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Musings from quarantine: the best concerts I’ve ever seen and why live music is so special to me

There are a lot of places I miss going to right now. Clubs, bars, restaurants, cities, friends’ homes, the world outside my room in suburban New Jersey, etc. But while hopefully soon enough many of these things will reopen in some capacity, it may be awhile before I can attend a concert. Concerts have given […]

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Albums of the Year 2019: GINGER – BROCKHAMPTON

BROCKHAMPTON’s 5th album, GINGER deals with the aftermath of band member Ameer Vann’s exit following sexual misconduct allegations, which interrupted the band’s rapid release of 4 albums in 16 months. GINGER proves the band may have come out stronger for it. Its strength lies in its continuity with their previous albums with regards to dealing […]

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Saturation III, Brockhampton

Rating: 4/5 Relevancy is a concept that many artists must grapple with early in their careers. Brockhampton’s aptly titled ‘Saturation’ series was an attempt to take this challenge head on by saturating the industry with their music. ‘BOOGIE’ is the first song in the tracklist and also the first single from the album. ‘BOOGIE’ is […]

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BROCKHAMPTON keep things fresh and varied on SATURATION II

4/5 stars BROCKHAMPTON are truly living in a teenage fantasy. All 18(ish) members met on an online internet forum, and have since moved in together in a Californian suburb where they devote their time to producing music. Their leader, the idiosyncratic Kevin Abstract, seems to have one goal: to subvert listeners’ expectations of the hip-hop […]