To many people “The McConaissance” started with the 2012 film “Mud”. This film that stars Matthew McConaughey as the eponymous character is a coming of age/crime drama set on the Mississippi River. McConaughey plays a drifter whose past captures up when he ¬†befriends two boys named Ellis and Neckbone. Ellis is an introspective and naive […]

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Ben Nichols: Shelter

I seriously just listened to this song a few minutes ago and I felt like I had to post in on the blog. Ben Nichols like Brian Fallon are able to create songs that are just soul-crushing with their ability to hit you when you least expect it. Nichols’ Lucero has released album after album […]

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Mac Miller: I Am Who Am

So I finally listened to Mac Miller’s “Watching Movies with the Sound Off” and I am quite surprised by how much he has grown. I still like his ‘Kool Aid and Frozen Pizza” song but I must say I like this album in its entirely than any of his previous albums. The album has a […]

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Earl Sweatshirt: Chum

Without a doubt Earl Sweatshirt’s “Doris” was one of the best albums released last year. The 20-year old Los Angeles native released a stellar record that featured a dense lyrical ability and diverse music production. One of the best songs on the album is “Chum” which has Earl rapping over a piano and slow steady […]

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Cam’ron- Dipsh*ts

Cam’ron has always been a rapper that I have found both intelligent and comical. He has the ability to say the most ridiculous stuff and still have you engaged. He knows exactly what he is doing when he raps about the most hilarious stuff that you wouldn’t even think of. I have been a fan […]

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TV on the Radio: A Method

With the news that TV on the Radio is working on a new album I decided to revisit their breakthrough album “Return to Cookie Mountain”. At first listen it is an eclectic album with offbeat sounds that didn’t initially get my attention until I returned to it years later. Lead single “Wolf like Me” is […]

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