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Album Review: Ariel Pink – ‘Dedicated to Bobby Jameson’

By: Conor Battles Artist: Ariel Pink Album: Dedicated to Bobby Jameson Label: Mexican Summer Release Date: September 15, 2017 Rating: From the first ten seconds of […]

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Album Review: LCD Soundsystem – ‘American Dream’

By: Conor Battles Title: American Dream Artist: LCD Soundsystem Label: DFA Records/Columbia Records Release Date: September 1, 2017 Rating:     James Murphy has been losing his […]

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Album Review: (Sandy) Alex G: ‘Rocket’

By: Conor Battles   Title: Rocket Artist: (Sandy) Alex G Label: Domino Records Release Date: May 19, 2017 Rating:     Alex Giannascoli’s real-time maturation has been […]

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Album Review: Joey Bada$$ – ‘All-Amerikkkan Bada$$’

By: Conor Battles   Album: All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ Artist: Joey Bada$$ Label: Cinematic/Pro Era Release: April 7, 2017 Rating:   Joey Bada$$ has carved out an enviable niche […]

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Album Review: Kendrick Lamar – ‘DAMN.’

By: Conor Battles Album: DAMN. Artist: Kendrick Lamar Label: Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope Release: April 14, 2017 Score:     There was never any second album, and that’s a […]

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Album Review: Father John Misty – ‘Pure Comedy’

By: Conor Battles Title: Pure Comedy Artist: Father John Misty Label: Sub Pop Release Date: April 7, 2017 Rating: There is a very simple way to observe […]

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A Year in ‘The Life of Pablo’

By: Conor Battles   The Life of Pablo is one year old. The 365 days it’s existed have been as turbulent, weird and flat-out ugly as […]

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Movie Review: ‘La La Land’

By: Conor Battles Image via Lionsgate Film: La La Land Director: Damien Chazelle Release Date: December 9, 2016 Studio: Summit Entertainment Rating:      “Here’s to the […]

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Album Review: ‘RTJ3’ by Run the Jewels

By: Conor Battles Album: RTJ3 Artist: Run the Jewels Label: Run the Jewels, Inc. Rating:        In the weeks leading up to his legendary bout […]

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Explaining Multiverse Theory with R. Kelly’s Christmas Album

By: Conor Battles Photo courtesy of rap-up.com Earlier this year, a phenomenon occurred that threatens to challenge everything we think we know about the universe: R. […]