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Five Songs, 9/22/2022

OutKast, "Chonkyfire" The conclusion to the classic Aquemini, the record where OutKast fulfilled their promise and delivered one of the greatest hip-hop records ever. That assertion is not diminished at all by the observation that it's not entirely clear if it's their best album. The...

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Five Songs, 7/14/2022

Steady Earnest, "Skin It Up" Steady Earnest is an all-star band of Boston ska bands, most importantly featuring Dan Vitale of Bim Skala Bim on vocals. Because he fronts it, Bim is the closest comparison, and if you like one band, you'll like the other...

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Five Songs, 4/5/2022

A Forest of Stars, "A Prophet for a Pound of Flesh" The rolled Rs are a bit much, don't you think, A Forest of Stars guy? There's always a line that metal bands walk, where if they go too far and seem like they're taking...

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Five Songs, 12/22/2021

Sunless, "Spiraling Into the Unfathomable" There's a sort of genre of bands like Sunless who kind of approach metal from a similar direction, but don't seem to have a consistent name for their subgenre. Bands like Gorguts, Portal, Pyrron, and others are extremely dissonant and...

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Five Songs, 10/30/2021

Margo Price, "This Town Gets Around" This album, Midwest Farmer's Daughter, came out in 2016 on Jack White's label, and is very much a throwback. It wears its inspiration on its sleeve, with Loretta Lynn's influence heard everywhere in the music and of course the...