Collection One, SAINt JHN

By Daniel Winogradoff, Albums Editor SCORE: 7.3 SAINt JHN’s music video for the single “Roses” sees him and several flunkies trouncing through what appears to be an apartment complex, destroying everything from windows and television sets to an abstract religious pomp and people. A simple analysis of the video eclipses any premature, irrational or face-value speculation about what the peculiar video means: when paired with … Continue reading Collection One, SAINt JHN

Czarface Meets Metal Face, Czarface / MF DOOM

By Logan Rude, Concerts Editor SCORE: 8.2 In 2004, Daniel Dumile, better known as MF DOOM, released two of the most impactful underground hip-hop albums of all time: Madvillainy and MM.. Food. Together they built up the now legendary mythos of rap’s biggest supervillain.  Fueled by the sentimentality of MF DOOM’s reign, supergroup CZARFACE — consisting of producer 7L and rappers Esoteric and Wu-Tang Clan’s … Continue reading Czarface Meets Metal Face, Czarface / MF DOOM

Vision Creation Newsun, Boredoms

By Christian Zimonick, Features Editor 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. Vision Creation Newsun, Boredoms … Continue reading Vision Creation Newsun, Boredoms

Edgewood, Trouble

By Daniel Winogradoff, Albums Editor SCORE: 8.0 Trouble’s most compelling quality, with no sliver of doubt, is his ability to chronicle. His breathtaking and breakout 2011 mixtape, December 17th, was an exciting short story that served as the introduction to The Big Trouble Baby series. Seven years later, the cinematic Edgewood has been released. If December 17th was an author’s unfiltered, near-refined debut novella, then Edgewood … Continue reading Edgewood, Trouble

New Material, Preoccupations

By McKenzie Maccaux, Contributing Writer SCORE: 7.0 Preoccupations, formerly Viet Cong, have kept the genre of post-punk alive and relevant. Their latest album, New Material, continues to do so. Compared to their previous work, New Material is more accessible, but maintains the complicated rhythmic structures and melodies that their fans enjoy. Their tight, cool sound is still present within the album in songs like “Disarray” … Continue reading New Material, Preoccupations