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Monday, November 19, 2018

Kali Uchis delivers a sexy, soothing and soulful adventure with “Isolation”

Soft, seductive vocals, an abundance of soul and a dreamy atmosphere are just a few of the characteristics of Kali Uchis’ debut album “Isolation.” The Colombian-American singer has been making waves ever since her...

“Memories Don’t Die,” especially when they’re this scarring

In 2016, Tory Lanez released his debut solo project, “I Told You,” an album that was riddled with problems from the start. It not only reflected Lanez’s lack of individuality in comparison to other...

SOB x RBE delivers a fun, aggressive and surprisingly fresh debut album, “GANGIN”

Coming in hot after their stellar performance on the “Black Panther: The Album” track “Paramedic!” SOB x RBE are back with the release of their debut studio album, “GANGIN.” The album is a follow...

The “Black Panther” soundtrack is not revolutionary, but a worthwhile listen

“Black Panther’”s official soundtrack was released through Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope records and executively produced by Kendrick Lamar and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. My initial reaction when the tracklist released...

How Taylor Swift reckons with her reputation on her fortress of an album

The digital dances of the internet — the soft block, the finsta, a deleted subtweet — distinguish the ways in which we tend to ourselves and each other online. The choreography is complex and...

“Laugh Now, Fly Later” is a bland appetizer for a tipping point in Wiz...

Wiz Khalifa is a hotly-debated rapper whose brand of stoner rap has cultivated a dedicated fanbase as well as a fair show of critics who cannot identify with him. He tends to avoid anything...

“Without Warning” is haunting in the best possible way

In an unprecedented short amount of time, Metro Boomin has gone from unknown Morehouse College dropout to hip-hop’s most sought-after producer. This year alone, he produced one of the year’s biggest rap songs with...

Angel Olsen’s “Phases” unearths new gems amongst familiars

Angel Olsen is human, and like any seasoned artist who’s been emotionally roughed up, she translates those experiences into verses that range from raw and languishing — like her 2016 album “My Woman’”s closer,...

“Meaning of Life” shows a new, soulful Kelly Clarkson

There’s no denying that Kelly Clarkson’s name alone evokes a sense of nostalgia. She became the first winner of hit TV show “American Idol” before creating the iconic break-up song, “Since You’ve Been Gone.”...

“Beach House 3” is just as honest as it is fun

Ty Dolla $ign is a singer, first and foremost, who is more than capable of dropping some bars on a track. What makes him such a pleasure to listen to is his strength in...