B.o.B. - Strange Clouds Album Review
“Strange Clouds” is an interesting mix of slower songs written out of emotion to club bangers.
B.o.B. starts off the album with an interesting cameo with someone who you don’t really expect. The song “Bombs Away” starts off with Morgan Freeman speaking and not necessarily seamlessly transfers into B.o.B. rapping, but it’s a sufficient segue. The message beyond the track is a nice change from what you are used to hearing. The song is a terrific opening to the album and B.o.B’s flow works really well and it doesn’t hurt having Morgan Freeman on the track.
The album then goes into the next track titled “Ray Bands”. The song is your typical club banger that doesn’t really bring anything new to the club banging table. It’s a fun song to listen to, but you could get the same experience from a lot of other songs out there.
After “Ray Bands” the album does take an interesting turn with the next two songs. Both songs are relatively similar with guitars, catchy choruses , and messages that are worth listening to. The song “So Hard To Breathe” is more arena rock than what you would be used to listening to on a rap album while the song “Both of Us” is pointing more towards the poppy side of the spectrum. The chorus (sung by Taylor Swift) is the star of this song.
The next few songs are “Strange Clouds” and “So Good”. Both songs will make really good singles„ but other than that not much more to them than that.
My Favorite song on the album would be “Out Of My Mind.” Everything about this song is an interesting ride, from the chorus to Nicki Minaj’s verse. It’s a club song, but this is where my interest in this album peaks.
Another note worthy song would be “Chandelier.” The chorus is undeniably catchy and B..o.B. raps the heck out of the song
With this album B,o.B. is solidifying is spot among the top talents in rap now. Though he doesn’t stray far from his formula of, choruses sung by women, rapping about marijuana, and songs about inspiration, the formula definitely works for him. From his interesting flow to the lyrics he puts down it’s hard to deny the album it’s due and it is definitely worth a listen.