Reviews

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 →

Review: Eminem – Revival

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When Eminem’s bar-for-bar freestyle obliteration of America’s Dotard-in-Chief went viral in October, the expectation was that his next album would be epic. Trading in his Slim Shady persona for more anti-Trump “Woke” Shady lyrics, Marshall Mathers seems to have found a worthy theme in the release of his ninth LP, … Continue Reading →

Review: Talib Kweli – Radio Silence

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CNN once labeled him a “thinking man’s rapper”. As a social activist and revered MC, Talib Kweli is definitely one of the standard bearers for conscious rap. Teaming up with his comrade in the struggle, Talib Kweli and Mos Def sealed their fate as hip-hop legends almost 20 years ago … Continue Reading →

Review: Honey Larochelle – 11:11

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11:11 is not just titled like this in reference to the eleven tracks created for this album in eleven days. In numerology, these numbers have always been associated with mystical powers evoking synchronicity, higher vibrations, and a special spirit presence. The type of spiritual elevation in feel-good music served by … Continue Reading →

Review: Taylor Swift – Reputation

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Hot on a mission for Beelzebub, Taylor Swift singes her wings and unleashes her fallen angel with new album, Reputation. The 15 tracks see the “Queen of Hearts” overthrown by the “Queen of Clubs”. And she enjoys swinging the weapon. From euphorically announcing her own death to the anthemic, sweaty, … Continue Reading →

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