Monday, November 10, 2014

LISTEN: AZEALIA BANKS "BROKE WITH EXPENSIVE TASTE"


It's rare that an artist comes along who so deftly blends underground credibility with pop sensibilities, but rapper Azealia Banks pulls the combination off perfectly. The driving house beats and weird techno instrumentation might keep her material off of mainstream radio, but the hooky melodies and interesting lyrics will keep you coming back for me upon first hearing them. There are 1 or 2 misfires on this album, but it is nevertheless one of the strongest LP's released this year, and definitely worth a spin. Oh, and while it doesn't matter as far as the listening experience is concerned, I love the cover art.