Album Reviews

Thundercat brings out his geeky groove

Just like on the album cover, Thundercat’s “Drunk” will creepily surface into your regular playlist. Quirky but true musings? Check. Star collaborators? Double check. Sleek tunes to back it all up? Triple check. “Drunk” is the bassist, singer and producer’s third album. Based in Los Angeles, he is known for his playing and production on […]

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Lupe Fiasco’s first solo album wanders aimlessly

After more than six years of disputing with his record label, Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco is finally independent. His sixth studio album, DROGAS Light, launched Feb. 10 as his first solo project. Lupe clawed his way out of his contract with Atlantic Records after numerous disputes over musical content and scheduled release dates. Even without […]

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Old Souls In a New Age: 2017 Grammy Predictions

At this year’s Grammy Awards, some popular categories are not only stocked with nominees for millennial music lovers but also for fans of 90s and 00s music. The high-profile nominations of Beyonce, Drake, Kanye West, Chance the Rapper and other industry leaders at the 59th annual ceremony are not surprising. But a former R&B starlet, […]

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The Flaming Lips look to keep spark alive

  Following their free experimental project with Miley Cyrus, The Flaming Lips released “Oczy Mlody,” meaning “eyes of the young” in Polish. It features a heavy electronic influence that bridges the brusqueness that began with “Embryonic” in 2009 and the whimsical tones of “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz” released in 2015. “Oczy Mlody” begins […]

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Frank Ocean Makes Waves with New Content

After a four year hiatus, Frank Ocean has finally released new content. He began with a stunning visual album called “Endless”, and followed up with his anticipated audio album, “Blonde.” The visual album, which is a remixed version of the stream on Ocean’s website, keeps it minimal. The only colors are black and white, except […]

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‘The Life of Pablo’ drops after delay

Kanye West’s first gospel album?   Through numerous delays and drastic changes fans have continued to anxiously await the release of Kanye West’s new album The Life of Pablo. T.L.O.P. is West’s seventh studio album, which was finally released on Valentine’s Day. It is only available on Tidal, Jay-Z’s subscription music-streaming service. The recording process […]

Album Review: Tallhart, We Are the Same

Tampa Bay’s own indie alt-rock progeny Tallhart (formerly Marksmen) come home this Saturday, after a summer-long national tour, to celebrate the official release of their newest record, We Are the Same. The band’s second album with Rory Records (the Equal Vision imprint of Say Anything’s Max Bemis), We Are the Same offers more instrumental dimension […]

Timberlake’s triumphant return

He’s back, and this time he brought more than just sexy with him. Justin Timberlake’s last album,“FutureSex/LoveSounds” came out in September 2006. After its release he decided to take a break from music to work on his acting and producing careers and settle down with wife Jessica Biel. During that time he was featured in […]

A New Year of sounds

After successfully raising more than $10,000 through a Kickstarter campaign to record their new album, local band Oceana decided that their dramatic change in sound merited a change of name. Now the newly dubbed Polyenso has finished recording and will release their debut LP, “One Big Particular Loop”, on Jan. 22. The first track from […]