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Album Review: By the Time I Get to Phoenix by Injury Reserve

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Album Review: Highest In Charge by Curren$y

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Album Review: How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last? by Big Red Machine

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Album Review: Solar Power by Lorde

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Album Review: Long Term Effects of SUFFERING by $uicideboy$

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Album Review: King's Disease II by Nas

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Album Review: Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night by Bleachers

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Album Review: Bobby Tarantino III by Logic

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Album Review: The House Is Burning by Isaiah Rashad

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Album Review: Sob Rock by John Mayer

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Album Review: Hotel Surrender by Chet Faker

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Record Store Day 2021

This post is sponsored by Skillshare. Get two free weeks by clicking here ! Learn a new skill or hobby by watching the online courses! With over 7 million people and more than 29,000 courses, there's a lot to learn from. There is also a free option that gives you access to plenty of content. You can even join through Facebook or Google. Join today to start learning! With the second drop of Record Store Day 2021 over, it's time to reflect on this years drops. While still far from being back to normal, there are some things that went well overall and I hope to see with future drops. There are plenty of things to touch on, but let's dive into things and see how both Record Store Day drops went this year. Record Store Day Drop #1 (June 12)   This drop felt a little different to me, mostly because I was in a different city and was on vacation. I honestly was not enjoying my time due to this record store handling things way different than the one I currently go to. They are