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Joey Bada$$ speaks ‘For My People’ on ‘All-Amerikkkan Bada$$’

April 18, 2017 Thomas Infante 0

These lyrical themes are evident from the first track on the album, “For My Pethis track, Joey raps about how difficult it can be growing up black in America. It’s a great opening track, and its calming, yet upbeat production draws the listener in with soft synthesizers and horns behind a groovy drum rhythm. His lyrics also seem to summarize the purpose of the album.

“Music is a form of expression,” Joey raps. “Imma use mine just to teach you a lesson.” […]

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ unites fans

March 20, 2017 Lily Firth 0

Sheeran dropped his highly anticipated album on March 3, and he did not disappoint. Although his other albums were amazing, Sheeran outdid himself with his most recent album, “Divide.” He branched out of his comfort zone and experimented with new instruments and sounds, including two very Irish sounding songs, “Galway Girl” and “Nancy Mulligan.” […]

The Shins experiment with new sound on ‘Heartworms’

March 20, 2017 Thomas Infante 0

Although Mercer has not lost his talent for quirky lyrics and catchy musical arrangements, he has abandoned much of the edgier indie rock inspirations of The Shins’s first few albums. “Heartworms,” in contrast, has more of a pop-influenced sound with some psychedelic and electronic elements that take some minor risks with the band’s tried-and-true sound. […]

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