Album review

Beans - Tomorrow Right Now

The disbanding of New York avant-rappers Anti-Pop Consortium was one of the less publicised but sadder splits of 2002. Now sporting a fetching pink mohawk, Beans is the first member to re-emerge, with an album that's curiously both reassuring and disappointing. On the plus side, the Anti-Pop project of drawing parallels between hip hop and electronica continues. Beans' pointed use of old-school electro here only emphasises the links. But his idiosyncratic rhyming style—sing-song, hyper-kinetic, hectoring—can grate without the leavening presence of other rappers.

Rating: 2 / 10


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This week's big distraction has been what appears to be a crazy number of early Aphex Twin tracks accumulating on Soundcloud (I've added the link below). Among the new stuff, though, please try Bop English; the new solo project of James Petralli from White Denim.

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