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Vince Staples — Big Fish Theory — ALBUM REVIEW

California rapper Vince Staples is an artist who always puts more thought into his music than many of his contemporaries. Beginning with his breakout project, 2014’s “Hell Can Wait” EP, … Continue reading

September 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

MIKE — May God Bless Your Hustle — ALBUM REVIEW

Teenage NY rapper MIKE is an up-and-comer I had not heard of before this year, even though he’s been putting out projects since he was 15 or 16. Now, at … Continue reading

September 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bones — NoRedeemingQualities — MIXTAPE REVIEW

There are many rappers who copy the sound partially pioneered by California-via-Michigan indie rapper Bones. His high-speed raps, alt rock inflections, and bloated bass beats can be heard in the … Continue reading

August 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Palm — Shadow Expert — EP REVIEW

Philadelphia-via-New-York experimental rock quartet Palm is a band I found out about way earlier in the year when I came across their great 2015 album “Trading Basics,” albeit too late … Continue reading

August 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Igorrr — Savage Sinusoid — ALBUM REVIEW

French artist Gautier Serre is someone who I’ve followed somewhat closely since I first came across the music released under his Igorrr label in late 2012, with the release of … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

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