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While SAWAYAMA is not the best pop record of 2020, Rina Sawayama carves herself out as a unique pop artist to look out for on SAWAYAMA while simultaneously leaving room for improvement, which is truly what a great debut album should strive to do. The best moments of this record see Rian dabbling in some super forward-thinking electropop with odd and occasional fusions of metal and rock, alongside some other genres you wouldn’t expect for pop to cross over with. The track XS is probably my ... read more
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A. G. Cook’s 7G is easily this year’s most scattered and sprawling project. 2 and a half hours of vastly different material. This feels like one of those albums where you can handpick your favorite tracks from the project, put them into a playlist, and then listen to them on repeat. It feels less like a solid artistic statement and more of a compilation of a bunch of blueprints A. G. Cook had for PC Music artists that they didn’t want so he said “Fuck it, these are going ... read more
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Miss Columbia feels like a pretty good representation of Latin Music, in both the best and worst ways. Lido Pimienta’s voice is beautiful and holds a lot of power. At the album’s best moments, Lido’s guiding melodies were carrying me over a beautiful soundscape, that beautiful soundscape being the instrumentals of this album. They’re this fusion of art pop, electronic, and Latin music, though there is more of an emphasis on the Latin music side here. There are some truly ... read more
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This man got the whole-ass music industry on this album and STILL can’t make an album above a 5/10.

So much about Featuring Ty Dolla $ign screams “ft. Ty Dolla $ign.” Every time I went into a track across this thing I was more excited to see who it was featuring rather than to see what Ty Dolla $ign himself brought to the table across this record. Ty Dolla $ign wasn’t bad here- in fact far from it, I actually enjoyed a decent amount of Ty’s solo cuts, but when ... read more
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Intellectual disability (ID), also known as general learning disability[3] and mental retardation (MR),[4][5] is a generalized neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by significantly impaired intellectual and adaptive functioning. It is defined by an IQ under 70, in addition to deficits in two or more adaptive behaviors that affect everyday, general living.

Once focused almost entirely on cognition, the definition now includes both a component relating to mental functioning and one relating ... read more
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Adrianne Lenker paints a beautiful and serene soundscape on songs. The Big Thief vocalist comes through with a pretty decent and gorgeous album. Adrianne’s singing across this record is incredibly hypnotic. Her beautiful and incredibly potent melodies put me in a trance with how beautiful and moving they are. The instrumentals here are incredibly minimalist yet never feel super empty or devoid of emotion. They perfectly complement the beautiful vocals and robust songwriting Adrianne ... read more
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So, I have a confession. I’ve never listened to PUP before. And seeing how I’ve never heard PUP’s music before, I can’t say I was excited for this EP to be released. However, after listening to this, I can say that this was surprisingly pretty good. I expected nothing out of this and instead got what is definitely one of the year’s best EPs. I love the energy these guys radiate. At its best, it’s some of the most energetic pop-punk I’ve heard in a ... read more
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Lo-Fi Hip Hop beats to Torture/Kill to
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This album is basically Humanz… but awesome

Alright, this is gonna be a long one, so strap in! Gorillaz had a bit of a rough last decade. They started it off really well with Plastic Beach, their best album yet! It featured their best and most iconic production, they’re most conceptual assortment of tracks, and it boasted such an impressive feature list. That record was near perfect aside from some low points that drag it down a bit for me. This was followed by The Fall; an album ... read more
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This record is ok. It’s music. People made this. Uhh what else to say...

While The Now Now is DEFINITELY an improvement from Humanz, there is very little to be gained with this album. This record just feels pretty safe in the grand scheme of Gorillaz music and kinda background tbh. No single track here comes close to the level of Gorillaz’s classic stuff. This album is a vibe album and a decent one at that. I enjoyed it while it was on, but once it was over, I could barely recall ... read more
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Ugh… the dreaded moment… Humanz…

Alright, I knew this would be bad seeing what the popular opinion on this album was but I didn’t expect it to be nearly THIS bad. This doesn’t feel like a Gorillaz album, it doesn’t exhibit any of the Gorillaz charm seen on albums like Plastic Beach or Demon Days. Lemme start with the obvious, there is an apparent lack of Gorillaz on this Gorillaz album. Usually, when I listen to a Gorillaz song, I can tell it’s a ... read more
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The Fall seems like an adequate title for this album because this seems to be where the Gorillaz fall off begins

This album is pretty average. I mean following Plastic Beach is a daunting task, and a near-impossible one to make an album at that level of quality in under a year, and The Fall just seems more like Plastic Beach B-Sides instead of a fully realized album. A lot of tracks here feel unfinished as a result of that. There are some highlights like the beautiful Revolving Doors or the ... read more
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Wow… just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, Gorillaz create a better album than Demon Days.

Following their disjointed and somewhat shaky self-titled debut, Gorillaz dropped Demon Days. It was an all-around great project which featured some of the most colorful instrumentals yet simultaneously some of the most depressing vocal performances I’ve ever heard on a record. The album ranged in topics that it covered however the persistent theme of the album seemed to be ... read more
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I’ve had this review like half-written for about a month now but, since Song Machine is releasing Friday, I guess I have to go along and finish listening to the Gorillaz discography so enjoy this. Anyways...

HOLY SHIT! In the span of 4 years, Gorillaz went from the super experimental genre-fusing yet super all over the place and incohesive in sound and aesthetic album that was their self-titled record to this. I’m surprised. I mean, I knew this was gonna be good seeing that the ... read more
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Damn…. I mean there’s some filler here but this is much more consistent than I expected it to be. The Black Dresses come through with Peaceful as Hell, what will most likely go down as one of the year’s catchiest yet most abrasive albums. This album is incredibly unique with its fusions of experimental music, pop, and rock. It’s really unlike anything I’ve ever heard as it masters the art of aggressive and abrasive earworms. The vocals across this thing are ... read more
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I don’t know if it’s pretentious to give this a 4 or a 9 so I’m gonna settle in the middle.

FAV TRACKS: Why Walk a Dog?, Corporation, Over and Over and Over, Respect Commander

LEAST FAV TRACK: What’s Done Is Done
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Alright, I didn’t enjoy it. It was bad. But this isn’t nearly as bad as Fantano makes it out to be.

I mean, this is probably my favorite Fantano 1/10 if I’m being honest, so I guess I can give it that. Instant Gratification is a confusing album. On one hand, there’s a lot I admire about it and it isn’t a super generic album. It’s an album that actually has a lot of personality and color. It’s actually kinda unique and I admire that about it. However, I ... read more
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T.I. out here trying the absolute bare minimum.

This may not be the worst record of the year, but it surely is one of the most boring and bloated. Lemme start off this review by stating something: T.I. sucks here. He is at a terrible point in his career lyrically and is super boring. Alongside that, there are a lot of tracks where T.I. just seems like a generic throwaway trap rapper. This isn’t the T.I. I know. There are so many tracks here that T.I. himself ruins with his monotone and ... read more
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Elzhi dropped? Why didn’t I hear about this before?

Sure, it’s not El’s best project and it doesn’t even come close to Elmatic, but this is still a pretty good boom bap album. Elzhi’s bars are typically as great as they are. He is just as introspective and as full of soul food as usual. His bars are great and his storytelling is top tier, too. The boom-bap production across this record is also great. It’s the usual Elzhi project. It’s some good-ass hip ... read more
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It’s insane that this is a quarantine project because tbh this is better than any other Charli XCX album aside from her one from last year. This is one of the few quarantine projects that are up there with the artists’ main albums. I mean, at least in terms of quality. In terms of the actual music, this record is wildly different and much more experimental than anything Charli has done in the past.

While Charli has made experimental music before with her futuristic blend of a ... read more
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