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Album Review: Here For Now by Louis The Child

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Louis The Child is an American production duo from Chicago. The group is made up of Robby Hauldren and Frederic Kennett. Ever since hearing some of their tracks from car commercials, or just commercials in general, it got me hooked to the group. They have been gaining popularity over the past few years and have finally released their debut album, Here For Now.

The first track from the album is just a quick introduction track titled Scooter's Debut (Intro). You have a distorted sound clip that opens up the track, then suddenly has a fake radio broadcast that slowly transitions into the next track, Big Love, whi…
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Album Review: Mordechai by Khruangbin

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Khruangbin is a rock, psychedelic, and funk band from Texas. While Speer and Johnson originally met through their church band, they eventually met and recruited Laura Lee down the road. While I wasn't too stoked about their singles, I was pleasantly surprised by the sound they produced on the album. Mordechai marks their third studio album.

The first track from the album is First Class. The track starts out with some reverbed guitars and a groovy bass line. It honestly sounds like something Thundercat would create. The aesthetic and laid back guitars just blend in so well in the background as the bass line is …

Album Review: Bigger Love by John Legend

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John Roger Stephens, more commonly known by his stage name, John Legend, is an American singer and songwriter. While probably being most well known for his All of Me track, he has been in the music business since the early 2000s. Besides his hit single, he has also appeared as a guest feature on several different tracks. Bigger Love marks John Legend's seventh studio album.

The first track from the album is Ooh Laa. It's a happy and upbeat track that opens up the entire album. According to the producer, he wanted to mix doo-wop, as well as trap music together. So you have the old-time music style mixed wit…

Album Review: Out In The World by GUM

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GUM, the one man band known as Jay Watson, is a multi-instrumentalist from Australia. While mainly being known for his work with Pond and as a live member for Tame Impala, you definitely shouldn't be sleeping on his solo work on GUM. Out In The World marks his fifth studio album and two years since his previous studio album, The Underdog.

The first track from the album is Weightless in L.A. It's a pretty quiet and serene track with several string instruments, as well as some woodwind instruments. The track eventually opens up with more of a psychedelic pop feeling halfway through the track. The end eventua…

Album Review: Shrines by Armand Hammer

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Armand Hammer is a hip-hop duo from New York. The group consists of rappers Billy Woods and Elucid. Their debut album, Race Music, was a huge success for people that enjoyed the underground music scene. While still working on solo music, the two were able to come together again for their fourth studio album, Shrines.

The first track from the album is Bitter Cassava. The track starts off with some string/horn samples, something that has been pretty popular in the hip-hop crowd recently. After looking at the credits, it surprised me that Earl Sweatshirt produced this track. The title, Cassava, refers to a vegetable,…

Album Review: I Love You Say It Back by KEY!

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KEY! is an American rapper from Atlanta. Originally creating and being part of Two-9, he has mainly been releasing solo work for the past few years, such as a collaboration album with Kenny Beats in 2018. Now, KEY! has released his latest and one of his most anticipated albums, I Love You Say It Back.

The first track from the album is Bottom of The Bottle. The track opens up with a melodic piano for the beat. On this track, he talks about drinking as well as the various other drugs he has used or is using. He tends to use some sort of auto-tune feature towards the end of each verse that kind of takes away from the…

Album Review: Ungodly Hour by Chloe x Halle

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Chloe x Halle is an R&B group that is made up of two sisters, Chloe and Halle Bailey. While having some minor film roles, they didn't start their music career until Beyoncé discovered them through a YouTube cover video. They released their debut album, The Kids Are Alright, in 2018 which had features from GoldLink and Joey Bada$$. Now, two years later, they return with their sophomore album titled Ungodly Hour.

The first track from the album is Intro which is mostly made up of the "oh" syllable for most of it. It's fairly short, just under 30 seconds in length. The track ends with the quote &…