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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: SAINT: IMMACULATE

The first thing you need to know about producer turned avant garde-ish beatsmith Saint is that he’s a genuine enigma. I’ve read his press releases and listened to his album several times, but I still can’t quite wrap my head around him. Perhaps that’s because his songs meld from one genre to another...
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#albumoftheday REVIEW: ANGEL HAZE: DIRTY GOLD

Angel Haze has built up a strong following during the past four years by releasing one fantastic mixtape after another, the best being Classick and Reservation.  The only trouble with becoming mixtape-famous is that the people who become your fans like to feel as though they’re the only ones who know about you.  They...
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LOVE IS POP’S 60 BEST ALBUMS OF 2013!!!

by Michael McCarthy When I say that these are the “60 Best Albums of 2013,” I’m just saying that these were my favorite albums this year. I’m simply entitling this piece “60 Best Albums of 2013” instead of “60 Favorite Albums of 2013” because everyone always uses the term “Best Of,” not favorite....
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#albumoftheday FEATURE REVIEW: DANNY BROWN: OLD

Danny Brown is 32. To many of his potential fans, that might sound old. To me, well, it actually sounds pretty young. I’ve been doing entertainment journalism on and off for 15 years. And I didn’t start when I was two years old. So, you might assume that I’m older than Danny. And...
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#albumoftheday MILEY CYRUS: BANGERZ

I know some of my readers will scoff at me for even reviewing this one, but the fact of the matter is that it’s one of the most highly-anticipated albums of the year, pop or otherwise, which is what prompted me to listen to the stream, not the starlet’s controversial and certainly disgusting...
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#albumoftheday DRAKE: NOTHING WAS THE SAME

As someone who’s seen every episode of Degrassi: The Next Generation, it was hard for me to take Drake seriously as a rapper at first. I did like his mixtapes, but it was difficult to listen to them and not think of poor Jimmy from Degrassi, who was shot and wound up in...
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HOT MIXTAPE ALERT: MAGIC: SMOKE AND MIRRORS

Magic is a rapper hailing from “the DMV” (Washington D.C.) and he’s quite the talented guy.  His beats remind me of old House of Pain and Cypress Hill.  There was a connection between those two groups and a few others.  They called their collective group Soul Assassins.  Magic’s music is very much in...
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AUDIO: LIL WAYNE: DEDICATION 5

Lil Wayne has dropped his new free mixtape (album), Dedication 5, featuring The Weeknd, T.I., Chance The Rapper, 2 Chainz + more! Click "read more" below for art and download link!
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  • CNBLUE: WAVE
    CNBLUE: WAVE Release Date:  9/17/14 Label:  Warner Music Japan It's been a year since the highly successful South Korean band CNBLUE -- otherwise known as Code Name Blue -- last released a Japanese album, but they're back in a big way with their brand-new album, Wave, which features songs from the singles Truth and Go […]
  • HARUNA LUNA: STARTEAR
    HARUNA LUNA: STARTEAR Release Date:  8/20/14 Label:  Sony Music Entertainment Majestic strings abound in Haruna Luna's shimmering new single, "Startear," which also packs glittery shards of piano, racing drums and, of course, Haruna's always sweet voice. Majestic strings abound in Haruna Luna's shimmering new single, "Startear," which also packs glittery shards of piano, racing drums […]
  • HARUKA TOMATSU: FANTASTIC SODA!!
    HARUKA TOMATSU: FANTASTIC SODA!! Release Date:  7/30/14 Label:  SMCL At long last, soda pop now has an anthem! If you're a big fan of soda then you're in for a real treat here as Haruka Tomatsu delivers a bubbly pop music ode to the luscious liquid appropriately entitled "Fantastic Soda!!" The uplifting tune packs seriously […]
  • LABOUM: PETIT MACARON
    LABOUM: PETIT MACARON Release Date:  8/26/14 Label:  CJ E&M LA BOUM -- stylized as LABOUM -- is a new girl group formed by NH Media and Nega Network. Its rather young members are Sol Bin, Yul Hee, Ju Yeong, ZN, Hae In and So Yeon. Petit Macaron is their first release and it's quite promising. […]
  • TAETISEO: 2ND MINI-ALBUM "HOLLER"
    TAETISEO: 2ND MINI-ALBUM "HOLLER" Release Date:  9/16/14 Label:  SM Entertainment As you probably know, TaeTiSeo is a Girls Generation sub-unit consisting of Tae Yeon, Tiffany, and Seo Hyun. The name TaeTiSeo is a combination of the beginnings of each of their names. Their first mini-album, Twinkle, performed really well, hence another mini-album from them. And […]