Saturday March 28, 2020

Album Reviews

Albums by Azealia Banks, Various Artists, Conor Maynard, Jimmy Cliff, Joe Chester and Jessie Ware.

28th July, 2012
Fantasea by Azealia Banks: enjoyable but never essential.

Azealia Banks: Fantasea (self-released)

Having established herself as a cheeky provocateuse with the decidedly filthy single 212, Azealia Banks now returns with Fantasea - not her bona fide debut but, rather, an aquatic-themed 'mixtape'. It's a lively listen without ever being mindblowing.

Banks spits out her verses at the speed of a rivet gun, but her actual preoccupations seem restricted to affairs of the groin and attacks on her rap rivals. The backing tracks, too, are...

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