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Young Thug — Beautiful Thugger Girls — ALBUM REVIEW

Atlanta rapper/singer/oddball Young Thug is an artist whose work I’ve been enjoying on-and-off for several years at this point, following a string of releases that have earned him an elevated … Continue reading

August 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

White Suns — Psychic Drift — ALBUM REVIEW

Uncompromising noise trio White Suns is a group which has intrigued me since I first came across their 2011 record “Sinews,” a metallic hellscape of screams, sounds, and atmosphere. The … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit — The Nashville Sound — ALBUM REVIEW

Country music is the most recent genre I’ve grown to tolerate, enjoy, and love  as a music fan. Perhaps it was because I’d never grown up with country music and … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lorde — Melodrama — ALBUM REVIEW

Ella Yelich-O’Connor, the biggest thing to come out of New Zealand since Bret and Jemaine, made her first big impression on humankind in 2013, when she was just 16 years … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Big Boi — BOOMIVERSE — ALBUM REVIEW

Atlanta rapper Big Boi scarcely needs an introduction, but here goes nothing. Antwan André Patton is most well known as half of one of hip-hop’s most exciting, legendary acts, Outkast. … Continue reading

July 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

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