On This Day: “Grace” by Jeff Buckley

Buckley should have been a superstar, but listeners can still appreciate his little body of work for the creative genius it is.
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On This Day: Shades of Sentimentality in Frank Ocean’s “Blonde”

With his genre-blending on “Blonde,” Ocean once again pioneered a new style of R&B.
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On This Day: Frank Ocean’s First Masterpiece, “channel ORANGE”

His 2012 debut album “channel ORANGE” showcases Ocean making a splash with a lush and intimate collection of songs about the awkwardness of navigating maturation and relationships.
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On this Day: Bon Iver’s Breakthrough

Perhaps no artist has had a bigger impact on modern indie folk music than Bon Iver.
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On This Day: The Beatles’ Escapism Through “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

Prior to their 1970 disbandment, The Beatles refreshed their creative drive via the escapism central to their historical concept album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”
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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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