Mumford & Sons, “Believe”
If you can give this song the time to set in, it will. The latest Mumford & Sons offering is a power ballad that is birthed in an ambient-rock body. Once it realizes its destiny, and the spacey intro subsides, it becomes a worthy introspective ride.
Kanye West, “All Day”
This modern day achievement will have you ready to build pyramids. Kanye combines a hard-hitting trap vibe with traditional braggadocio lyricism. He enlists new artist Allan Kingdom (not Paul McCartney) to provide an intriguing hook. Mr. West still sounds like he calls himself “Yeezus” every now and then.
Snoop Dogg – Peaches N Cream
Overheard: “Snoop Dogg still makes songs?” “Yeah, I mean they aren’t good, but this one came out like a week ago.” Just kidding. I could see this classic Pharell produced slow jam getting a pass in many circles. It has a laidback & soulful vibe, and Charlie Wilson’s ad-libs take it to a higher place.
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