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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

April 20, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Singles for the week of 4/14

By | Apr 14, 2019

“Everybody Here Hates You”
Courtney Barnett
Released April 8, 2019
Marathon Artists
Courtney Barnett’s latest release is a sarcastic, edgy rock ‘n’ roll track that calls out the irrationality of crippling self-doubt.

Review: Rap duo disturbs with “Fearless Fred Fury”

By | Feb 28, 2019

The written thoughts of a psychopath over bizarre keyboard melodies may not be the average person’s idea of music, but the Insane Clown Posse is far from average, as it unquestionably demonstrates in its newest album, “Fearless Fred Fury.”
The eccentric rap duo, often referred to as “ICP,” does not disappoint in making its newest album completely freakish and downright horrifying.

Review: Singles for the week of 2/17

By | Feb 17, 2019

Raise a Man
Alicia Keys
Released Feb.

Review: ‘Stokeley’ album is charmingly off-kilter

By | Dec 5, 2018

The truth is, and always has been, that the coarse, chaotic rhymes of this Florida-born rapper are an acquired taste.

Review: Rap album is brief but bursting with emotion

By | Dec 3, 2018

“Some Rap Songs” is ambitious and unexpectedly artistic, presenting a fusion of influences and emotional verses without fanfare.

Review: Lil Yatchy’s new release still has much to prove

By | Nov 12, 2018

It’s not often that a rapper with such versatility fails to demonstrate it so frequently, in favor of empty, meaningless noise.

Review: Logic passionately honors past rap legends

By | Oct 23, 2018

Logic has returned with his zealous, boom-bap hybrid “Young Sinatra IV” — a tribute to the artists who nurtured his passion for rap.

Review: Twenty One Pilots perfects signature alt-rock rap

By | Oct 9, 2018

“Trench” is an epic return for Twenty One Pilots — the band expands its sound and poetic lyrics without fear of “selling out” to mainstream media.

Review: Lil Wayne’s return is both savage and sentimental

By | Oct 9, 2018

This was an album to shamelessly boast raw talent and establish Lil Wayne as one of the greatest to ever get on the mic.

Review: Rap collective glows in ‘iridescence’

By | Sep 23, 2018

Instrumentally, Brockhampton hasn’t just evolved, it’s gone completely off the wall.

Review: ‘Kamikaze’ crashes and burns

By | Sep 11, 2018

Eminem decided that in “Kamikaze,” instead of improving as an artist, he would be better off making straw men out of his critics.

Review: J. Cole crafts a killer cultural critique

By | Apr 30, 2018

While his message is admirable, his corny lyrics turn a powerful song into something that belongs in an after-school special.