- strengths in every track
- Still Not Over
- Should Just Do It
- approaching over-produced
Solid hip-hop album from the Korean master of flow, Jonathan Moon Swings (스윙스).
Tracks on this album that I love, I LOVE. Tracks I’m not such a big fan of, I skip – there’s just too much good shit in here to waste my time.
I often reset my plays on tracks because I tend to listen to favorites over and over. On this album (which may even have been reset), the tracks with five stars have over 45 plays each. I don’t usually play albums by themselves, but add them to zeitgeist lists of “current” music (current for me, anyway). 45 plays is a lot.
Bonus: Korean MP3s include the lyrics. Not, unfortunately, the intro spoken-word parts. I occasionally question their accuracy because of the spelling of English words and questionable spacing, but listen to me being a grammarian on a non-American hip-hop album.
Swings is my favorite artist, and I love his razor-sharp flow – a lot of rappers can hit a beat, but his accuracy is flawless. His albums are becoming more “produced” – and less about the rap, and hopefully that’s a phase, but maybe it’s a function of popularity. I still love his UPGRADE album the most (his first EP), but anything new from Swings is good for me.
- No Mercy — ★★★★
- 못 이겨 (feat. Gray) [Can Not Win] — ★★★★
- The King Is Back II — ★★★★★
- My Way (Feat. Lovey) — ★★★
- Confessions (Feat. Elo) — ★★★
- 야 그냥 해 (Feat. Deepflow) [Should Just Do It] — ★★★★★
- 자신감 과다증 [Confidence Hyperplasia] — ★★★
- 갑 [Former] — ★★★★
- 답답해 [Riveting] — ★★★
- 28살 쯤에 [28 Year Old About To…] — ★★★
- 내 몸이 불 타 오르고 있어 19세 버전 [My Body Fire Burns (A 19-year-old Version] — ★★★
- 김윤석 [Gimyunseok] — ★★★
- Fly Back — ★★★
- Still Not Over (Feat. Black Nut & 노창) — ★★★★★
- Love Yourself — ★★★
- 듣고 있어? [Are You Listening?] — ★★★
- 2 Cool 4 School — ★★
- 양아치 (Feat. Black Nut & Giriboy) [Thugs] — ★★★★★
- 국초세대 [Gukcho 3] — ★★★★★
- 엄지 두 개 (Feat. Lovey & Brothersu) [Thumb Two] — ★
- 정복 [Conquer] — ★★★★
- Hard To Understand (Feat. 노창) — ★★★
- Just Let Me Be Me — ★★★
- 찢어 (Feat. Black Nut) [Split} — ★★★