Thousand Knives, Ruyichi Sakamoto

By Benny Koziol, Staff Writer Each week, Sunday School takes a second look at a classic album worth revisiting years after its release. EMMIE staff handpick releases that shaped a genre, defined a generation or deserve recognition despite being left in the distance. Keep up with Sunday School for your weekly dose of dusted-off classics and throwbacks that merit a second spin. Thousand Knives, Ruyichi … Continue reading Thousand Knives, Ruyichi Sakamoto

Mirror Master, Young the Giant

By Brianna Bailey, Contributing Writer SCORE: 7.2 “You’ll be okay/ Everyone I know has got their debt to pay/ Sell your soul to make it/ That’s the modern way.” Lead singer Sameer Gadhia sings this on “Oblivion,” the fifth track off of Young the Giant’s newest album Mirror Master. With this song and eleven others, the indie rock band breaks a two-year silence for their … Continue reading Mirror Master, Young the Giant

Moondog, Moondog

By Rolands Lauzums, Staff Writer Each week, Sunday School takes a second look at a classic album worth revisiting years after its release. EMMIE staff handpick releases that shaped a genre, defined a generation or deserve recognition despite being left in the distance. Keep up with Sunday School for your weekly dose of dusted-off classics and throwbacks that merit a second spin. Moondog, Moondog Release … Continue reading Moondog, Moondog

Mudboy, Sheck Wes

By Daniel Winogradoff, Albums Editor SCORE: 8.3 In late February, Harlem’s self-proclaimed renaissance man Sheck Wes said in an interview, “I’m a mudboy. I came from the mud, oozed out the concrete. I’m not a rose. I’m a mudboy, I came from nothing.” This mantra, this self-bestowed label is all you need to know about Sheck Wes and his music; everything is raw. Life, in … Continue reading Mudboy, Sheck Wes

TAKE ME A_PART, THE REMIXES, Kelela

By Brandon Phouybanhdyt, Contributing Writer SCORE: 10 Kelela is an artist who picks and curates with a surgical degree of taste and purpose. Every instrumental, word, visual, and collaboration is deliberate. Following her 2013 mixtape Cut for Me and her 2015 EP Hallucinogen, Kelela released her debut album, Take Me Apart, in 2017 which received almost unanimous critical acclaim. Anyone who did not know her before were watching … Continue reading TAKE ME A_PART, THE REMIXES, Kelela