Light of Mine by Kyle

Light of Mine is the debut album released by the rapper Kyle. It was released May 18, 2018. Because there are so many songs I will not be reviewing all of them, just some of my favorites.

“Ups and Downs”- A good way to start the album. This song introduces us to both Kyle’s singing and rapping.

“Zoom”- The beat is nice. I love how it sounds like he’s singing and rapping at the same time.

“To the Moon”- I like the beat and the lyrics. This is one epic song.

“Rodeo”- This song has my favorite beat on the album. The lyrics are also really catchy and awesime.

“I Spy” featuring Lil Yachty- This song is the song that made Kyle popular and its easy to see why. This song is catchy and has a great chorus.

Overall, this album is good and awesome. The rest of the songs are pretty cool too, but those were just my favorites. Overall this album gets a 10/10.

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Duran Duran Self-Titled Album

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Review by coolkid73

Duran Duran are an English pop-rock band, originally formed in 1980. In 1981, they released their self-titled debut album. At the time the band consisted of singer Simon Le Bon, bassist John Taylor, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, guitarist Andy Taylor, and drummer Rodger Taylor.

The album opens with “Girls on Film” and it is a great way to start off the album. I love everything from the nice guitar melodies to the epic drum solo. Next we have “Planet Earth” and it is good. The keyboards are the best part of this song. Next is “Anyone Out There.” This song has nice funky drums and epic bass and guitar riffs. The next song is “Careless Memories.” This is my least favorite song on the album, but its still good.

Next is “Is There Something I Should Know” and it is epic. I love the vocals and bass in this song. Next is “Night Boat” which has creepy keyboards, nice vocals, and cool drums. Next is “Sound of Thunder” which is a great song altogether. Next is “Friends of Mine” which has great keyboards and guitars. Last is “Tel Aviv.” This is my favorite song on the album because of the way the bass, drums, keyboards, and guitars come together to create this epic instrumental.

Overall, I recommend this album to any fans of rock or pop music. My final rating is a 10/10

Batman Begins

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Review by coolkid73

Batman Begins is a movie released in 2005. It was directed by Christopher Nolan, with soundtrack by Hans Zimmer. It stars Christian Bale, Katie Holmes, Michael Caine, and many more. It is the first in The Dark Knight Trilogy.

As a child, Bruce Wayne witnesses his parents get murdered right in front of him. He seeks training from Ra’s Al Ghul, and after successful training returns to Gotham City. He finds it has gone corrupt. He develops an armored suit and weapons and takes up the identity of Batman. Now a crime fighter, Batman faces his first enemy, The Scarecrow, who is trying to poisen Gotham’s water supply.

This movie felt like a Batman horror movie. I say that because of the camera movement, the atmosphere, and it has a few minor jumpscares. I love the casting, and the music is epic. This movie has a pretty recognizable soundtrack.

I give this movie a 9/10 because some scenes drag on for too long, but it is still a good movie nonetheless.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Spider-Man: Homecoming was a film released on July 7, 2017. It was directed by Jon Watts. The film follows Peter Parker (played by Tom Holland) as he gets a high tech suit from Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr.), and despite what he’s told, Peter starts taking advantage of the suit and, under the name Spider-Man, fights The Vulture (played by Michael Keaton). Peter has to balance his life between his normal life and his Spider-Man life.

The casting is great. Tom Holland was born to be Spider-Man. Michael Keaton did a good job as Vulture. Jacob Batalon plays Peter’s best friend Ned, who is cool.  The movie itself is funny and has some epic and intense action in a lot of scenes.

The music was composed by Michael Giacchino, whose music is absolutely epic in all the movies he did, and this movie is no exception. When the opening credits are playing, you hear an orchestral arrangement of the Spider-Man cartoon theme song. That is just amazing, and the rest of the music is epic as well.

If you love action, watch this movie. I guarantee you will love it. I give this film a 10/10.

Magic Fly by Space (Music Review)

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Magic Fly is the debut album by French disco band Space, released in 1977. At the time, Space consisted of keyboardists Didier Marouani, Roland Romanelli, and Jannick Top, and drummer Joe Hammer. There are only seven songs and I’ll review all of them.

The album opens up with “Fasten Seat Belt,” and it has some beautiful and kind of sad melodies which I really like. The next song is “Ballad For Space Lovers.” This song has great melodies and a great beat, but is a little boring to listen to. Next is “Tango In Space” which is great, enjoyable to hear, and really energetic. After that, we have “Flying Nightmare” and I love the piano on this one, along with the funky drum beat.

The next song is “Magic Fly,” which is considered to be their best work. The drums, although very simple, are still great, along with a melody that is still stuck in my head. There are also alot of hidden melodies in this song, which are nice.  The next song is “Velvet Rape,” which starts out boring but then gets better as the song goes on. The album ends with “Carry On, Turn Me On,” which in my opinion is so bad it’s not even worth talking about.

I love this album but the bad song at the end makes my rating for this album a 9.5/10.

Review of Relapse

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Relapse is Eminem’s sixth studio album released in the year 2009. This album got mixed reviews, some people like it, and some people hate it. I am one of the people who like it, but his accents can be annoying at times. Nevertheless, this is my favorite album ever. Here are some good songs.

“3 AM”- A love letter to horror movies, this song has a nice beat, cool lyrics, and a great music video.

“My Mom”- In 1999, he mentioned in one of his songs that he would make a song about drugs and name it after his mom. That’s what he did in this song.

“Insane”- A very dark song. This song covers some very interesting topics and is a joy to listen to.

“Hello”- So much better than Adele’s hello in my opinion, the beat and lyrics are awesome.

“Medicine Ball”- A super cool beat mixed with some savage lyrics make this song a blast to listen to.

“Beautiful”- A song about judging people by their looks, this calm and peaceful song is amazing and is an amazing song in my opinion.

Overall this album is great, but it gets a 9/10 for his annoying accents. I reccommend this album to any rap lovers.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

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Review by: coolkid73

The Legend of Zelda is a video game series everybody has heard of, whether you’re a gamer or not. In 2003, The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker was released for the Nintendo Gamecube. It was then re-released in 2013 for the Wii U under the name Wind Waker HD.

In this game, Ganon has returned and has kidnapped Link’s sister. Link must now travel to several different islands, get items, and defeat enemies. This game uses anime style graphics to make it cartoony, which is only in the Gamecube original. The Wii U remaster upgrades to HD graphics.

One of the biggest alterations between the versions is the huge triforce hunt near the end. The locations of the triforce shards are switched, and so are the locations of some other items. The soundtrack is a mixture of calm, upbeat, chaotic, and adventurous songs. The Wii U remaster upgrades some of the songs to sound more realistic.

If you are new to Zelda games, this is the game I recommend you try out first. If you ask me which version I prefer, I would have to say the Gamecube original because that’s the one I grew up with, but most other people prefer the Wii U remaster. This game is fun, so I give it a 10/10.

Fun fact: If you own an older model of the original Wii, you can play Gamecube games on your Wii. You will need a copy of the game you are playing, a GameCube controller, and a GameCube memory card to play. You’ll know its an older model because it has four controller ports and two memory card slots at the top.