Write Ups

  • 30 December 2016

    Michael's Top Albums of 2016

    Parquet Courts - Human Performance Whitney - Light Upon the Lake Omni - Deluxe Angel Olsen - MY WOMAN Frankie Cosmos - Next Thing Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial YG - Still Brazy Kamaiyah - A Good Night...

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  • 31 December 2015

    Rachel's Top Albums of 2015

    These are the top 10 albums I listened to on repeat throughout the year. VEGA INTL NIGHT SCHOOL – Neon Indian Carrie & Lowell – Sufjan Stevens Are You Alone – Majical Cloudz Sprinter - Torres I Love You Honeybear...

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  • 22 December 2015

    Michael's Top Albums of 2015

    VEGA INTL NIGHT SCHOOL – Neon Indian Divers – Joanna Newsom Dry Food - Palehound Sun Coming Down – Ought To Pimp a Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit – Courtney Barnett...

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  • 20 December 2015

    Dylan's Top Albums of 2015

    Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die - Harmlessness Pile - You’re Better Than This Vince Staples - Summertime ‘06 Young Thug - Barter 6/Slime Season...

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  • 05 January 2015

    Bon-Appetit (Hellfyre Club)

    “Hellfyre run this here, did you know that,” raps LA MC Nocando on his 2014 album Jimmy The Burnout. Former Scribble Jam Champion/LA Weekly writer Nocando started Hellfyre Club as an extension of Low End Theory and the LA beat...

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  • 03 January 2015

    Fore! (Double Double Whammy)

    Dedicated indie fans couldn’t miss productions from neonatal label (2011), Double Double Whammy (DDW), this past year. Advocates of cassette, wax, and CDs, DDW dropped some big rocks into the indie pool in 2014. Indie fans have seen the faces...

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  • 01 January 2015

    2014 Honorable Mentions

    bo en - pale machine [MARU - 123]///London-based and Asian-infused, bo en samples old video games and spins a listener’s head like a top. Feels like Sophie, Dan Deacon, and Avalanches. Explosions, pets, purrs, strings, ummm, drums, birds, water, yacht...

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  • 26 December 2014

    Heads Up: 2015 Album Releases

    The year 2014 has just about ran its course. We’ve had a few killer late in the year releases (D’Angelo, Ariel Pink, and maybe Chance the Rapper), but we’ll take note of those late releases and move on. Here are...

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  • 24 December 2014

    Spare Grandma's Top Albums of 2014

    We based Spare Grandma’s favorite albums list on our personal favorites in a combined order. If you missed one of these maybe you’d want to check them out if you’re feeling adventurous. Never mind the order, the artists worked hard,...

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  • 30 November 2014

    Underrated Rap Releases of 2014

    2014 has been a mostly abysmal year in major label rap releases with a few decent exceptions (notably YG’s My Krazy Life and Logic’s Under Pressure). That being said, the underground has provided a wealth of exceptional projects many of...

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  • 25 November 2014

    Hometown Heroes

    </br> Beaumont, Texas, my hometown, has been making a lot of lists lately whether being ranked as one of the least educated, most obese, most depressed, most violent small towns, or one of the worst places to raise a family....

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  • 16 November 2014

    Angel Olsen at Fitzgeralds

    </br> It was pouring all day, and I was starving as I entered Highway 6 toward Houston. I just got out of lecture and eventually stopped at McDonalds around Anderson. If I got in a wreck on that damn slick...

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Michael Core
Dylan Clay
Rachel Binagia