Tag: Album Review

Haunted Pasts and Hopeful Futures: A ‘Kids See Ghosts’ Review

To say Kanye West and Kid Cudi have had a tumultuous relationship is an understatement. Regardless of who subtweeted whom, and who stole vocals from the other, the pair made up in endearing fashion during Kanye’s equally tumultuous “Pablo” tour. Their reconciliation was no doubt in part due to each artist’s struggle with mental health;

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The Arctic Monkeys Return and Miss the Mark with “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino”

It has been five years since the Arctic Monkeys last released anything. The long-awaited, sixth album titled Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino launched fans into outer-space with an unorthodox vibe, Bowie-esque composition, and obscure central theme. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino threw fans for a loop. My waves of emotions went as followed: Happy that the Arctic

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Cole World, No Blanket: J. Cole Offers a Thought-Provoking Take On Life’s Vices.

J. Cole isn’t one for tip-toeing around the unsaid. In fact, I’d say he is the champion of bringing what’s unsaid into the center of our societal forum. Before you continue reading, this must be known: I have been a J. Cole fan since his Friday Night Lights mixtape. So yes, I’m one of those. Therefore,

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Here’s Why J. Cole Needs Features

By now, any stan or hater knows the half-joke, half-praise J. Cole receives for “going platinum with no features” on 2014 Forest Hills Drive. He did it twice if you consider Ari Lennox’s contributions on 4 Your Eyez Only to be “additional vocals” and not a credited feature. And he’s almost guaranteed to do it again for his recent drop, KOD. But

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Philly’s Hop Along Triumphs with “Bark Your Head Off, Dog”

Music is built for moments. Little pieces of your life which are launched back into your consciousness, triggered by a riff, a hook, the twang in an artist’s voice. We bookmark events, power ourselves through excruciating pain, walk batters up to the plate (happy baseball season y’all) with clips, albums and tracks. Hop Along has always seemed to work

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