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Album Review: Recorded In My Car by Tabby


Tabby is a music critic and artist who just released his new EP, Recorded In My Car. This is his follow up from his 2018 album, peachfuzz! According to the album information on SoundCloud, the entire album was recorded in Tabby's 2005 Toyota Matrix, in a small town in Wisconsin.

We start off with the killer introduction track, 2005 Matrix (Intro). The introduction song is hyping everyone up for the album, especially since Tabby has been hyping up this album for awhile on his Twitter account. In the hook, he keeps on repeating, "Is you ready?" which builds up a huge hype for the rest of the album. In the last part of the track, there is a sample from a Jonah Hill interview. Coincidentally, the next track is titled, Jonah Hill.

As stated before, the next track is Jonah Hill. Judging by the title and the line, "Like I'm Jonah Hill", you can tell that Tabby is a fan of Jonah Hill. In the first verse, he goes back to his high school and college days. There is a quick reference of Chamillionaire's Ridin' song. In the second verse, he dives into the mental health aspect of life. He talks about depression, which could be from not having a high paying job, or having fake fans/friends.

The next track we move into is Giannis. Giannis refers to the professional basketball player, Giannis Antetokounmpo, who currently players for the Milwaukee Bucks. During the hook/chorus of the song, Tabby talks about how he made this album on a small budget, but he's still trying to make it big.

Prod. By OLSC is a short interlude track. The track is giving credit to OLSC, who produced and engineered the album for Tabby.

The next track, Morissette Freestyle, starts with a slow piano introduction, and then moves into an old school, lo-fi, piano beat, while Tabby freestyles over the beat. There's a few quirky lines in like in the track, such as a reference to Star Wars and the half apps. My only complaint is that the track ends abruptly.

Sub-Zero / Nash is a two part song. The title of this track could be a reference to the Mortal Kombat character, Sub-Zero, and the Street Fighter character, Charlie Nash. I wasn't too big on the first part of the song, Sub-Zero. However, I do love the slower beat on the second part of the song, Nash.

Billy Blanks is the last track of the album and is an absolute banger! I love the horn loop in the background. He ends the track and album with, "Gained so much and I'm thankful." That could be a reference to his following on social media from his music reviews and the music he makes himself. Overall, this is the must listen to track of the album.

If you liked the EP, purchase it through iTunes below!

What did you think of the album? What were some of your favorite tracks? Let me know in the comments below!
Rating: 6/10
Favorite Songs: Jonah Hill, Morissette Freestyle, Billy Blanks

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