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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

Album Review: Hideaway by Wavves

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Album Review: Twin Shadow by Twin Shadow

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Album Review: USEE4YOURSELF by IDK

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Album Review: Vince Staples by Vince Staples

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Album Review: The Juicebox by Emotional Oranges

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!   Emotional Oranges are an R&B duo from Los Angeles. I first reviewed their The Juice: Vol. II project when it was released in 2019. Ever since then, I was hooked and I knew I had to check out whatever they planned on releasing in the future. The time has come where they released their third studio project, The Juicebox . The first track from the project is All That . The track opens up with a groovy, running bass line and a simple drum beat. The bass line seems to fade in and out throughout the track so it's interesting to see how they use the fade in and out effects. We also get a feature from Channel T

Album Review: In the Beginning Vol. 1 by Declaime and Madlib

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Album Review: 25 by G Herbo

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Album Review: Planet Her by Doja Cat

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