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RIFF’d: Kesha’s ‘Rainbow’

The seeds for Kesha‘s third full-length album Rainbow were planted long before she hit the studio to record. Her public battle with Dr. Luke put her in the spotlight, and for reasons that didn’t necessarily align […]

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RIFF’d: Riff Raff’s ‘The White West’

Riff Raff follows up Peach Panther with another equally weak effort. The White West is one man’s attempt to ride out his 15 minutes of fame for as long as possible. From one song to […]

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RIFF’d: Lana Del Rey’s ‘Lust for Life’

Lana Del Rey‘s fifth studio album Lust For Life is the sound of a budding songstress taking full flight. She’s enjoying the fruits of her labor while still growing as an individual, and relishing every […]

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RIFF’d: Haim’s ‘Something to Tell You’

Haim‘s sophomore album Something to Tell You is a revealing examination of broken relationships; the various ups and downs, the turbulent emotions and the looming sense of regret. Haim looks closely at this conundrum while […]

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RIFF’d: TLC’s ‘TLC’

TLC‘s self-titled album is an adamant affirmation of core values; ones that have solidified them as iconoclasts and locks for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Comebacks of this nature are always sketchy as […]

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RIFF’d: Vince Staples’ ‘Big Fish Theory’

Vince Staples‘ sophomore album Big Fish Theory is a bold and audacious move towards creative liberation. In just 12 songs, Staples showcases his versatility as a blossoming writer, displaying a knack for parodying, embracing and criticizing the […]

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RIFF’d: Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’

Lorde‘s second studio album Melodrama captures the many ups and downs that come with a shattered relationship. Through various modes of pop she frames the stages of her recovery — from anger and denial to acceptance. […]

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RIFF’d: Alt-J’s ‘Relaxer’

Alt-J‘s third studio album Relaxer is a snapshot of the trio’s determined march towards creative liberation. With just eight songs on the docket there is little room for error, and the lack of options stifle […]

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RIFF’d: Lil Yachty’s ‘Teenage Emotions’

Lil Yachty finally breaks ground with Teenage Emotions; a debut mired in petty indulgences, superficial cash-grabs and bitter whining. His hooks tap into a ecstatic, child-like groove, but the joy ends there, never moving beyond […]

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RIFF’d: Snoop Dogg’s ‘Neva Left’

Snoop Dogg is as celebrated an artist as they come, everyone from Master P and Martha Stewart to Tupac has extended their hand wanting a piece of the action. He’s a Golden God to some […]

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