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Monthly Archives: September 2016

“untitled unmastered.” Kendrick Lamar’s Adventure Continues

Fans struggled to understand exactly what Kendrick Lamar’s 2016 surprise release should be classified as. Is it an album? With its 34-minute running length and demo-like character of the recordings it definitely isn’t the proper follow-up to To Pimp a Butterfly. So is it a

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Forty (!) Years Later, “Songs In The Key of Life” Is As Fresh As Ever

Forty years ago, Stevie Wonder released a sonic masterpiece, Songs In The Key Of Life. Songs was one of the most ambitious albums ever with a gestation period of two years. The double album and bonus EP are a collection of thought-provoking lyrics, perfect performances,

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Comic Kurt Braunohler Isn’t Afraid of Going Way Out There

Comedian Kurt Braunohler has a history of taking risks across many platforms. He hosts the weekly variety show Hot Tub with Kristen Schaal and a Nerdist podcast called The K Ohle and even once had an improvisational game show called Bunk on IFC. Online, he’s

Comedy Bang Bang With Weird Al

5 Times That Prove “Weird Al” Makes Everything Better

From his repeatedly spot-on music video spoofs to his hilarious cult classic film UHF to his current crazed co-hosting of Comedy Bang! Bang!, Al Yankovic – better known as “Weird Al” – has been mercilessly tickling our funny bones since the 1980s (who can forget

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31 Concept Albums You May Have Missed

As long as there have been records, there have been concept albums. As early as Frank Sinatra’s In the Wee Small Hours, with its songs about lost love, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass’ themed albums (Going Places, Whipped Cream and Other Delights), and Ella