I thought I’d start this off by looking at the album that changed the way I viewed music entirely. This album was the first to give me chills, and the feeling of truly being in a song or in this case an album. Childish Gambino’s album ‘Because the internet’ showed me how you can tell a story with music, this album is an anthology, each story evoking different emotions through different aspects of sound.
‘Because the internet’ is genius. Donald Glover created an album full of subtle details and in your face statements. There are songs for laid back Sunday’s, drug fuelled Saturday nights and intergalactic space missions (most probably caused by that Saturday night).
In all seriousness I am thankful for this album, I felt as though I was introduced to a multitude of different genres. It may be classed as a hip-hop album but that’s not all it is. You get electric guitars, spoken quote’s, electronic sound, and noises that definitely belong in a star trek episode. It’s one of those albums that you could never get bored of, and after eight years it continues to give me chills.
Finally, If you’re not going to listen to this album, I ask that you listen to the last song on it at least. ‘III. Life: The Biggest Troll’. This song begins by making you feel like you could do a triathlon three times over and leaves you questioning life itself. So maybe don’t listen to it if you’re already an egotistical prick or emotionally fragile.