JEFF The Brotherhood
After my first listen to JEFF The Brotherhood’s new rocker, Hypnotic Nights, I suddenly had the urge to crack a beer. Or six.
With The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach in the production seat, brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall roll out their best album to date. Hypnotic Nights sees JEFF expanding their signature sound beyond straightforward garage rock and punk. Varied instrumentation, polished recording, catchy hooks, and killer energy make the brothers’ seventh album a must listen.
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For some reason I have found myself listening to the work of the members of The Wu-Tang clan a lot recently. Mind you, I have not been listening to any collaborative Wu-Tang albums, but instead the solo works of the various members, which is quite an overwhelming endeavor. I really like Wu-Tang, but it is difficult to sift through some of the muck and mire that has been by the various members over the years. For instance, say I wanted to get a greater base of knowledge on Inspectah Deck’s body of work. I have to then decide which of his FIVE studio releases I am going to try to dig into. I can look at other people’s ratings of his albums all I want, but rap is just such a crap shoot anyway, there is no way I am going to be successful finding what I’m looking for.
Since I am just starting to make progress of Wu-Tang solo albums, most of what follows is more of a list of some of my all-time favorite Wu-Tang member’s offerings, and not so much any hidden gems that I have found. Maybe once I am all the way through the solo catalogues I will be able to offer a LxListening Wu-Tang sequel. Enjoy.
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