On This Day: “Carrie & Lowell” By Sufjan Stevens

Despite having only a 43-minute runtime, the album covers a lifetime of the complicated relationship between Stevens and his mother, along with the sadness that follows the death of a loved one.
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On This Day: The Weeknd’s Drearily Hedonistic Debut Project, “House of Balloons”

The project has become a landmark in 2010s R&B — a dynamic showcase of The Weeknd’s insecurities about love and coping dive into the maximums of hedonism.
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Record Recap: In Memoriam of Chick Corea, Trailblazer of Jazz Fusion

Corea was a highly lauded pioneer of jazz fusion — a genre that reinterprets jazz music by using alternative inspirations like rock, metal or Latin music.
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On This Day: The Best And The Worst Of The National Anthem

The national anthem has had its share of musical and sociopolitical controversies throughout the years.
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On This Day: “1984” and Van Halen’s Jump into Superstardom

“1984” is an important body of work for modern listeners as a timestamp in the evolution of rock music — the birth of hedonistic rock with pop appeal.
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Record Recap: What To Expect With Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy”

Given Drake’s success with his stylistic charisma, the naming of his next album hints at the project being symbolic of a victory lap filled with allusions to his previous work.
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Record Recap: In Memoriam of Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen was not only one of the most innovative and unique guitarists of all time, but a musical inventor and a pioneer in guitar construction and technology.
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In Review: Joji Nuances His Sad Boi Style on “Nectar”

On his latest album “Nectar,” Joji expands his sonic range, simultaneously embracing his lo-fi sound as well as including a more diverse musical palette.
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In Review: Big Sean Comes Home on “Detroit 2”

“Detroit 2” is the sequel to Sean’s “Detroit” mixtape,  where he pays homage to the city where he was born and raised.
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In Review: “Karma 3” Showcases Dave East’s Consistency and Grit

East’s consistency ultimately makes his latest project a solid endeavor, though his collaborators’ contributions punch above their weights.
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Aminé Brings His Extravaganza 2019 Energy to “Limbo”

Aminé’s growth and maturing sound make “Limbo” a satisfying listen for both fans and those only familiar with his hits.
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“No Pressure”: Logic’s Victory Lap and Tribute to His Influences

As a whole, “No Pressure” serves as a return to form to celebrate and round out Logic’s career.
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“Legends Never Die”: Juice WRLD’s Message of Perseverance

“Legends Never Die,” the first in what appears to be a series of posthumous Juice albums, aims to memorialize the impact of Juice’s emotional work.
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