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Album Review: JACKBOYS by JACKBOYS

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Of course, Travis Scott was going to release something before the end of the year. JACKBOYS is a hip hop collective consisting of Travis Scott, Sheck Wes, and Don Toliver. Despite the collective only having three members, the EP JACKBOYS has some guest features from Quavo, Offset, and many more.

To start off the album, we have a remix of Travis Scott's HIGHEST IN THE ROOM, which was released earlier this year. If you haven't heard the original, it has a trap beat with a high-pitched vocalist in the background. The remix keeps the chorus and his first verse, but then we have the addition of Rosalía and Lil Baby.…

Album Review: Free Nationals by Free Nationals

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After delays and complications, the Free Nationals have finally released their long-awaited self-titled album. The Free Nationals are mostly known for being Anderson .Paak's backing band, however, this album proves that they are more than just a background band. Myself, along with others, have been blown away by the work that has been put into this album. The album also has a hefty list of featured artists.

The first track off the album is Obituaries. The track opens up with a cool, jazz beat going on. There's also a spoken word part from Shafiq Husayn. After his spoken part, there's a heavy, synthwave…

Album Review: The Odd Czar Against Us by CZARFACE

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CZARFACE is a hip hop collective formed by hip hop duo 7L & Esoteric, as well as Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck. CZARFACE has had an eventful year, starting off with CZARFACE Meets Ghostface, which is a collaborative project between CZARFACE and Ghostface Killah from Wu-Tang Clan. CZARFACE also dropped an instrumental album titled Double Dose of Danger (which I was able to snag on Record Store Day this year!) and the album I am going to be reviewing, The Odd Czar Against Us. While I just discovered CZARFACE last year, they definitely reminded me of MF DOOM, with the comic book-like characters. Both also use…

Anything Goes Monday: How To Eat Healthy During The Holidays

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With Thanksgiving out of the way, many people have one more holiday to celebrate, Christmas. While I can't speak for people who celebrate Kwanzaa or Hanukkah, a lot of families will create a large meal (or meals!) for Christmas. If your family is anything like mine, we LOVE to go all out on sweets; we have a large table dedicated to snacks and treats. However, with all of these holiday meals, there is no doubt that you are going to be consuming a lot of calories. While the weight gain is usually temporary, there are some ways to minimize the weight gain or cut down on the amount of food you consume. Check out these…

Album Review: Hyperspace by Beck

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It is crazy to think that Beck is still making music, especially since his first album was released 25 years ago. Ever since his first album, he has literally done it all, with several genre-bending albums. His 2017 album, Colors, took on some more electronic elements. It's no surprise that his latest album, Hyperspace, would embrace that electronic feel. He even recruited Pharrell Williams to help with the production of the album. Despite being an electronic element, some of the tracks have a dark and eerie feeling to it. Since Beck went through a divorce earlier this year, we could consider this another Sea Chang…

Album Review: The Juice: Vol. II by Emotional Oranges

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I would be lying if I didn't think this album was a parody album by looking at the album cover and artist name. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I gave this album a listen. Emotional Oranges are an R&B/pop group from California and The Juice: Vol. II marks their second studio album and their second studio album this year. After listening to this short record, I have been hooked on this album.

The first track off the album is Don't Be Lazy. The beat on this track is very catchy and something that just drew me in right away. The lyrics, on the other hand, has to do with the artist's sexual li…

Album Review: Feet of Clay by Earl Sweatshirt

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About a year after his last major solo album, Earl Sweatshirt comes out with a surprise EP titled Feet of Clay. This marks the second EP in his career. The EP is fairly short with seven tracks and clocking in at just 15 minutes in length. Many fans have joked that the album cover looks like a cover for a death metal band.

The first track off the album is 74. The beat for the track is simplistic with an electronic-like piano playing in the background with industrial-sounding drum beats. Earl basically raps about what has been going on since the release of Some Rap Songs. I understand that Earl gets off beat someti…

Anything Goes Monday: The Pros and Cons of Credit Cards

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If you live in the United States, chances are, you have a credit card (or a few). According to a recent study, over half of the people living in the United States have a credit card. Credit cards are almost necessary with credit scores ruling over your life. If it's high, you're good! But if your credit score doesn't look too hot, it can have a negative impact on your life. Just having one late payment can do some serious damage to your credit score. But despite these negatives, there are a lot of positives when it comes to credit cards. If you are thinking about getting your first credit card or thinking a…

Album Review: Jesus Is King by Kanye West

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After some mixing issues with his album, Kanye West finally released his long-anticipated album, Jesus Is King. After scrapping (or changing the title) Yandhi, Kanye West comes out with his ninth studio album. He has also been a part of a few collaborative albums, such as Watch The Throne with Jay-Z and one of the more recent ones, Kids See Ghosts with Kid Cudi. Despite the political attention he's been getting from the media, a lot of people seem to be raving over this album. A lot of the tracks are pretty short, with most of them being under three minutes, but he sure can put a lot of effort into an album th…

Album Review: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 2 by Foals

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Foals are an indie rock band from the United Kingdom. Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost is a two-part album and Foals just released part 2. This marks their sixth studio album.

Part 2 opens up with Red Desert which is a minute long orchestral piece. According to the frontman of Foals, he said that this piece would be perfect for a film score. After the orchestral strings cut out, the track takes a different approach, which will open up to their next track.

The second track off the album and my personal favorite is The Runner. The track starts off with heavy riffing guitars with a light, catchy chorus. Part 1 of the alb…

Album Review: LAHS by Allah-Las

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Allah-Las is an American indie rock band consisted of four different members. LAHS marks the band's fourth studio album. While I have always known about Allah-Las, I have never had the chance to sit down and listen to one their albums, even though they have been on my "listen to list" for a while now. Now, with the release of LAHS, I had the chance to sit down and give them a chance, and I definitely wasn't disappointed.

The album starts out with Holding Pattern. There's an easy guitar groove going on at the very beginning. Right off the bat, this reminds me of some old-school classic rock, as we…

Anything Goes Monday: I Trained My Calves Every Day So You Wouldn't Have To!

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Fitness has definitely become more prominent in everyone's life. With the internet being accessible for almost everyone, anyone can get information on how to perform an exercise, choose workout programs, and learn about new diets. However, there is one day when it comes to exercise that people tend to forget or despise: leg day.

Leg day is almost everyone's least favorite day. There are a few people who LOVE leg day, but we won't talk about those people. Your average gym goer will not enjoy leg day and will try to truck through it as quick as possible. There are some people that hate it so much that they ju…

Album Review: uknowhatimsayin¿ by Danny Brown

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Danny Brown is a rapper and songwriter who is originally from Detroit, Michigan. uknowhatimsayin¿ marks his fifth studio album. After three years from one of his most critically acclaimed albums, Atrocity Exhibition, and being silent for a few years, he has finally come out with his fifth studio record.

The album opens up with Change Up. There is a washed-out, reverbed guitar, something you would hear off of an alternative or psych-rock record. Danny Brown starts off the track by having him saying that people thought he was gone, or done with rapping. However, he's back in the hip-hop sphere and is ready to show pe…

Album Review: Emmanuel by Ameer Vann

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Emmanuel is Ameer Vann's first EP since the departure from BROCKHAMPTON. After accusations were made against him, he eventually left the group. After a year, he has finally come out with a solo project, and he thanks his fans for sticking by him. On this short, six-track EP, there are several emotions he goes through: sadness, anger, fear, anxiety, and many more. Just as expected, this EP ties up some loose ends that die-hard BROCKHAMPTON and Ameer Vann fans were looking for.

The first track is the title track, Emmanuel. Before the EP was available for everyone, Ameer Vann dropped this track as a single. Howeve…

Album Review: III by The Lumineers

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The Lumineers are an indie-folk band from Colorado. III marks their third studio album. III might also stand for the three parts of the album. Each part consists of three songs, except for the third part. There is also a fourth part with some bonus tracks.

The first part of the album consists of Donna, Life In The City, and Gloria. The first track, Donna, talks about a woman named Donna. Judging by the lyrics and the video that goes along with the track, this is about a woman's mother. This woman is living an unsatisfying life and doesn't want to live. With the line, "You're praying for a funeral,"…

Album Review: All My Heroes Are Cornballs by JPEGMAFIA

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JPEGMAFIA is a rapper and producer from Baltimore. Shortly after the release of Veteran, he gained a lot of attention within the music world. All My Heroes Are Cornballs marks his third studio album and most experimental to date.

The first track off the album is Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot. The track opens up with people yelling, which could be from a previous concert. After the yelling, the song contains a soft piano beat in the background. JPEGMAFIA makes a lot of religious references on this track while also singing a bit during the chorus. While I don't see anything bad or wrong with this track, I am a bit underwhelmed for an album opener.

Next, we h…

Album Review: Lover by Taylor Swift

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The 29-year-old singer and songwriter Taylor Swift is back with her seventh studio album. Lover takes a different view on things, compared to her previous album, Reputation. While I have listened to plenty of Taylor Swift songs, this is my first time listening to a Taylor Swift album from front to back.

The first track off the album is I Forgot That You Existed. The beat reminds me of something Justin Bieber or some other famous pop stars would use. The beat is simplistic but grows a little bit during the chorus. This song is showing that Taylor Swift moved on from her past lovers. She's glad that she forgot about it since it allowed her to move on in life…