Reviews

Review: Darien Dean – Detours

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No matter where you’re headed in life, if you follow the musical “Detours” of Darien Dean, I promise you’ll end up exactly where you need to be. This latest release happens to be the second installment of his “Notes From The Journey” trilogy, and is what he considers his most … Continue Reading →

Review: Lenny Kravitz – Raise Vibration

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Born during a decade of major upheaval with rallies against war, national tragedy, and social turmoil, Lenny Kravitz is a true “Flower Child” rebel. The son of Sy Kravitz and Roxie Roker, the television executive and beloved 70s sitcom star, the life of a rocker was destined for their only … Continue Reading →

Review: Passenger – Runaway

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A tireless singer, songwriter, and nonstop traveler, Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, is back with his tenth studio album in eleven years. The son of an American father and an English mother draws heavily from his American roots for “Runaway”, an influence that is impossible not to hear. “I am half-American. … Continue Reading →

Review: Nicki Minaj – Queen

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Who is the Queen of Rap? Since 2007, Nicki Minaj consistently works to prove herself in the rap game. The native of Trinidad and Tobago, who was raised in Queens, New York, introduced herself to the world with her mixtapes before she signed with Lil Wayne’s record label and had … Continue Reading →

Review: Christina Aguilera – Liberation

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It’s been a long road to “Liberation” for Christina Aguilera. From childhood stardom as a Mouseketeer to the release of her first hit single, “Genie In A Bottle”, while still in her teens, Christina has grown up in the spotlight. While she’s always remained within the loosely defined boundaries of … Continue Reading →

Review: Akua Naru – The Blackest Joy

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It’s no secret, the complicated history of Black Americans and the satisfaction of life outside of the United States. For over a century Blacks have found their way to more accommodating cities across Europe. To escape the racism of the 1960s, Blacks made the move abroad to countries like France, … Continue Reading →

Review: Sting & Shaggy – 44/876

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There are quite a few fascinating bromances that have popped up over the years. Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. George Clooney and Brad Pitt. Not to mention, of course, the most iconic duo, Batman and Robin. Thankfully we can now add to the list the … Continue Reading →

Review: Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour

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Kacey Musgraves, the progressive-country-music-rebel, is back with her third major label album, “Golden Hour”, a follow-up to 2013’s “Same Trailer Different Park” and 2015’s “Pageant Material”. She’s regarded as the anti-Taylor Swift and the girl who’s taken a decidedly different lane in the industry than country music darling Miranda Lambert. … Continue Reading →

Review: Justin Timberlake – Man Of The Woods

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Justin Timberlake is a man of many things, including, of course, controversy. He’ll never live down the infamous Nipplegate incident where a choreographed grab at Janet Jackson’s bra during their Super Bowl halftime show caused the most sensationalized wardrobe malfunction of all time. Despite Janet being blackballed in the aftermath … Continue Reading →

Review: First Aid Kit – Ruins

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Music is therapy, we all agree. And a classic breakup album proves to be as therapeutic for the songwriter as it is for the listener. In most cases, the cathartic release that an artist undergoes to even begin creating a work of art like a ten-track album commemorating a painful … Continue Reading →

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