Ryan Buell's TOP ALBUMS

Z EP Promo Photo SZA - “Z EP”

“What an album. Her voice is incredible and the production is on point throughout. A real mix of genres, ranging from elements of jazz to funk and electro, all tied under the umbrella of R&B. Only things keeping this from a 5 star in my mind is that it could have been a couple songs longer and the features didn't really do it for me. While Chance and Kendrick both drop solid 16's neither really seems to fit the vibe of the album, and they end up detracting from SZA's work. Isaiah's feature is on the opposite end of the spectrum, where he could have been used more; they have pretty next level chemistry. 4.5/5”

Ryan Buell's Rating:                   Posted on Apr 10, 2014
Piñata Promo Photo Freddie Gibbs - “Piñata”

“No one should be sleeping on this album. Pure heat”

Ryan Buell's Rating:                   Posted on Mar 25, 2014
Mastermind Promo Photo Rick Ross - “Mastermind”

“Not usually a Rozay/MMG album, but this caught my attention”

Ryan Buell's Rating:                   Posted on Feb 28, 2014
The Revenge of the Dreamers Promo Photo J. Cole - “The Revenge of the Dreamers”

“I can't understand why Cole seems to blackout on all of his mixtapes, and then seem like he's holding something back on the label backed albums. These are some of Cole's best songs since pre-Cole World. I'll even be the one to say it: I think I prefer this original version of Crooked Smile”

Ryan Buell's Rating:                   Posted on Jan 31, 2014
Magna Carta... Holy Grail Promo Photo Jay Z - “Magna Carta... Holy Grail”

“Best review I've read. You hit the nail on the head here. If Yeezus is experimental and ahead of its time, at the cost of it being an enjoyable listen, MCHG is the opposite. A "safe" hip-hop album, that is still a great listen. Exactly what we've come to expect from Hov”

Ryan Buell's Rating:                   Posted on Jul 10, 2013
ESGN Promo Photo Freddie Gibbs - “ESGN”

“Hardest in the game. Gibbs is so under rated”

Ryan Buell's Rating:                   Posted on Jun 21, 2013
King Remembered In Time Promo Photo Big K.R.I.T - “King Remembered In Time”

“I've listened to it roughly 3 times through, and its still growing on me. Pretty impressive body of work. KRIT shows off some new flows and covers a wide range of styles. 4.5/5 ”

Ryan Buell's Rating:                   Posted on Apr 10, 2013
Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors Promo Photo Big Boi - “Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors”

“Great album. Not every song hits its mark, but its pretty spectacular throughout. Consider this added to my rotation”

Ryan Buell's Rating:                   Posted on Dec 13, 2012
Pyramids in Stereo Promo Photo Jason James - “Pyramids in Stereo”

“This guys earned every ounce of praise i can heap on this project. The hardwork shows through at every turn ”

Ryan Buell's Rating:                   Posted on Nov 28, 2012

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