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Album Review: GINGER by BROCKHAMPTON

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The boy band who swept a lot of people off their feet back in 2017 are back with their fifth studio album, GINGER. Brockhampton is a boy band originally formed in San Marcos, Texas. The group eventually moved to Los Angeles and grew in popularity.

The first track off the album is NO HALO. Compared to all of the other Brockhampton albums, this is a mellow opener. It starts off with a guitar and high pitched vocals. Throughout the track, members of the group talk about their imperfections and some of the issues they have faced. The title of the track, NO HALO, probably refers to the fact that they aren't perfect people. Merlyn stood out most on this track since …

Album Review: i,i by Bon Iver

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Justin Vernon, or better known as his stage name, Bon Iver, is a singer, songwriter, and producer from Wisconsin. i,i marks his fourth studio album and his continuation into experimental/electronic-folk sound.

The album starts off with Yi. This is a short introduction track that features some sound snippets and gives us a taste of what's to come. There are also some people talking, probably some sound recording they got in the studio. After the short thirty-second introduction, we go into iMi. The track opens up with chords that you heard from the introduction, as well as some chopped up vocals. This is a powerful way to open up the album with the chords t…

Album Review: Super Moon by Dirty Heads

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The Dirty Heads are back with their seventh album, Super Moon. They are an alternative band with influences from hip hop, rock, and reggae. Dirty Heads get back to their original roots with this album. I honestly wasn't expecting much from this album and refused to listen to any singles until the album was released, but I was surprised and amazed by the album.

The first track off the album is the title track, Super Moon. Once you get past the weird electronic voice at the beginning of the track, this is a high powered, reggae-infused track. This easily reminded me of something off their first album, Any Port in a Storm. I had the chance to hear them live …

Do Release Dates Affect Album Sales?

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Let's take a quick trip down memory lane. July 26, 2019 was arguably one of the hottest weeks in music this year. You had plenty of high-end artists release projects that day, such as Chance the Rapper, Rich Brian, Of Monsters and Men, YBN Cordae, NF, and the list keeps going on. However, does the date of which an album is released affect how well it will perform? Let's take a closer look.

Going back to the day of July 26, 2019, I was constantly on Spotify, checking out the New Releases section as well as observing trending topics on Twitter. One thing I noticed is that a lot of the non-mainstream bands were not getting any attention on the New Releases pa…

Album Review: The Lost Boy by YBN Cordae

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YBN Cordae is an up and coming rapper in the United States. The Lost Boy marks his first studio album. Going into the project, I really didn't know what to expect, but I knew he was a part of the latest XXL Freshmen class. He released a mixtape back in 2018, but I haven't had a chance to check it out. After listening to this project, this guy has a bright future. Bold prediction, but he might just be the next Kendrick Lamar or J. Cole.

The first track off the album is Wintertime. Right off the bat, I'm getting a laid back, jazz beat. On this track, YBN Cordae is trying to tell us of his past and how he's trying to become better. He dropped out …