The OOZ, King Krule

By Logan Rude, Concerts Editor SCORE: 9.2 Wisdom and pain permeate The OOZ like cigarette smoke in a 1950s jazz club. King Krule’s second album, released after a four-year hiatus, brings the hallmarks from 2013’s 6 Feet Beneath the Moon to new levels of intimacy. Tainted by love and loneliness, The OOZ is King Krule at his most vulnerable. He spends the duration of the … Continue reading The OOZ, King Krule

Willowbank, Yumi Zouma

By Mitchell Rose, Staff Writer SCORE: 5.4 Step 1: Find Yumi Zouma’s new album Willowbank Step 2: Press play Step 3: Begin uncontrollable foot tapping. Electropop group Yumi Zouma wastes no time on their new album. All the introduction needs is a single snare hit before the irresistibly smooth melody of “Depths (Pt. 1) takes over. In case your ankle wasn’t sore after the workout … Continue reading Willowbank, Yumi Zouma

Lil Pump, Lil Pump

By Daniel Winogradoff, Albums Editor SCORE: 3.7 Lil Pump is contagiously atrocious. The South Florida rapper submerged onto the pop-trap scene after his SoundCloud hit “ELEMENTARY” reached millions of views over a year ago. Being associated with the likes of other South Florida Internet rappers like Kodak Black, Xxxtentacion, Smokepurpp, Wifisfuneral and $ki Mask The Slump God, Lil Pump earned steadfast attention with his brass … Continue reading Lil Pump, Lil Pump

I Tell a Fly, Benjamin Clementine

By Daniel Winogradoff, Albums Editor SCORE: 8.1 Benjamin Clementine is not a conformist. His eye often strays from the orthodox and established to something more surreal and finicky. Clementine is a modern-day Bartleby, minus the depressive mentality. It’s the demeanor and embodiment of the “I’d rather not” mantra that separates Clementine’s work as something that supersedes art. The 28-year-old visionary from London believes that language … Continue reading I Tell a Fly, Benjamin Clementine

Seven Days, PARTYNEXTDOOR

By Deeba Abrishamchi, Staff Writer SCORE: 6.8 R&B luminary PARTYNEXTDOOR surprised the public with a seven-song project after teasing on social media. Known for his smooth vocals and sensual sound, the OVO prodigy takes musical risks and tests new waters on Seven Days. Do not overlook the title, though, as it’s not arbitrary: PND wrote and recorded the entire project over the course of seven … Continue reading Seven Days, PARTYNEXTDOOR