SAINt JHN - Collection One
I chose to listen to SAINTt JHN's debut album, Collection One which was released under Godd Complexx Records. For starters, this album was beautifully produced and mastered. For an album that relied heavily on 808s and various other bass elements, they were fantastically integrated into each song, and did not muddle the vocals and other layers of the song as traditional hip hop 808s seem to do. Aside from the mixing, SAINt JHN himself is an incredibly talented vocalist that puts an interesting twist on the trap sound that dominates modern hip-hop. He creates incredibly catchy hip/hop R&B tracks like "3 Below" and "I Heard You Got Too Litt Last Night" that are impossible to not bob your head along with, and even sing along. The only downside of this album would have to be that many of the songs sound too similar, if not the same. He makes an effort to create unique songs but many of them rely on the same drum beat and melodies. There are standouts like "Selfish", but overall many of the tracks on the album seem to be continuations of the previous track with minor alterations.
Author: Frank McLaughlin
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