (to the style) Pop Etc. We have this genre organized as “electropop” on Siafu Sounds, but using the term pop in reference to such technically savy music feels perverse.
Seemingly here to assauge our doubt, Pop Etc fits right at home and assures us this new genre rips pop influences from every conceivable genre with an album cover listing several and ending with an “ETC.” Pop Etc isn’t quite the lyrical heavyweight of their counterparts, but they make up for the relative lack of depth with infectiously sweet lyrics layered beautifully with production and instrumentals that fit right in.
With the remarkably consistent “The Stoned Immaculate,” Curren$y puts forth a chill-as-hell high-quality start-to-finish album that rap fans and stone-men alike will appreciate as a sound investment.
“Take You There,” featuring Marsha Ambrosius, seems destined for major crossover play and is easily imagined playing well in the large size arena destined for Curren$y’s future if he continues making solid albums like “The Stoned Immaculate.”
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