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AlbumDrop: Ne-Yo’s ‘Non-Fiction’ review

AlbumDrop: Ne-Yo’s ‘Non-Fiction’ review
2 years ago

AlbumDrop: Ne-Yo’s ‘Non-Fiction’ review

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When done right, artistry is something that evolves and mutates. This mutation is how we end up with second or third studio albums far removed from what we remember an artist starting out as. It’s how we ended up with albums like Ne-Yo’s Libra Scale. Even while I was working on this review of Non-Fiction review I had to constantly remind myself that this isn’t the Ne-Yo we had two years ago or even a year ago. That isn’t in itself a bad thing. I’m glad I held my mind open, because while I don’t like Non-Fiction I appreciate the artistry behind it.
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Album Drop: D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’
2 years ago

Album Drop: D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah’

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The neo-soul movement late last century inspired a generation. Music is a river that flows and changes direction all the time. It zips past and absorbs the sediment along the different landscapes it passes. What we call popular music today has the high-hat of break-neck pop music and the vocal styling of T-Pain’s auto-tune heyday. That’s not bad; but it’s easy to find someone tired of the big bass drops. D’Angelo’s Black Messiah is an album for this old and new guard alike.
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AlbumDrop: Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”
6 years ago

AlbumDrop: Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”

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With the holiday coming to an epic close music wise and the near year just weeks away, I didn’t want to hit January and not share my thoughts …
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AlbumDrop: Chris Cornell
7 years ago

AlbumDrop: Chris Cornell

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We’ll start of this month’s column by clearing the air. The reboot of both the BandTogether and AlbumDrop columns comes after nearly a year hiatus. That’s just plain irresponsibility …
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AlbumDrop: Estelle’s Shine
7 years ago

AlbumDrop: Estelle’s Shine

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It’s not often that i’m able to discover new artists that have a sound I haven’t heard before but I was delighted to find this one staring back at …
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AlbumDrop: Chrisette Michele’s Epithany
7 years ago

AlbumDrop: Chrisette Michele’s Epithany

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No one who’s ever seen the collection of random music on my Zune will ever testify to have ever seen an R&B artist on my Zune and thats partially because …
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AlbumDrop: Sara’s The Age of Love
8 years ago

AlbumDrop: Sara’s The Age of Love

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Sa-Ra Creative Partners’s music is a mixture of different sounds. The group, comprised of Om’Mas Keith, Taz Arnold, and Shafiq Husayn was formed in the late 1990s from a trio …
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