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TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2017

Even with a lot of disappointments coming from major artists, 2017 is not devoid of great albums. Continue reading

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – VILLAINS (2017)

QotSA offer a “retro” rock album, full of energetic nostalgia with a dark undercurrent. Not even a sanitized production job can impede on some of the group’s best material. Continue reading

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ARCADE FIRE – EVERYTHING NOW (2017)

Arcade Fire’s fifth effort is an intentionally radio friendly dance pop album with an ambitious concept, but it falters due to inconsistent and unoriginal songwriting. Continue reading

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GORILLAZ – HUMANZ (2017)

The group’s newest album after 7 years is harmed by stylistic inconsistencies and a misuse of guest stars, but remains a fairly cohesive experience with a slew of great dance tracks. Continue reading

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KENDRICK LAMAR – DAMN. (2017)

DAMN. “My left stroke just went viral, right stroke put lil’ baby in a spiral” Artist: Kendrick Lamar Released in: 2017 Genre: Hip Hop (Conscious, West Coast) Label: Top Dawg Entertainment Producer: [various] Length: 54:54 Issue Date: 2017 Best Track: … Continue reading

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TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2016

“Wherever we go, we go, we go” Disregarding the current social and political climate for a moment (not that I would care to talk about that on a music review series), 2016 was certainly an eventful year. Amidst the deaths … Continue reading

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JUSTICE – WOMAN (2016)

“Use imagination as a destination” WOMAN Artist: Justice Released in: 2016 Genre: Electro House / Nu-Disco Label: Ed Banger Producer: Justice Length: 54:10 Issue Date: 2016 Best Track: Safe and Sound TRACKS: 1) Safe and Sound; 2) Pleasure; 3) Alakazam!; 4) … Continue reading

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