Music

Time Out

It smells of adventure. But since it’s New York City, that could also just be stale urine and baking trash in the unforgiving sun.

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And really, it was as if Florence was a goddess. Every word she spoke, the audience strained to hear, catch and hold within their hearts; every request was treated like a commandment.

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For a man who has never been one to hold punches, Skepta keeps to himself on this album. Rather than going on the offensive and cracking wise at whoever pops into his mind first, he instead plays defense and returns any remark made against him to its origin.

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Denzel Curry’s latest release, ZUU, is a love letter to Miami’s Carol City neighborhood. More specifically, ZUU is a love letter to Curry’s home, his mother, his father, his family, his friends and all his influences. It’s his way of showing that even though he lives in Los Angeles now, Carol City still holds a special place in his heart.

Rolling Stone

From an abstract perspective, Rumours shouldn’t work as well as it does; Fleetwood Mac’s members’ inability to properly settle their differences shouldn’t have made for a cohesive album, let alone fuel the entire concept of it.

NBHAP

Faye Webster’s Atlanta Millionaires Club needs a disclaimer: “This album hits fucking hard.”

Brooks Sproul

Clairo, Clairo, Clairo.

You know what that sounds like?

Elio, Elio, Elio (from the final scene of “Call Me By Your Name”).

VICE

Steve Lacy’s debut album Apollo XXI presents itself after his prolific entry into the music scene.

REX

Her legacy will surely live on, survived by her incredible career as a musician, actress and animal rights activist. Even more so, signs of Day’s extensive influence within pop culture and the arts can still be found today.

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The album, at its darkly tranquil core, traverses the gradual process of accepting existential uncertainty.