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5 of the Year’s Best Albums

2016 was a huge year for new music. Mainstream headliners like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco, Blink 182, Green Day and Metallica returned for another gasp. Years-in-hype releases from Radiohead, Kanye West, Solange, Frank Ocean and Drake finally came forward. Neil Young put out two albums while Iggy Pop, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and...

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Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe on the Independent Music Promotions Blog

Get locked in Blood Orange’s new groove

Dev Hynes’s second full-length release as Blood Orange is a collection of lush and funky songs focused on the deep inner emotions of love’s onset and it’s ultimate estrangement. It’s called Cupid Deluxe. At the front door “Chamakay” shuffles in with a smooth drum beat and vocals from Hynes that yearn and burn. He exhales...

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Janelle Monae’s “Electric Lady” Is Like Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories”, Only With Great Vocals

Picture Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories”, but with no autotune, vocoder, robot voices, or Pharrell. Instead, over those beautifully produced disco/funk beats and arrangements, place one of the great vocalists of our time there, and you’ll have an idea of what to except from Janelle Monae’s new album “The Electric Lady”. Janelle Monae, since discovering...

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