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Justin Bieber, Sex Panther

by Lucas Fagen on February 27, 2016

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The consensus was that this former child star’s career was over; no longer in his target demographic’s age range, he found himself unable to push the same buttons as before, and was prepared to fade, slowly but honorably, from the public spotlight.

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Future’s Dark Period

by Lucas Fagen on February 21, 2016

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Plenty of rappers are prolific in the mixtape world; in terms of sheer output, this Atlanta trap king puts even the absurdly productive Young Thug to shame.

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Vince Staples, Fierce Minimalist

by Lucas Fagen on January 31, 2016

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Vince Staples’s Summertime ‘06 is the hardest album to hit the rap game in a decade, maybe more.

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David Bowie, Prettiest Star

by Lucas Fagen on January 23, 2016

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David Bowie was a legendary art hero, a hot tramp and an honorary young American and a true somebody person. He was a gifted actor who injected every role he played with flamboyant electricity, and he was always playing a role.

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Harsh Ambient Arca

by Lucas Fagen on January 23, 2016

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Arca is a pseudonym for Alejandro Ghersi, a Venezuelan DJ/producer based in New York. He specializes in eerie, glitchy, electronic instrumentals that confound ordinary electronica categories.

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The Portrait of Karen Carpenter

by Lucas Fagen on December 26, 2015

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The Carpenters’ Christmas Portrait is, far and away, without a doubt, quite simply the greatest Christmas album ever recorded.

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Carly Rae Jepsen, Antipersona

by Lucas Fagen on December 19, 2015

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Carly Rae Jepsen is the emptiest pop diva to have released an album this year, and that’s not an insult.

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Grimes, Self-Conscious Art Angel

by Lucas Fagen on November 28, 2015

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Put on the new Grimes album and prepare for 50 minutes of squeal.

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Beach House Lullaby

by Lucas Fagen on November 21, 2015

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The latest two albums from Beach House, ‘Depression Cherry’ and ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars,’ were released this year less than two months apart, and good luck trying to distinguish one from the other.

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Long Road Outta Compton

by Lucas Fagen on October 31, 2015

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Dr. Dre has been coasting on myth for so long that the success of his new album comes as a genuine surprise.

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