Thursday, May 24, 2012

Kristoff Krane - Fanfaronade

It's really nice to see the return of Kristoff Krane. Two years ago he released one of my favourite albums of that year when he dropped Hunting for Father. Productionwise fanfaronade feels a bit more hip hop which honestly was quite a disappointment when I first listened to the album. After a while I didn't mind as much though. Not necessarily because the music itself got better, but because the vocals and the lyrics caught my attention more and more. I've always liked Kristoff's style and subject matters, and he has developed into an even stronger lyricist now and each track is a treat. 
He has also had to good taste to involve a couple of amazing guests on the record, such as Sage Francis, Buck 65 and Ceschi. A lot of the time people inviting guests like these get outshined on the own record, but Kristoff can go toe to toe with the best of them. Perhaps not a memorable album, but a really good record nonetheless. 6.5/10 might sound like a low grade for this record, but unfortunately the beats dragged it down a bit.
Rating: 6.5/10

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