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Fleet Foxes — Crack-Up — ALBUM REVIEW

Seattle-based indie folk band Fleet Foxes had a lot to lose with the anticipation building behind their six-years-in-the-making third album, “Crack-Up.” Bandleader Robin Pecknold went back to college, former drummer … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Chief Keef — Thot Breaker — MIXTAPE REVIEW

The man, the meme, the legend; Chief Keef has returned to grace us with his latest project, the highly anticipated and much-delayed “Thot Breaker.” This mixtape marks a serious change … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

SZA — Ctrl — ALBUM REVIEW

St. Louis vocalist Solana Rowe’s debut album has been a long time coming. She’s been the only female artist on Top Dawg Entertainment’s roster for years now, and her oft-delayed … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Cigarettes After Sex — Cigarettes After Sex — ALBUM REVIEW

Cigarettes After Sex is a New-York-via-Texas indie pop band led by vocalist Greg Gonzalez, who initially started the project almost ten years ago as a college student. In 2011, the … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Big Thief — Capacity — ALBUM REVIEW

When I think of folk music, I don’t really think of contemporary Brooklyn as necessarily being a hub of excitement. Folk music is exactly that, music by and for regular … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

James McAlister, Bryce Dessner, Sufjan Stevens, and Nico Muhly — Planetarium — ALBUM REVIEW

“Planetarium” is a project that the above experimental musicians have been crafting for a couple years now, and it has finally made its way through the studio and onto our … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

BROCKHAMPTON — SATURATION — ALBUM REVIEW

I’ve been somewhat hip to the music of California-via-Texas art collective BROCKHAMPTON for a while, specifically in the form of the group’s de facto leader/founder, Kevin Abstract, whose “MTV1987” and … Continue reading

July 14, 2017 · Leave a comment