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  • CLXXXII. Don Toliver | Hardstone Psycho

    22 GIU 2024 · This week, Démar and Adriel discuss Don Toliver's fourth studio album 'Hardstone Psycho', his versatility, joining the sexy drill wave, and Don Toliver outgrowing the Cactus Jack label. Démar’s rating: 7 / 10 Adriel’s rating: 8.5 / 10  The Love List: KRYPTONITE, TORE UP, LAST LAUGH, 5 TO 10, DEEP IN THE WATER TIMECODES: 1:47 - Can’t Say 2:33 - His last project 3:07 - His voice colour 5:19 - Sexy drill 7:15 - Same spot as the last review 7:43 - Staying one pocket is a disservice 8:35 - Bandit as a single 11:34 - Don Toliver is like Count Dracula 12:16 - Almost a new genre 15:28 - Future comparison 18:20 - RIP to screw / Travis Scott songs 21:43 - Disc 4 R&B Don Toliver 25:10 - Party trap version is next level 27:02 - Albums that have everything 27:45 - lyrics 31:23 - It will hurt his score to look at lyrics   31:40 - Cactus Jack as a label 32:44 - Artist discovery is hard 38:55 - What it means for his career 42:38 - The cover 45:09 - Going for the themes regardless if the music matches 46:15 - vinyl cop 47:24 - The score  Follow us: YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/@AlbumMode TikTok: Album Mode: https://www.tiktok.com/@albummodepod Adriel: https://www.tiktok.com/@adrielsmileydotcom Démar: https://www.tiktok.com/@godkingdemi Instagram: Album Mode: https://www.instagram.com/albummodepod/ Adriel: https://www.instagram.com/adrielsmileydotcom/ Démar: https://www.instagram.com/demarjgrant/ Twitter: Album Mode: https://twitter.com/AlbumModepod Adriel: https://twitter.com/AdrielSmiley_ Démar:https://twitter.com/DemarJGrant Don Toliver - Hardstone Psycho / 2024 / Trap, R&B, Drill, Sexy Drill
    Ascoltato 55 min. 3 sec.
  • CLXXXI. Charli XCX | BRAT

    21 GIU 2024 · This week Démar and Adriel discuss Charli XCX's sixth studio album 'BRAT', how the start of her career misaligned people's perception of her, Brat's distortion and her approaching Daft Punk and Playboi Carti levels of good repetitiveness. Démar’s rating: 9 / 10 Adriel’s rating: 7.5 / 10  The Love List: 360, 365, Von dutch, Mean girls, Everything is romantic, B2b TIMECODES: 2:27 - The industry plant label 3:19 - Review of her career 9:55 - Demar, a fan of distortion 10:22 - Playboi Carti zone  11:32 - Talk Talk   13:20 - Adriel's Hudson Mohawke era  15:48 - Von Dutch 19:05 - Grime / breakdown / Stormzy 21:28 - Mean girls 25:20 - Respectfully, you’re a trash musician  26:46 - Progressions 27:16 - not going to get bored 27:42 - Her singing capability 29:26 - It is electronic music 26:59 - Lyrics 32:07 - Line between being deep and honest 33:00 - beard fishing 38:40 - How unique she is 39:50 - She’s an artist 40:08 - Repetition 41:43 - What it means for her career 43:58 - if you’re boom clap kind of person 45:37 - It's a Club album 46:11 - The cover 49:49 - The Scores Follow us: YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/@AlbumMode TikTok: Album Mode: https://www.tiktok.com/@albummodepod Adriel: https://www.tiktok.com/@adrielsmileydotcom Démar: https://www.tiktok.com/@godkingdemi Instagram: Album Mode: https://www.instagram.com/albummodepod/ Adriel: https://www.instagram.com/adrielsmileydotcom/ Démar: https://www.instagram.com/demarjgrant/ Twitter: Album Mode: https://twitter.com/AlbumModepod Adriel: https://twitter.com/AdrielSmiley_ Démar:https://twitter.com/DemarJGrant Charli XCX - BRAT / 2024 / electronic, hyperpop, electropop
    Ascoltato 54 min. 48 sec.
  • Drake's 'Wah Gwan Delilah' Remix is Silly and The-Dream is Nasty

    7 GIU 2024 · Yes, "Wah Gwan Delilah" Remix really has Drake on the track, no, it's not a serious track. After Drake got demolished in his beef with Kendrick Lamar Demar and Adriel analyze why Drake released "Wah Gwan Delilah" now. Also, the hip hop continues its #Metoo moment as The-Dream is accused of rape and sexual battery in a new lawsuit. TIMECODES: 2:07 Drake did it on purpose to cut the tension  3:32 This is him saying I am not accepting defeat 5:39 Could Drake drop a ‘Mob Ties’ right now? 7:31 Chance the Rapper comparison   10:12 Good move wrong time 12:25 The-Dream 18:02 Hip-hop me too  Follow us: YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/@AlbumMode TikTok: Album Mode: https://www.tiktok.com/@albummodepod Adriel: https://www.tiktok.com/@adrielsmileydotcom Démar: https://www.tiktok.com/@godkingdemi Instagram: Album Mode: https://www.instagram.com/albummodepod/ Adriel: https://www.instagram.com/adrielsmileydotcom/ Démar: https://www.instagram.com/demarjgrant/ Twitter: Album Mode: https://twitter.com/AlbumModepod Adriel: https://twitter.com/AdrielSmiley_ Démar:https://twitter.com/DemarJGrant
    Ascoltato 28 min. 33 sec.
  • CLXXX. Shaboozey | Where I've Been, Isn't Where I'm Going

    7 GIU 2024 · This week Démar and Adriel discuss Shaboozey's third album 'Where I've Been, Isn't Where I'm Going', it's constant conversation between country and hip hop and whether Shaboozey is a gimmick. Démar’s rating: 6.5 / 10 Adriel’s rating: 6.5 / 10  The Love List: Horses & Hellcats, A Bar Song (Tipsy), Drink Don't Need No Mix, Finally Over TIMECODES: 1:39 - Movie soundtrack (spiderman)  4:44 - Hip-hop sensibilities in his music 06:28 - Horses and Hellcats lyrics 12:35 - Two things can be true  13:54 - Same soup, different mix 15:02 - Beyonce album helps? 19:40 - Démar couldn’t picture this outside of a hip-hop song  20:40 - Let it burn 21:00 - Is he a gimmick? 26:33 - Chanting 28:55 - His voice 31:24 - Adriel loves these kind of songs 34:58 - Isn't on the beat at all 36:28 - Noah Cyrus 39:09 - Favourite feature 41:33 - What does this album do for his career? 47:28 - Score Follow us: YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/@AlbumMode TikTok: Album Mode: https://www.tiktok.com/@albummodepod Adriel: https://www.tiktok.com/@adrielsmileydotcom Démar: https://www.tiktok.com/@godkingdemi Instagram: Album Mode: https://www.instagram.com/albummodepod/ Adriel: https://www.instagram.com/adrielsmileydotcom/ Démar: https://www.instagram.com/demarjgrant/ Twitter: Album Mode: https://twitter.com/AlbumModepod Adriel: https://twitter.com/AdrielSmiley_ Démar:https://twitter.com/DemarJGrant Shaboozey - Where I've Been, Isn't Where I'm Going / 2024 / country
    Ascoltato 54 min. 53 sec.
  • CLXXIX. Vince Staples | Dark Times

    29 MAG 2024 · This week Démar and Adriel discuss Vince Staples' sixth studio album 'Dark Times', its muted production and Vince Staples finally channeling his humour into his music. Démar’s rating: 7.5 / 10 Adriel’s rating: 7 / 10  The Love List: Government Cheese, Étouffée, "Radio", Freeman, Black&Blue P.S. Doesn't 'Shame On The Devil' sound like a Mac Demarco song? Or are we trippin' TIMECODES: 2:40 - Old and new Vince Staples 3:43 - When sparks fly 4:34 - Favorite Vince Staples song 9:38 - In that space where everyone knows him but not his music   14:23 - Music before this album isn’t funny   16:15 - Nailaism that exists in this lifestyle 19:08 - The get you out the street rapper 20:40 - Getting leverage in his career 24:09 - The entanglement   25:57 - The outro on ‘Justin’ 26:48 - The interludes 30:42 - One of those artists where his fans aren’t catching all the lyrics 31:55 - I don’t know what a Vince Staples sound is 33:43 - Could have lived on 5 different albums / Mac Demarco 34:40 - Singles 38:50 - Boring drums on 'Justin'  41:00 - It’s all one vibe 42:05 - One of the most unique careers 48:28 - Pop rap 51:44 - The cover 56:14 - Scores Follow us: YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/@AlbumMode TikTok: Album Mode: https://www.tiktok.com/@albummodepod Adriel: https://www.tiktok.com/@adrielsmileydotcom Démar: https://www.tiktok.com/@godkingdemi Instagram: Album Mode: https://www.instagram.com/albummodepod/ Adriel: https://www.instagram.com/adrielsmileydotcom/ Démar: https://www.instagram.com/demarjgrant/ Twitter: Album Mode: https://twitter.com/AlbumModepod Adriel: https://twitter.com/AdrielSmiley_ Démar:https://twitter.com/DemarJGrant Vince Staples - Dark Times / 2024 / rap, gangsta rap, hip hop
    Ascoltato 1 h 6 min. 53 sec.
  • Footage of Diddy's Abuse Surfaces and Diddy Drops a Distasteful Apology

    23 MAG 2024 · Video has finally emerged showing some of the physical abuse Cassie has endured and Diddy thought an video apology was an appropriate response to that... You're only apologizing because the video is public, not for anything else... TIMECODES: 00:16 - Intro  01:26 - The Sickening Video 04:10 - Diddy felt untouchable 06:09 - Why does this video still exist? 09:42 - Media Members defending Diddy 13:43 - Diddy involving his son 16:15 - The Oldheads in Hip-Hop 20:05 - Is J. Cole the only good guy left? 22:00 - Tyga & Kylie 24:42 - Will Jay-Z be next? Follow us: YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/@AlbumMode TikTok: Album Mode: https://www.tiktok.com/@albummodepod Adriel: https://www.tiktok.com/@adrielsmileydotcom Démar: https://www.tiktok.com/@godkingdemi Instagram: Album Mode: https://www.instagram.com/albummodepod/ Adriel: https://www.instagram.com/adrielsmileydotcom/ Démar: https://www.instagram.com/demarjgrant/ Twitter: Album Mode: https://twitter.com/AlbumModepod Adriel: https://twitter.com/AdrielSmiley_ Démar:https://twitter.com/DemarJGrant
    Ascoltato 28 min. 3 sec.
  • CLXXVIII. Billie Eilish | HIT ME HARD AND SOFT

    22 MAG 2024 · This week Démar and Adriel discuss Billie Eilish's third studio album 'HIT ME HARD AND SOFT', Eilish's versatility accidentally causing her to make blander music and her ever-stellar songwriting.  Démar’s rating: 6 / 10 Adriel’s rating: 6 / 10 The Love List: LUNCH, L'AMOUR DE MA VIE, THE DINER, BITTERSUITE, BLUE 2:07 First time hearing Billie 5:08 Happier than ever left Demar underwhelmed 7:05 What she said about the project and the title 7:53 Liking her popular songs 10:06 Skinny as the introduction 13:40 Not as many songs that are unique to her 15:43 Drake issue in reverse 18:35 Sounds like Costco music 23:02 Stunning when she gets more complex (autotune) 27:05 Jacking Missy Elliot’s style for years 30:02 Aligned with black music without working with black artists 31:41 Juice Wrld type of flow 36:46 Arlo Parks 39:52 A big part of her fans who are not here for the lyrics 44:09 Is Billie apologizing? 54:46 Relating to your sister putting her face in a vagina  58:02 The Coolest Girl in pop 1:00:57 The Cover 1:04:00 The Score Follow us: YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/@AlbumMode TikTok: Album Mode: https://www.tiktok.com/@albummodepod Adriel: https://www.tiktok.com/@adrielsmileydotcom Démar: https://www.tiktok.com/@godkingdemi Instagram: Album Mode: https://www.instagram.com/albummodepod/ Adriel: https://www.instagram.com/adrielsmileydotcom/ Démar: https://www.instagram.com/demarjgrant/ Twitter: Album Mode: https://twitter.com/AlbumModepod Adriel: https://twitter.com/AdrielSmiley_ Démar:https://twitter.com/DemarJGrant Billie Eilish - Hit Me Hard and Soft / 2024 / pop, alt-pop
    Ascoltato 1 h 9 min. 35 sec.
  • DJ Akademiks is Getting Sued for Rape and Defamation, Plus What We've Been Spinning Lately

    15 MAG 2024 · DJ Akademiks's fat is back in the fire after a string of hip hop sexual misconduct allegations that have been plaguing 2024. Ak is facing a new lawsuit accusing him of rape, sexual assault, and defamation by Fauziya “Ziya” Abashe for an alleged incident in 2022. The duo breakdown what it means for Ak and hip hop as sexual misconduct allegations continue to pile up against men in the industry. Then we talk about what we've been spinning lately and possible song of the summer candidates. TIMECODES: 3:18 - Ak and a lot of venom for Rory 3:55 - Usually when Reddit is right about something it is not good 4:22 - He has some friends in the industry – embedded in the Drake camp 6:52 - These people exist in a sphere 7:25 - Who’s the type of artists is AK interviewing 9:10 - Perception online and people aren’t surprised 9:55 - AK had 69 on-call 11:05 - Hip-Hop is in a turbulent time / Mee Too 12:01 - See some light that women can feel safe in hip-hop   13:51 - What have you been listening to recently / cookout music 14:41 - Might delete later – J Cole played it right 19:03 - Still banging Yeat to this day 21:07 - Geo cities 22:03 - Might give a white man in hip-hop the number 1 album 22:40 - Albums you are excited for  Follow us: YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/@AlbumMode TikTok: Album Mode: https://www.tiktok.com/@albummodepod Adriel: https://www.tiktok.com/@adrielsmileydotcom Démar: https://www.tiktok.com/@godkingdemi Instagram: Album Mode: https://www.instagram.com/albummodepod/ Adriel: https://www.instagram.com/adrielsmileydotcom/ Démar: https://www.instagram.com/demarjgrant/ Twitter: Album Mode: https://twitter.com/AlbumModepod Adriel: https://twitter.com/AdrielSmiley_ Démar:https://twitter.com/DemarJGrant
    Ascoltato 29 min. 38 sec.
  • CLXXVII. Gunna | One of Wun

    15 MAG 2024 · This week Démar and Adriel discuss Gunna's fifth studio album 'One of Wun', its surprisingly impressive production and Gunna never killing the vibe. Démar’s rating: 3 / 10 Adriel’s rating: 5.5 / 10 The Love List: hakuna matata, back in the a, whatsapp, one of wun TIMECODES: 5:41 - Demar’s favourite Gunna song 8:30 - Very little hype around this album 9:45 - Is there another hit we can find 10:45 - Gunna is somehow getting better 12:00 - Title track  - I understand why you like listening to it 12:50 - Production is the best part of the project 15:10 - Still bangs without knowing the words 16:34 - Cybernetic & aquatic 20:00 - Sonics he is miles ahead, in this genre lyrics is not the emphasis 22:00 - Nav level monotone  - no emotion 23:27 - Not listening with the same “Ears” 25:16 - His music is not going to break up the vibe 25:33 - Fans also like on Spotify 27:30 - When it comes to his voice – black Nav 30:34 - Yeat & Gunna demo 31:54 - Favourite feature 32:15 - What happened to Roddy Rich 33:29 - Leon Bridges singing 35:45 - Gunna’s voice gets on Demar's nerves 37:19 - A singer but a rapper – Rod Wave 41:35 - Money don’t make me real that’s on my life" 42:35 - Mice is plural 44:53 - This fanbase doesn’t have the appetite for new sounds, new lyrics etc.. 47:44 - The hooks are subpar 50:14 - Almost a No Skips 52:55 - The Cover 54:08 - The Scores Follow us: YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/@AlbumMode TikTok: Album Mode: https://www.tiktok.com/@albummodepod Adriel: https://www.tiktok.com/@adrielsmileydotcom Démar: https://www.tiktok.com/@godkingdemi Instagram: Album Mode: https://www.instagram.com/albummodepod/ Adriel: https://www.instagram.com/adrielsmileydotcom/ Démar: https://www.instagram.com/demarjgrant/ Twitter: Album Mode: https://twitter.com/AlbumModepod Adriel: https://twitter.com/AdrielSmiley_ Démar:https://twitter.com/DemarJGrant Gunna - One of Wun / 2024 / hip hop, rap, trap
    Ascoltato 1 h 40 sec.
  • Kendrick Lamar Obliterates Drake with Not Like Us

    9 MAG 2024 · Kendrick Lamar has obliterated Drake in the beef with the hit diss song 'Not Like Us' with 'meet the grahams' to set it up. Drake had a chance in this beef but it look like that time is over and he's left to salvage what's left of his reputation. Adriel and Demar analyze how Kendrick dismantled Drake in the beef, whether the pyrrhic victory is worth it and if Drake is still too big to fail. TIMECODES: 4:20 - Demar is always right 7:05 - Mistake with family matters (20v1) 9:10 - The Nuke didn't nuke 9:40 - New Ho king 11:48 -It’s almost as if Family matters didn’t happen 14:16 - Kendrick Lamar aims to represent Blackness on Not Like Us 16:00 - Women are the butt of the joke in this beef 17:15 - Do we need receipts? 19:40 - This beef is bad for Drake's corporate deals 23:00 - Drake did what he was supposed to do on Family Matters 25:56 - Kendrick's release schedule was brilliant 29:37 - Drake’s missed opportunity 31:52 - Kendrick gives Drake a history lesson in blackness 34:05 - The art of avoiding allegations / pyrrhic victory 34:40 - Cancelling is fake 37:55 - How Drake lost Black women in his fan base (The great hollowing) 42:52 - Ranking the songs in this battle 47:08 - Who won this battle? 47:57 - Shots fired at Drake’s home 50:58 - Is this the end for Drake? Follow us: YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/@AlbumMode TikTok: Album Mode: https://www.tiktok.com/@albummodepod Adriel: https://www.tiktok.com/@adrielsmileydotcom Démar: https://www.tiktok.com/@godkingdemi Instagram: Album Mode: https://www.instagram.com/albummodepod/ Adriel: https://www.instagram.com/adrielsmileydotcom/ Démar: https://www.instagram.com/demarjgrant/ Twitter: Album Mode: https://twitter.com/AlbumModepod Adriel: https://twitter.com/AdrielSmiley_ Démar:https://twitter.com/DemarJGrant
    Ascoltato 1 h 3 min. 13 sec.

Welcome to Album Mode where journalist, Demar Grant and The Cool Table host, Adriel Smiley breakdown and review the latest albums. Each episode features a new album where both hosts...

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Welcome to Album Mode where journalist, Demar Grant and The Cool Table host, Adriel Smiley breakdown and review the latest albums. Each episode features a new album where both hosts dive in-depth about the project and the artist’s path to its release.
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