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Top Tracks: Pusha-T- “Come Back Baby” [Prod. Kanye West]

It’s admittedly a bit silly to simply highlight one track from Pusha-T’s just released DAYTONA for praise because there isn’t a hair out of place on the artist’s third solo album. The Clipse kingpin’s latest is a lean 21 minutes and seven songs of straight killer and no filler. What’s presented is pure, uncut drug talk… Continue reading Top Tracks: Pusha-T- “Come Back Baby” [Prod. Kanye West]

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Top Tracks: Johnny Jewel- “Breathless”

When Johnny Jewel bequeathed a surprise album of alterna Twin Peaks: The Return songs to us at the start of this week, I don’t think I fully realized just how damn gorgeous the thing would be. Mea culpa. Themes for Television, a distillation of the more than 20 hours of music Jewel recorded for David Lynch’s magnum opus,… Continue reading Top Tracks: Johnny Jewel- “Breathless”

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Top Tracks: James Blake- “Don’t Miss It”

  You’re avoid something. You’re avoiding work. You’re avoiding a peer. You’re avoiding a friend. You’re avoiding a family member. You’re avoiding a loved one. You’re avoiding your own emotions and inner psyche. You’re avoiding all of the above and many more. Despite the bountiful gift of interconnectedness that social media has supplied to us,… Continue reading Top Tracks: James Blake- “Don’t Miss It”

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Top Tracks: Chromatics- “Black Walls”

Every new morsel of music that’s been sloughed off of Chromatics’ long-promised fifth LP, Dear Tommy, has been ravenously devoured. Part of that has to do with just how long people have been waiting for this thing. It’s been anticipated since December 2014 and, in the interim, pushed back and rescheduled and re-recorded while the band… Continue reading Top Tracks: Chromatics- “Black Walls”

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Top Tracks: oOoOO & Islamiq Grrrls- “All of Me”

Listening to a song such as oOoOO & Islamiq Grrrls’ “All of Me,” the lead track off of their debut joint album, it’s all-too-tempting to play the reference game. The five-and-half-minute opener sounds like Chromatics hanging out with Chris Isaak to watch Twin Peaks at night while a Portishead record plays in the background. See how easy that… Continue reading Top Tracks: oOoOO & Islamiq Grrrls- “All of Me”