Music

NOSELL

Blackbear is proof that singing about drugs and sex does not automatically make you cool; this is a guy who is trying way, way, too hard.

NOSELL

Its attraction lies in the fact that it invites the listener to mature along with him.

NOSELL

The album is a complete journey from start to finish, in an almost tangible sense.

NOSELL

Each song is its own room, fully furnished, and while every room is consistent aesthetically with the last, they all offer the listener a new discovery, a new chaise lounge to dance on and a new framed photo to gawk at.

NOSELL

They proved to me that I could make something. I just needed to start.

Blending a series of genres from the traditional French chanson to the (at the time) increasingly popular rock and funk, he created a style of music that was unprecedented and unique — accompanied by lyrics that were clever, dark and sensual.

Wow — doesn’t that just hit the human experience on the nose?

NOSELL

There’s power in this unabashed ownership of gratuitous raunch.

NOSELL

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NOSELL

'Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1' immediately comes to mind, but I also think that this mission to save humanity would do well to channel Rico Nasty’s most recent track, 'Smack A Bitch,' which is exactly what needs to be done with this oddly sexualized death trap.