Chvrches releases reverential sophomore album

The Scottish band Chvrches burst onto the scene in 2013 with the release of its much-anticipated debut album, The Bones of What You Believe. Lauren Mayberry’s flute-like voice, floating effortlessly over glimmering synthesizers and driving electronic beats, quickly gathered a large following, and the album received critical praise. Now Chvrches
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Mac Miller wakes up to deeper artistry on ‘GO:OD AM’

Mac Miller moves away from his “Donald Trump shit” into a deeper, more developed aesthetic in his newest album, GO:OD AM. The rapper evolves from his frat-boy persona found in previous albums, and uses his recent struggles with addiction — briefly discussed in his last mixtape, “Faces” — to explore
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Drake, Future collaborate on impressive, spontaneous mixtape

There has never been a better time to be a Drake fan. In this year alone, Drake has dropped a chart-topping mixtape and singlehandedly annihilated Meek Mill’s career. Now, in an uncharacteristically spontaneous move, Drake has confirmed the rumors of his collaboration with Future and released “What A Time To
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Jay Rock’s ‘90059’ hits hard, loses momentum

The “90059 be the zip” mantra is the first line we’ve heard from Jay Rock in a while, and the rapper is back with his own unabashed, gritty and street-savvy side of the Black Hippy story. His sophomore studio album, 90059, opens up hard and stays true to his Southside
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Gabrielle Aplin expands sound, keeps endearing soulfulness

Gabrielle Aplin, the English singer-songwriter known for her angelic melodies and vulnerable acoustic music, has taken her sound to the next level on her recently released sophomore album, Light Up the Dark. While her debut studio album, English Rain, was gorgeous in its ethereal sweetness, her newest venture has more
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Baio dives deep into thoughtful, dance-oriented sound

Baio, aka Chris Baio, makes an unexpected solo debut with The Names. Through this electronica record, Baio shows his desire to break free from the genres that made him a Grammy-winning artist with Vampire Weekend, and in doing so, he creates an intimate reflection on his own identity. Baio isn’t
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