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After another chaotic year of this fucking pandemic one of the few shining lights has been the quality of the music. More artists are taking their time and delivering more complete projects, unlike the last few years pre-pandemic where singles got strung along and the craft just didn’t feel there. 2021 was different, our list is the 12 best complete projects top to bottom. This year Hip Hop really took the driver’s seat and grabbed...

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After the dramatic surprise release of Kanye West’s latest album DONDA the stage was set for Drake’s revenge album Certified Lover Boy that dropped one week later to take over the chart and has been keeping hold since. Most popular music sites use rating systems with little transparency of how they came up with the album’s score, always leaving room for scrutiny. Here is the first time we are presenting the new standard for my music reviews called the...

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After seeing cryptic billboards, social media posts, and leaked rumors of a soon to be album had the music world including myself buzzing in excitement for the new Tyler the Creator project. Coming off of his largest success the grammy winning album IGOR the follow up CALL ME IF GET LOST is an irreverent tribute to his own career highlighting the struggles and successes that come with fame. The Album has been out for over a week...

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MUSICPOP CULTUREFree Britney

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The conservatorship of Britney Spears has surely been one of uncertainty.  It has been in effect since 2008 under the control of her father Jamie Spears  (Whom Britney’s ex husband, and father to her two sons, currently has a  Restraining Order against). While the #FreeBritney movement has been around  since its conception, it has only reached the masses as of recently and it’s  impossible to deny that this influx of attention could possibly save her...

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Cole World is back! J. Cole dropped his fifth studio album The Off-Season a week ago and has been praised by many. I wanted to use this time to give my thoughts on the project. Without further ado, here’s my review of the offseason.  Thoughts Before Listening To The Album  After hearing the interlude and watching his documentary that was teased earlier that week, I was prepared to hear this project.  Cole has been an...

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If you’re a fan of music, then you know what the Grammy’s are. The awards show has been a staple in the industry for many decades recognizing the best in their profession every year. However, as time progresses the prestigious award show has now become a disgrace among the community. Politics and many factors over the years have caused the perception of the Grammy’s to decline. Especially in the last decade there have been many...

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(As the scrawl on the cover says, “There’s no glory in love, only the gore of our hearts,” once again we find Julien Baker turning the camera back at herself on Little Oblivions.) Six years ago Julien Baker dropped Sprained Ankle and then followed it up with Turn Out the Lights only two revolutions around the sun later. After a brief stint with Boygenius (the supergroup she co-founded with Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus), Baker’s...

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20 – Deftones – Ohms Ohms, the 9th Studio Album from Alternative Metal trailblazers the Deftones is aggressive, persistent, and polished. Ohms is their best album since their 2010 hit Diamond Eyes that came out after the death of long time bassist Chi Cheng. Lead Singer Chino Moreno is able to create vocals that can be so gentle yet so vicious presenting an album that you need to listen to more than once to fully...

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Looking back at Pop Smokes short but legendary career feels like it was over before it really even started. In the posthumous release of his first commercial album Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon Pop delivers a complete album from start to finish and is a showcase of the lost potential of one of rap’s quickest rising stars. The album is a meld of the grungy bangers of New York’s drill scene, slow...

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Nothing good ever happens after 2am. The late night pursuit of please can often lead us into self inflicted wounds and irrevocable decisions but often makes the most memorable stories. The Weeknd’s latest album After Hours is a retrospective of his choices and the circumstances he now lives in. The album’s cover art is a bloody and beaten up version of Abel Tesfaye’s alter ego “The Weeknd” smiling looking down at the camera embracing what...