Music

If you like hip-hop, check out my chronological playlist, Hippity Hop and Whatnot Through the Ages.

Or, if you like synthwave, check out OutRetroSynthVapourRunWave.


  1. Escape From New York

    Beast Coast
    ★★★¼
  2. KOD

    J. Cole
    ★★★★¼
  3. Diaspora

    Goldlink
    ★★★★¼
  4. Ignorance is Bliss

    Skepta
    ★★★¼
  5. CrasH Talk

    ScHoolboy Q
    ★★★★½
  6. Trunk Muzik 3

    Yelawolf
    ★★★★
  7. Vicious EP

    Skepta
    ★★★★
  8. Everybody’s Talking, Nobody’s Listening!

    Caspa
    ★★★★

    I remember listening to this a lot when I first moved to London in 2011, and it still scratches a London-vibe itch that I get now and then.

  9. Koi Child

    Koi Child
    ★★★★¼
  10. Impact Winter Soundtrack

    Mitch Murder
    ★★★★½
  11. Cosmic Boundaries

    Phaserland
    ★★★★¼
  12. Atlas

    FM-84
    ★★★★¼
  13. NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES

    ★★★½
  14. Everythangs Corrupt

    Ice Cube
    ★★★★
  15. Hardwired

    Mitch Murder
    ★★★★½
  16. DiCaprio 2

    JID
    ★★★★½
  17. Nocturnal

    The Midnight
    ★★★★
  18. Oxnard

    ★★★★
  19. Turbulence

    ★★★★
  20. Stadium Arcadium

    ★★★★★

    This album means a lot to me. This album came into my life just before the summer after Grade 10, and I remember listening to this almost-religiously with my close friends. It pulled us together and over that summer and during the next couple of years, we ended up forming a four-piece rock band, and played a handful of coffeehouses—once in the cafeteria of a residence hall at University—but the best part were the jam sessions. The funky and soulful sound that RHCP perform on this album was refined, polished and unbelievably-catchy. And it still is.

  21. Deltron 3030

    Deltron 3030
    ★★★★★
  22. Avalon

    Roxy Music
    ★★★★

    I remember this album playing in my Dad’s car often when I was young, and never had any particular draw towards it, but I have fond memories of nodding in and out of sleep while this played from a cassette tape in his rusty old Mazda I had named Chickalude. My Mum’s car was called Kaku; although, I called everything Kaku when I named the car in my early years. Revisiting this album decades later, I love this album for its nostalgia, but also its melodic, jazzy, synth-driven sound.

  23. YSIV

    Logic
    ★★★½
  24. Don’t Gas Me

    Dizzee Rascal
    ★★★★
  25. Selection 5

    Mitch Murder
    ★★★★½

    Silky-smooth synths will captivate you and take you to a time long ago… but not forgotten. Like a mother’s cooking, this will instantly transport you back in time to when life was simpler—when all you wanted to do was cruise the winding coastline roads, ever-washed in moonlight, while some hard-hitting basslines and uplifting melodies punch through the night air, interrupted only by the fierce roar of the V8-engine that pulls you endlessly, onwards, into the future.

  26. Kamikaze

    Eminem
    ★★★★
  27. Wizville

    Ocean Wisdom
    ★★★★
  28. untitled unmastered.

    Kendrick Lamar
    ★★★★½
  29. The King of Limbs

    Radiohead
    ★★★★½
  30. Current Events

    Mitch Murder
    ★★★★½
  31. KIDS SEE GHOSTS

    ★★★½
  32. To Pimp A Butterfly

    Kendrick Lamar
    ★★★★★
  33. Rocket Man

    Dumbfoundead
    ★★★★
  34. Elwan

    Tinariwen
    ★★★★½
  35. Distant Relatives

    Damian Marley, Nas
    ★★★★★
  36. DAYTONA

    Pusha T
    ★★★★
  37. DAMN

    Kendrick Lamar
    ★★★★★

    This is easily one of my favourite albums of all time. Mind-bending beats, deep and thoughtful lyrics. One of the best releases of 2017, I think.