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System of a Down Toxicity
"You, what do you, own the world?"

Hadn't listened to this before last week and finally decided to check it out, was really blown away.
The political messages still hit hard, but it's also funny and gloriously unsubtle and weird in all the
right ways. And hooks/songwriting any pop singer would envy. It was the number 1 album in the
US, after all. September 13, 2001.
4.5
04.22.19
I Love Your Lifestyle The Movie
Slightly up and down, and I hate to be ethnocentric in my emo consumption- but there's an uncanniness to non-American bands writing and singing emo lyrics that takes me out sometimes. The first four songs are pretty unimpeachable, though.
3.0
04.11.19
DaBaby Baby On Baby
im (da)baby
3.5
04.04.19
Flume Hi This is Flume
A worthy capper to the 2010's in indie-leaning electronic. Part rustie/hudmo, part pc music, part RA adjacent idm, and with a whiff of the sounds that made Flume a broadly recognizable figure in mainstream dance music...it's like a tasty appetizer sampler platter of the decade's best trends.
4.0
04.02.19
Solange When I Get Home
I get that she's going for "vibey" here. But shit, so much of this record just floats by aimlessly. Solo's vocals are constantly sat in the back of the mix, and it feels like she's almost working out her melodies out on the fly. That style can work, see this record's collaborator Playboi Carti for an example. But here there's just nothing to really grab onto.
2.5
03.05.19
Ariana Grande Thank U, Next
AG has said that she'd like to put out music the way rappers do, and that makes sense to me. This feels like a decent datpiff era rap mixtape- 70% filler, 30% really inspired. The production is pretty limp and forgettable across the board, and I find the more hip-hop leaning songs, although she's obviously having fun making them, tend to play against her strengths. ("NASA")
2.5
02.10.19
J Dilla Donuts
"Young man went out and made a name for himself-"
5.0
02.07.19

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