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Lorde - Melodrama
5

Lorde – Melodrama Reaction

Lorde set the bar extremely high her first go around, and I was anxious to see if she was more than a flash in the pan. Needless to say, she substantially improved on her brand of brooding teen pop in just about every way. Her production is as lush as ever, her songwriting still well beyond her years, and her smooth, raspy voice brings everything home. Melodrama delivers every step of the way, making it one of the best albums I've heard all year....
Talib Kweli & Styles P - The Seven
4

Talib Kweli & Styles P – The Seven Reaction

Talib Kweli & Styles P is an unexpected collaboration that brings that raw, grimy NY sound with a surprisingly conscientious narrative. There's some serious lyrical ability between the two of 'em and they deliver the bars in each and every verse. I wouldn't be mad at a couple more projects from the pair. ...
Big Boi - Boomiverse
3.6

Big Boi – Boomiverse Reaction

Big Boi tries hard to balance his usual funk filled sound with more modern fare on Boomiverse but it doesn't always work. There aren't many duds here but it often left me feeling like I was listening to anything but a Big Boi album. However, him and Killer Mike together is gold as always....
Bryson Tiller - True to Self
3.3

Bryson Tiller – True to Self Reaction

Bryson Tiller's follow-up to his massive first project feels like a quarter step forward than a major leap ahead. That's not a bad thing as he still sounds great, just expect more of a remaster of something already stellar instead of something wholly new and exciting....
Who's the best of the month: June 2017

Who’s the best of the month: June 2017 (VOTING)

Another month down, another month's worth of content to vote on. We rounded up what we think represented the best of the month, so cast your votes and we'll announce the top picks after we take everything into consideration. If you don't see what you think was the best, then write it in. You can also go back and check out some of our reactions to the various nominees....
Jay-Z - 4:44
4.5

Jay-Z – 4:44 Reaction

4:44 is Jay-Z's shortest, sharpest, and most concise album yet. He has a lot to get off his chest and he doesn't hold anything back, whether that relates to Beyonce, Kanye, or this new generation of rappers. This is the most hip-hop shit to drop all year with the exception of maybe Kendrick....
Feist - Pleasure
4.2

Feist – Pleasure Reaction

This was my first Feist album and it was an exceptional piece of art; full of raw emotion, minimalist production, and her incredibly layered voice. It was a surreal listen that left me floating through the ether and it's one of my favorites of the year thus far....
Collie Buddz - Good Life
4

Collie Buddz – Good Life Reaction

Collie Buddz returns after more than a decade with an album even more carefree and commercial leaning than his first. After all of this time, he still sounds great and can really spin an infectious tune, but there's not much there past the surface level....
Russ - There's Really A Wolf
3.7

Russ – There’s Really A Wolf Reaction

Russ has finally broken through with his major debut, There's Really A Wolf. Instead of going out and getting big names or experimenting with the formula he sticks to his tried and true ways that got him here. That makes it a comfortable listen, but a bit disappointing that he didn't have any surprises for longtime fans. Some subject matter started to wear a bit thin by the end, but it was an overall enjoyable album....
Allan Kingdom - LINES
3.5

Allan Kingdom – Lines Reaction

Allan Kingdom's major debut may not be particularly groundbreaking but it is still a very strong first offering that manages to push the envelope of what is modern hip-hop that much more. With shades of Cudi, he's got a bright future ahead of him....
Best of the Month: May 2017

Best of the Month: May 2017

May had a ton of great new albums and music videos from the likes of Bryson Tiller, Elton John, Paramore and Travis Scott; and it also featured some interesting trailers for Blade Runner: 2049, The Dark Tower, and It Comes At Night. We've highlighted some of the best drops over the month and now we're ready to crown the best album, movie trailer, and music video. ...
Paramore - After Laughter
3.8

Paramore – After Laughter Reaction

After Laughter was a surprising return from the traditionally pop leaning punk-rock band that not only managed to reinvent and reinvigorate their sound but has made me a fan in the process. Their 80's pop influenced sound combined with Hayley's still great vocals and punk musings made for an unexpectedly great combination....
JMSN - Whatever Makes U Happy
3.2

JMSN – Whatever Makes You Happy Reaction

JMSN has been one of the most consistent artists out there. Constantly giving us solid project after solid project. Whatever Makes U Happy won't change your opinion about him but it's yet another solid project that really captures the essence of that 90's era neo-soul he loves so much....
Gorillaz - Humanz
2.7

Gorillaz – Humanz Reaction

Humanz was my very first Gorillaz album and it left me as confused and mystified by them as I was before. Genre wise it is literally impossible to classify the album. It felt like they took the parts they liked from each genre and tried to put them together to create one product. It made for an interesting listen and when it worked, it really worked. But that was only about 50% of the time....
SZA - Ctrl
4

SZA – Ctrl Reaction

I was always skeptical about SZA's true musical talent and appeal. None of her previous work ever connected with me and I found her rather lethargic. However, after CTRL's fantastic production and the raw honesty in the songs, I'm a skeptic no more. There's something to all the hype....
Logic - Everybody
4.2

Logic – Everybody Reaction

Concepts albums are an extremely hard thing to pull off, especially ones that delve into the subject matter that Logic does. While it's not a perfect execution and there are some moments of heavy handedness he's still able to inject it with enough subtlety as to not take away from a largely enjoyable listening experience and it's production is his absolute best yet. Logic is getting better with each passing album and it's time we talked about him among rap's greats....
Dario Hunt

Dario Hunt

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