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Recent Records: March 2016

Saul Williams. Ulver. Anderson .Paak.

  • Saul Williams -MartyrLoserKing album cover artwork

    Saul Williams

    MartyrLoserKing

    Wow, this record is intense. I haven’t been a huge fan of Saul’s album output since 2001’s Amethyst Rock Star. MartyrLoserKing might be his most refined and focused work to date. I think it’s also his most consistent. Burundi features a chorus and fiery verses that will echo in your head for days.

    I’m a candle, I’m a candle
    Chop my neck a million times,
    I still burn bright and stand, yo
    Vigil in the middle of your occupied locations
    One that burns for haters,
    one that burns for Haitians
    I’m a candle, I’m a candle
    Chop my neck a million times,
    I still burn bright and stand, yo
    Standing in the middle of your synagogue and chapel
    Licking that forbidden fruit through bitten glowing apples

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  • Ulver - atgclvlsscap album cover artwork

    Ulver

    ATGCLVLSSCAP

    This is an interesting record: one that is deliberate, slow, and takes some┬átime to sink in. It’s definitely a record that benefits from headphones, but can also be appreciated as background music. It’s always refreshing to hear an Ulver record without vocals. Garm’s ever-evolving vocals are always welcomed.

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  • Anderson .Paak - Malibu album cover artwork

    Anderson .Paak

    Malibu

    This record took some months of steady rotation to start clicking with me. I still find the record to be a lopsided album – the first half being much better and more consistent than the last half. Anderson has a bright future.

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