Tell Your Friends
Louis Logic grew up in an age when hip hop was still in its infancy, and now on his seventh album Look on the Blight Side, Logic has grown into a force to be reckoned with. Through both solo ventures and group collaborations, Logic has found his voice and own unique style that sets him apart from his contemporaries.
Upon first glance at the titles of the songs on Blight Side, one thing jumps out at you: most of the song titles are familiar clichés. Songs like “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” and “Bet the Farm” are two examples, but don’t let that fool you. The songs represented here are anything but cliché.
There are two interesting things about this album. The first is the music that Logic chose to be his backdrop. The beats present aren’t your normal, everyday beats. Fluctuating between bizarre carnival-type melodies to zany Flaming Lips-ish inspired jazz numbers, these tracks are not your average rap productions.
The second interesting thing about this album is when Logic puts the rapping aside and belts out lyrics in his soulful alto voice. “Don’t Care” is a beautifully sung track barely reaching the two minute mark, but by the end Logic has built up to an emotional ending that the great Sam Cooke would be proud of.
Look on the Blight Side is one of those albums that will surprise you. It’s not filled with Top 40 radio friendly songs, and there’s not a track that would catapult Louis Logic into the dreaded category of “one hit wonders.” Rather, it’s an album you’ll tell your friends they have to hear and will live on simply by word of mouth. Heed this advice: definitely give this one a spin and definitely tell your friends about it.