JAMES BAY — ELECTRIC LIGHT

Release date: May 18, 2018 Rating: 4.9/5 James Bay got a haircut, and you can hear it on Electric Light. The follow-up to Bay’s debut 2014 record, Chaos and the Calm, Electric Light is Bay 2.0. Chaos is a very solid compilation, but it listens like pre-haircut Bay: surprisingly interesting, but unable to escape the […]

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OOKAY — WOW! COOL ALBUM!

Release date: May 4, 2018 Rating: 3/5 stars There were definitely bigger — both in name and stature — albums to review this week, like Rae Sremmurd’s insane 27-track SR3MM (although, the typical 12-ish track length does come from limited space available on vinyl and, later, CDs, so, I suppose, in the digital age, there […]

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BISHOP BRIGGS — CHURCH OF SCARS

Release date: April 20, 2018 Rating: 4.5/5 “River,” the lead single tearing up the charts from Church of Scars is now certified gold after being featured on the second season of Scream, and it deserves it. I’m not totally sure how Briggs did it, because this is her first release — period — but I’m […]

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SHAGGY AND STING — 44/876

Release date: April 20, 2018 Well, its 4/20 ya’ll. There are definitely tons of pot shops around Seattle with mega-good deals, but, honestly, what better way to celebrate than listening to a reggae collaborative album between Sting and Shaggy? In honor of being transparent, I want to preface this piece by saying that, unless you […]

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TINASHE — JOYRIDE

 Release date: April 13, 2018 I have decided, because of this album, to stop including grades in my reviews, because I honestly don’t know what I would give Joyride. It functions both as a comedy album and and R&B album…..but not as a comedy R&B album. Clocking in at only 36 minutes — and that includes […]

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