On This Day: Van Cliburn, The Pianist That Broke The Cold War

As cheesy as it sounds, Cliburn became the epitome of the commonality of art between all of humankind, pushing past extremist notions of anti-Communism.
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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: “Donuts,” J Dilla’s Parting Gift

James Dewitt Yancey, better known as J Dilla, released his album “Donuts” just three days before his passing on Feb. 10, 2006.
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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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Record Recap: In Memoriam of MF DOOM, “Your Favorite Rapper’s Favorite Rapper”

Being the perfect fictional anti-hero of rap, DOOM consistently maintained a villainous shroud of mystery, while audiences could only stand back and watch him flex his rapping superpowers.
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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: NIKI Offers Glimmers of Magic on “MOONCHILD”

NIKI steers her debut album “MOONCHILD” in a grandiose cinematic direction, creating a mixture of breathtaking but ultimately incohesive moments.
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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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