Music

What’s starting exactly? Yeezy season, and hopefully, the rollout of his new album, ‘SWISH.’ And what a way to begin — with this explosive version of one of ‘808s’’s best.

Full credit to Drake for cashing out on his public image without allowing it to dilute his music.

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'Dopamine' plays much like an indie romance film. It doesn’t have an extravagant budget or A-list cameos, but at its core, it’s a story worth hearing — over and over again.

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Far and away the most incredible aspect of “Fight” is Jaar’s virtuosic synth design.

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The seemingly primitive setting provides an eerie contrast to Purity Ring’s futuristic, electronically-driven sound.

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The heavy electronic beats combined with corny lyrics and weak vocals make the album nothing more than an annoying and otherwise ephemeral piece of art.

The question: what transformative occurrences do we, music addicts, have to cherish? Sure, we have no Todd Andersons getting enlightened, no "Lost" finale mind-benders, no Shakespearean plays — but we still have mind-blowing scenes. The definition just changes a bit.

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'Beach Music' is an album. It is not a collection of songs put in some random order together in a squeaky polypropylene case, or a click that costs a password and $9.99. It doesn’t hope for a chart topping hit. Just in the way a book can’t be adequately summarized in its best scene or climactic moment, neither can 'Beach Music.'

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Since starting in 2012, they have become wildly appreciated, because there’s just something about a sad boy from a shitty neighborhood singing great songs in a shitty bar that’s addicting to the ears.

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Jamie N Commmons supported Catfish & the Bottlemen at Saint Andrew’s Hall.