TOP TEN ALBUMS OF 2013

It’s that time again where every music magazine, blog and website publishes their end-of-year lists, and Province is no exception!  First came ‘2013’s Most Innovative Releases’ (which featured the likes of Arcade Fire, Metronomy and Kanye West) and now we present to you Province’ Top Ten Albums of 2013.  This list is not based on…

DEATH GRIPS – GOVERNMENT PLATES

Death Grips have never been ones to fuck around.  Today, they announced the release of their third full-length album, ‘Government Plates’ completely out of the blue, which sounds exactly as no-nonsense as it’s promotion.  The 11-track release is as gutsy, futuristic and raw as anything we’ve heard from the Sacramento three-piece before, but a few…

YOUNG FATHERS – TAPE TWO

Edinburgh trio Young Fathers blew critics away with their first album ‘Tape One’, and their second effort is every bit as stunning.  Everything from the deeply textured production, to the complex, unexpected rhythms, to the drifting backing vocals is inch-perfect.  Young Fathers are the most hands down the most innovative and gifted artists in the UK…

KANYE WEST – YEEZUS

This afternoon the inevitable happened: Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ leaked.  This is Kanye West’s sixth studio album, and he has proved that he has still as irreverent, as innovative, and as controversial.  As promised it features plenty of primal screaming, classic soul samples, politically-barbed lyrical content, and the incredible mic technique that made Yeezy famous in…

MAC MILLER – WATCHING MOVIES WITH THE SOUND OFF

As if a release date that coincides with Yeezus wasn’t bad news enough for Miller’s album sales, ‘Watching Movies With The Lights Off’ leaked online today,  This is a real shame, as it is a real masterpiece.  Mac Meezy has clearly stopped messing around and started proving that he’s serious about making excellent music.  The…

KINEKT X KUROISOUL – HIP HOP IS FOREVER

One of the hottest talents in UK Hip Hop right now releases ‘Hip Hop Is Forever’ today, 10 tracks of Kuroisoul-produced, classic-sounding, premium Hip Hop, proving that the UK have so much more than grime to offer.  The whole album is an ode to the genre itself, and is a dazzling success, stream/buy below via…

THE JET AGE OF TOMORROW – JELLYFISH MENTALITY

Odd Future affiliates Matt Martians & Hal Williams (AKA The Jet Age Of Tomorrow/The Super 3) released their latest offering, ‘Jellyfish Mentality’ via Odd Future’s tumblr page yesterday.  The production duo are hugely talented: this collection is as weird and experimental as it is fresh and accomplished.  Guest verses from Speak!, Mac Miller, Domo Genesis…