Drake

If you’re reading this, don’t buy Drake’s new album

Drake is a remarkable actor. Not for his stint on the emotive teen-soap “Degrassi,” mind you. In a now-iconic interview with a Miami radio station, Lebanese porn actress Mia Khalifa subtly hinted that rap’s resident simp lord slid into her Instagram direct messages with a reckless thirst and a “cringeworthy”
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Ronson

Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Special’ is funking incredible

Mark Ronson’s fourth studio album, Uptown Special, delivers a funky, intense and mystifying joyride that gradually transports the soul to early ’80s Los Angeles neo-noir a la the film “Drive.” Armed with carefully selected musicians who lend a bit of their own genres and identities to the tracks in which
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Fifth Harmony matures in latest ‘Reflection’

Three years after the group’s third-place finish on Season 2 of the X Factor USA, Fifth Harmony has taken its time to craft a perfectly punchy debut album, allowing it to occupy its well-deserved territory as a budding girl-group icon. In a construction via the One Direction method, Simon Cowell
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Westies

The Westies use Irish, American rhythms to craft debut album

West Side Stories is The Westies’ recently released first full album. This folk-rock band is led by gruff and angsty Michael McDermott, who has had a tumultuous ride in both career and personal life. Early troubles bounced McDermott between various bands and lead to a relatively long solo career through the
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Sleater-Kinney reunites after hiatus, produces spitfire album

“We’re wild and weary but we won’t give in,” shrieks singer, Carrie Brownstein (“Portlandia”) on “Bury Our Friends,” a track off of Sleater-Kinney’s eighth album, No Cities To Love. This seems to be an accurate statement for the band itself, as it has finally returned after an almost 10-year hiatus,
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