Tuesday Review – City Girls / Wax Idols

Like every single week here on the Tuesday Reviews, we’re about to show you the most impressive records of this week’s release chart. This one is nothing to be ashamed of, as we had several good releases, and these two are the ones making us happy at the moment.

City Girls – Period

Rappers JT and Yung Miami are coming out with this new album, which features the duo’s synergy to a high level. While the album is something which delivers true potential, the sound doesn’t come out as hardcore as the title suggests. We all thought the record would be something with more of an attitude, but they decided to tone it down too much for our taste in a genre that speaks that language.

The album gets to be a little bit too much on the menstruation side of things, with verses like “On my period, PMSing/And my nigga f***ng on me, and I’m stressing,” on it, which could get stressing in itself to some listeners who are not accustomed to the genre. These girls are not playing, and we think that’s a good thing.

These girls aren’t talking about stars or a new wave of consciousness, as their basic needs don’t seem to be in check. Money, sex, expensive bags, luxury cars, and the whole nightlife glitter is part of the deal. This record ends up being a marriage between hip-hop and women, which is beautiful enough in itself.

Wax Idols – Happy Endings

With this new album, Wax Idols are completely changing their aesthetic, going from a post-punk sound to a more melodramatic and theatrical Goth-like rock, and it works like a charm. This is not a new trend, as other bands as The Cure already did something similar. You just have to listen to their discography and you’ll understand. It seems like Goth always flourish when bands change their writing to a more “storytelling” style.

Vocalist and bandleader Hether Fortune express more loneliness and sadness than ever before, seeming to be indecisive about life and death. This created something different in the band’s history, as this album could be considered one of the most accessible in all of their repertoire, featuring the catchiest hooks heard from them and the writing style to make it work.

Throughout the band’s discography, is pretty common to find Fortune’s vocals limited, with a range suited for that post-punk vibe they used to have, but things changed, and she’s now on the lose, using her voice as never before, creating an appealing package that will last.

Here they are, which one did you like the most? Are the City Girls with their menstruation theme and basic hip-hop vision, or is it Wax Idols with their loneliness-supercharged extravaganza? We just feature them here every Tuesday, you be the judge.