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  • Review: Teyana Taylor's Kanye-Produced 'K.T.S.E.' Is An R&B Album Without Constraints
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    At a party celebrating the release of Teyana Taylor's VII album in 2014, Kanye West gave a short speech praising the R&B singer, who is signed to his G.O.O.D. Music label. "Teyana provides something that's so R&B, so black, so 'hood, so missing, so necessary in the marketplace," West This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Review: Teyana Taylor's Kanye-Produced 'K.T.S.E.' Is An R&B Album Without Constraints […]

  • Review: Marshmello Can't Escape Monotony on 'Joytime II'
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    The ascent of Marshmello, a young electronic producer known as much for his goofy helmet (white, cylindrical, two X's for the eyes) as his chart success (four Top 40 hits in the past seven months, upward of 2 billion total streams), shows the enduring importance of arena-scale dance music in the pop landscape.EDM's fortunes have waned, it's true. But as producers who ruled the charts inThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Review: Marshmello Can't Escape Monotony on 'Joytime II' […]

  • Review: Kamasi Washington's New 'Heaven and Earth' is Another Sprawling, Style-Hopping Epic
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    The affiliations that led to Kamasi Washington becoming the most talked-about jazz musician in recent memory can obscure what his music actually sounds like. Sure, he played on Kendrick's Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly and put out his breakthrough triple LP, 2015's TheThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Review: Kamasi Washington's New 'Heaven and Earth' is Another Sprawling, Style-Hopping Epic […]

  • Review: Petal's 'Magic Gone' Rings Out Clear and True
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    Kiley Lotz has a voice like a bell, one that holds on to its strength and resonance even when she's singingof knotty emotions like those that dominate her second full-length as Petal. Magic Gone openswith the anxious-musician chronicle "Better Than You," which frames the Scranton-born songwriter's rock-life zingers ("You stay out so late/Just to build connection/They say, 'Hey,This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Review: Petal's 'Magic Gone' Rings Out Clear and Tru […]

  • Review: Rico Nasty's Major-Label Debut Is a Dynamic Introduction
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  • Review: The Carters' 'Everything Is Love' Splendidly Celebrates Their Family Dynasty
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    Beyoncé and Jay-Z have closely guarded the particulars of their private lives for years. Lately, though, they've shown signs of trying to balance their massive public profiles with a desire for accessibility and superstarThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Review: The Carters' 'Everything Is Love' Splendidly Celebrates Their Family Dynasty […]

  • 'Nasir' Is the One Thing the Rapper Has Never Been Before – Dull
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    Every Nas album since the turn of the century has closely orbited a major theme. At his most overt (he called an album Hip Hop Is Dead in 2006 and tried to call another Nigger two years later), the iconic Queens rapper will trace one idea from a dozen different angles, writing high-concept Fox News disses or rapping like This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 'Nasir' Is the One Thing the Rapper Has Never Been Before – Du […]

  • Review: Jazz's New-School Stars Band Together on R+R=Now's 'Collagically Speaking'
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    Once upon a time, the main currency of jazz was a soloist's improvisational flow; today, it's all about collective vibe. Thatprinciple plays out in handsomely chill fashion on the debut from new all-star ensemble R+R=Now, which doubles as a statement of purpose for a new generation of jazzers. If you've been following this movement, you'll recognize many of the names here –This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Review: Jazz's New-School Stars Band Together on R+R=Now's 'Collagically Speaking' […]

  • Review: R&B Singer Jacquees Takes It a Little Too Slow on '4275'
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    Up and coming crooner Jacquees possesses one of the great tones in contemporary R&B – glinting and willowy, his voice skims over beats with guileless, melismatic charm. But on his debut album his musical choices are as single-minded as his voice is elastic. He slips from one romantic conquest to the next, but his unvarying approach dulls the impact of his erotic fireworks – and hisThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Review: R&B Singer Jacquees Takes It a Little Too Slow on '4275' […]

  • Review: Sophie's 'Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides' Is An Avant-Pop Gem
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    Since her debut single in 2013, Scottish sound sculptor Sophie has emerged as quite possibly the most important, boundary-destroying producer of the last decade. Early singles like "Bipp," "Lemonade" and her co-production on QT's "Hey QT" were packaged as "pop" songs, but were actually exercises in anonymous avant-garde cartoon chipmunk bubblegum replete with stark retro-future noise, slurpsThis article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Review: Sophie's 'Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides' Is An Avant-Pop Gem […]