audio review : Innocence ( album ) … Kenny G

audio review : Innocence ( album ) ... Kenny G

An album of lullabies? Why not? It seems Kenny G stopped making regular (nonconceptual) albums years ago. Entering the genre of baby sleep music also serves as an unintentional quip at critics who complain that his music is boring. He should’ve used a different title though. Innocence brings to mind that song from The Moment.

There are only seven originals here. The rest are covers; the worst thing about the set. Mixing them, as opposed to just making a full-on cover album, is even more of a misstep. Still the project ultimately serves its purpose. I’d prefer a lead piano, even guitar, over a sax, but; screw the kids; it’s pleasant and serene enough to put me to sleep.

my rating : 3 of 5


Black Rifle Espresso 300 [ Triple Shot ] : Caramel Vanilla

Black Rifle Espresso 300 [ Triple Shot ] : Caramel Vanilla

If you sip a can of this Espresso, which packs 300 milligrams of caffeine, expecting hints of Caramel and Vanilla, you’ll be in for a disappointment. You can’t detect either flavor. The Triple Shot moniker more accurately represents its three main ingredients; the only ones you can taste; Colombian coffee, milk and sugar. Still it’s a mildly pleasant experience.

my rating : 4 of 5

audio review : Ghetto Thang ( song ) … De La Soul

Ghetto Thang sounds damn good when the bass loop plays out in full with its accommodating whine synth. When it drops out, as during the title breaks, the quality plummets. The question is whether or not that happens often enough to ruin the song completely.

The refrain lasting just four bars as opposed to the usual eight, with one exception at the end, makes it more forgivable than it otherwise would’ve been. Still it’s an annoying distraction on a song the rappers (Trugoy/Posdnuos) should’ve rapped straight thru.

my rating : 3 of 5


audio review : 3 Feet High And Rising ( album ) ... De La Soul