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On ‘Jesus is King,’ Kanye delivers a holy disappointment

On Oct. 25, after umpteen delays, Mr. Kanye West finally released his ninth solo studio album, “Jesus is King.” Was it worth the wait? And what’s become of hip-hop’s loudest auteur? The Hoot Arts Editor… Read More...

Alex Cameron’s ‘Miami Memory’ bursts

The first time I ever told a girl I loved her was completely impromptu. I didn’t go into that moment with any intention of doing that; the moment and those feelings forced the words out… Read More...

‘All My Heroes Are CornBalls’ review: CHRIS IS DISAPPOINTED

MY THOUGHTS ARE NOT ORGANIZED ENOUGH TO TALK ABOUT THIS ALBUM BUT HERE I AM ANYWAY. Last Friday, Baltimore’s own Jpegmafia released the follow-up to his critically acclaimed album “Veteran,” “All My Heroes are Cornballs.”… Read More...

‘Ginger’ Review: Brockhampton’s Got Their Groove Back

My editor is a coward and wants me to be topical. Fine. Brockhampton’s new album “Ginger” is better than their last mess, “Iridescence.” “Iridescence” was the first album Brockhampton released after doing some damage control… Read More...

Back to Save the Universe

In April of 2013, a collection of demos from British artist Jai Paul appeared on Bandcamp. Via his otherwise dormant Twitter, Paul stated, “To confirm: demos on bandcamp were not uploaded by me, this is… Read More...

Hot Dad embraces the void

It’s 2019, and no one is more logged-on than Hot Dad. In the wasteland of Youtubers making music hides an odd gem. Dancing in front of a green screen in poorly fitting outfits and making… Read More...

She Likes Cloth’s music debut is empty calories

We could all use more fiber. Eating nutritious foods is important; just so with music. Occasionally, bland albums without any substance make their way to the consumer. This is exactly what has happened with She… Read More...

Let’s be honest: J. Cole

The Fayetteville rapper’s output post “2014 Forest Hills Drive” leaves us with a dilemma. J. Cole is an artist with no shortage of technical ability who we know is capable of putting together high-quality projects.… Read More...

James Blake’s ‘Assume Form:’ lullabies and lapses of distrust

“Are you in love?” Someone is. UK producer, singer, songwriter, tall guy, potential alien life form, James Blake. His fourth album immerses you in his head as he tries to process his relationship. Blake made… Read More...

Life is meaningless but ‘Little Dark Age’ is good

“Go fuck yourself, you heard me right.” This January, MGMT released their fourth studio album “Little Dark Age.” The album is heavy in retro synth-funk and psych-rocks sounds, and lead singer Andrew VanWyngarden’s lyrics are… Read More...
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