To Pimp a Butterfly

MMM Top Ten: 10 Great Concept Albums

The concept album hit its stride after the 1960s when large, well-funded bands had the cash and carte blanche to explore, at length, any idea that crossed their addled brains. Whether a bloated 1970s ineffectual gesture or a coherent and brilliant bit of storytelling, the concept album has fans and detractors in equal measure. Here… Read more

Kendrick Lamar – ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Renell Medrano “I cannot get over the most popular and influential artist in modern music displaying a working nervous system, admitting mistakes, trying to process intergenerational trauma and prejudice,” said Lorde of Kendrick Lamar’s new album. It’s perhaps the most succinct encapsulation written yet of the highly anticipated fifth album by one of… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Carlton Rolle’s Top Ten Favorite Albums of the 2010s

Music has changed so much over the last 10 years. Many have heard and watched the degradation of genres fade away while other artists breathe new life in an overstuffed industry. Great albums come rarely, especially ones that became statements for the era or for the people living through that time. These are all albums… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Richard John Cummins’ Top Ten Favorite Albums of the 2010s

#10. Foster The People – ‘Torches’ (2011) Briefly, it looked as though bands like Foster The People might help bring songs that were fun, catchy, and instantly memorable back to the rock mainstream. It didn’t turn out quite that way, but Torches still shines bright and holds up.  #9. Foo Fighters – ‘Wasting Light’ (2011)… Read more