5 Albums To Look Forward To In 2018

5 Albums To Look Forward To In 2018

The music scene has been crazy good recently, and it's about to get even better before the end of the year.

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Since January, we've gotten new albums from Troye Sivan, Ariana Grande, Panic! At The Disco, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, George Ezra, 5 Seconds of Summer, Post Malone, BØRNS, The Wombats, and MGMT, among many others. As this year comes to a close, the trend of new, good music doesn't seem as if it'll stop anytime soon.

1. Hozier

Hozier gifted us with his self-titled album in 2014, and we finally, finally have new music. Last week, Andrew Hozier released an EP of four songs after four years. The EP is titled Nina Cried Power, including a song by the same name featuring Mavis Staples. The other three songs are titled "NFWMB," "Moment's Silence (Common Tongue)," and "Shrike." Moment's Silence is fairly similar to Hozier's sound in his first album, but the other songs seem to be moving in another (fantastic) direction. Hozier took to Twitter right before the release of the EP, addressing its sound: "this collection of songs is an example of what I've been working on in the last while and will be a small taste of what is to be expected from the upcoming album." Hozier will also be touring North America from September to October. I can't wait.

2. Childish Gambino

In May, Donald Glover took over Saturday Night Live - both as the host and as the performer, under his stage name, Childish Gambino. During his performance, he debuted a brand new song, "This is America." The song's lyrics are very politically heavy, as is the music video. Gambino got a lot of attention for the song, especially since he hadn't put out any music since Awaken, My Love! was released in 2016. Then, in July, Gambino released the Summer Pack, featuring the songs "Summertime Magic" and "Feels Like Summer." While it doesn't have a title or a release date yet, there is an album on the way before the end of 2018. Donald Glover has already started his "This is America Tour" - I attended the first night of the tour in Atlanta, Georgia last week. As soon as he came on stage, Glover told us that we were lucky to be there because "This is America" is Childish Gambino's last tour ever. Whether or not Donald Glover will continue to make music and/or tour without his stage name is unknown, which makes this last Gambino album so much more important and highly anticipated.

3. BROCKHAMPTON

The boyband announced earlier this year that their fourth album, Puppy, was to be released in June. But in May of this year, founding member Ameer Vann was accused of sexual misconduct and was removed from the band. BROCKHAMPTON decided to cancel the rest of their tour and push back the release of their album in order to figure out where to go from there. As of late, the band has renamed their album to Iridescence and announced on Twitter that the album will drop this month. Member Kevin Abstract (Ian Simpson) also took to Twitter to announce to fans that Iridescence "doesn't sound like Saturation," which is the band's album trilogy that was released in 2017. Since Ameer Vann's departure and the announcement of Iridescence, BROCKHAMPTON has put out three singles: "1999 WILDFIRE," "1998 TRUMAN," and "1997 DIANA." All three of the songs feature audio clips at the beginning. Jazze Pha introduces the band in the beginning of "1999 WILDFIRE," which he has also done for artists like Ciara. The intro of "1998 TRUMAN" features a monologue from Jim Jones, the leader of the Peoples Temple cult. An annotation by Genius Lyrics suggests that Jones's anti-government messages fit the theme of the 1998 movie The Truman Show. "1997 DIANA's" intro and outro are both a group of children counting down from ten to zero. Kevin recently took to Twitter again about the album: "not tryna lead anyone on or anything i just want us to keep making stuff we're proud of and put it out when we're ready i mean it from the bottom of my heart when i say thank you for your patience. iridescence." BROCKHAMPTON has also announced their world tour, which begins later this month (catch me at the October 14th show!).

4. Young the Giant

The band's fourth studio album, Mirror Master, is to be released on October 12th. After the release of Home of the Strange in 2016, the band got to work on the new album. They kept up with shows and festival appearances, but this is our first album in two years. So far, Young the Giant has released "Simplify" and "Superposition," both of which are very sweet and upbeat love songs. Along with their album, Young the Giant has released dates for a U.S. tour, which will occur from September 15th to December 2nd (catch me at the October 27th show!).

5. The 1975

The most obscure band on the planet. In 2016, our ears were graced with I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it and ever since then, lead singer Matty Healy has done everything in his power to confuse his fans on what comes next. But as it seems now, we have an album coming soon. November 30th to be exact. Titled A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, the album was originally meant to be the third installment of a trilogy of albums by The 1975, but Matty now says that the album is only meant to represent "where we (the band) are now." The past few months have been filled with obscure Tweets and Instagram posts from the band, and even billboards and ads around England. The album appears to be an installment of Music For Cars, but there has been a lot of confusion on what that means exactly. But the concrete stuff that people can understand is just as exciting - like a tour! The 1975 launched a merchandise preorder today through their website that includes clothing items, accessories, and the album in different medias. The website notes that each order of merchandise comes with a digital download of the new album once it comes out, and a presale code for the worldwide 2019 tour based on your location. In addition to the tour, the merch drop also included the track list of A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.

https://the1975store.com/products/a-brief-inquiry-into-online-relationships-cd

"Give Yourself A Try," "Love It If We Made It," and "TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME" have all already been released - and they're incredible. Their sound is changing in a remarkable way, and I'm counting down the days until the album and the tour (you know I got merch and a presale code!).

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

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    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

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    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

    Mac Miller

    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

    A$AP Rocky

    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

    Kanye West

    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

    Lil Wayne

    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    25 Songs For The Ultimate Study Playlist That'll Mellow You Out Before AND After Finals

    This playlist is at it's best in times of stressful studying, messed up sleeping schedules and when you just wanna melt into your bed after finals.

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    Below is a list of multiple ambient, study inducing, relaxing tracks that'll get those stress levels down in a heartbeat. There is a variety of tracks, some stemming from video game soundtracks, some from movie scores, and some that'll make you feel like you're studying in an enchanted forest.

    1. "Ashes Of Our Forever" by Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah

    2. "Movements (Chapter III) - Edit" By Leon Vynehall

    3. "The Gates Of Hell" from BAYONETTA

    4. "Kt" by Bexar Bexar

    5. "Alone in Kyoto" by Air

    6. "It's Magical" by Masayoshi Fujita

    7. "Requim For Dying Mothers, Pt. 1" by Stars Of The Lid

    8. "Sad Alron" by Mark Pritchard

    9. "The Finishing" by Stavroz

    10. Honestly, the entire soundtrack to L.A. Noire... (with some rain in the background)

    11. ....And the entire soundtrack to Heavy Rain

    12. "#3" by Aphex Twin

    13. "Sleep Deprivation" by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

    14. "Gumshoe Blues" by Paul Pritchard

    15. "Prowler" by Bohren & Der Club Of Gore

    16. "Impossible Island" by Gaussian Curve

    17. "Hello from the Edge of the Earth"  by Mary Lattimore

    18. "Godfather" by Terrence Blanchard

    19. "Rise" by Recondite

    20. "Aisatsana" by Aphex Twin

    21. "First Memory" By Shook

    22. "Differently, Still" by BADBADNOTGOOD

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