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Monday, September 21, 2020

“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...

Thundercat melts brains on intoxicating new record, “Drunk”

There are wild moments on “Drunk” that make me feel like I’m on an Adult Swim show, high off imagery and infectious grooves alone. There are also sobering moments on “Drunk” that make me...

Though unoriginal “Awaken, My Love” is an ambitious step forward for Childish Gambino

2016 was a landmark year for Donald Glover. The actor, screenwriter, comedian, rapper and singer came into the year most recognized for his acting roles on the NBC show “Community” and in the feature...

Poised, Florist reflects on grief with loving hope

Emily Sprague is no stranger to pain. In early 2014, the singer-songwriter behind Florist — a “friendship project” composed of Sprague, Rick Spataro and Jonnie Baker — broke her neck and suffered arm damage...

HOMESHAKE stays smooth with “Fresh Air”

Peter Sagar, more widely known as HOMESHAKE, delivers yet another sexy and smooth studio album with his latest release, “Fresh Air,” which creates a crisp and intimate ambience. The ex-Mac Demarco guitarist found his...

Japandroids new album doesn’t always find balance between vocals and instruments

After a five-year wait, the Japandroids released their anticipated album, “Near to the Wild Heart of Life,” on Jan. 27. The lead single of the album, “Near to the Wild Heart of Life,” is...

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...

Wiley comes back with most audacious album yet

U.K. grime has been poised for a U.S. takeover for at least a year now — last year, Skepta’s “Konnichiwa” was the first grime album to debut on Billboard 200, reaching number 160. Furthermore,...

Christina Aguilera “Lotus” Review

A year after the release of her album “Bionic” in 2010, Christina Aguilera returned to the spotlight as a judge on “The Voice,” and made a visual statement by showcasing her glowing fake tan...

Code Orange – Forever: A Tornado of Torment

Code Orange have built themselves up as a unique act among a sea of, as drummer and vocalist Jami Morgan puts it, “bargain bin fucking deathcore bands.” Their music meshes elements of hardcore, death...