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Album Review: As Long As You Are by Future Islands

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Future Islands are synthpop and indie pop band originally from North Carolina. While knowing of the band, I never really dove deep into their music. My first experience was actually a Samuel Herring feature on BADBADNOTGOOD's track, Time Moves Slow. After doing a little digging, I finally figured out why the vocals were so familiar. If you haven't heard his voice, it's so distinct and noticeable from the get go. With a career spanning over a decade long, check out their sixth album, As Long As You Are.

The first track from the album is Glada. The track opens up with some sort of bird noises, which is expe…

Album Review: Free Love by Sylvan Esso

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Sylvan Esso is an electronic pop duo from North Carolina. The duo consists of singer and songwriter Amelia Meath and the producer, Nick Sanborn. Before their studio album this year, they had an eventful year by working with artists such as Real Estate and Local Natives. They collaborated on the track Paper Cup, which I reviewed the track on the Real Estate album. I also love their 'remix' of the track Dark Days by Local Natives. Now, they have returned with their third studio album, Free Love.
The first track from the album is What If. I definitely wasn't expecting this, but it's pretty minimalist and…

Album Review: SAVAGE MODE II by 21 Savage and Metro Boomin

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21 Savage is a rapper and songwriter from the United Kingdom. While he was born in the UK, he mostly says he's from Atlanta since he moved there since he was seven years old. Metro Boomin is a producer and songwriter from St. Louis. These two artists first came together back in 2016 to create their first collaborative album, Savage Mode. They have worked on and off, with a few other collaborative albums. They return for the second album in the series, Savage Mode II.
The first track from the album is Intro. The first track is exactly what you would expect, a quick introduction to the album. It is just over a minu…

Album Review: Nectar by Joji

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George Miller, or more known by his stage name, Joji, is a Japanese singer and songwriter. He first gained popularity through the persona Filthy Frank on YouTube. He eventually walked away from his comedic content and started to focus on 'Joji', which was music that he wanted to create. He really gained popularity with the track, SLOW DANCING IN THE DARK and it was on his debut album, Ballads 1. Joji returns with his sophomore album, Nectar.
The first track from the album is Ew. It opens up with a piano that keeps on repeating it's descending arpeggio notes. You have his soothing vocals, as well as some l…