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Bat for Lashes | Lost Girls

September 24, 2019

On Lost Girls, Natasha Khan sounds more free than she has since she completely lay her trust in the arms of another on “Daniel,” the lead single off her 2009 album Two Suns. Interim Bat for Lashes releases have found Khan growing more wary of opening herself up, of diving so deeply into the rapture of romance. Both 2012’s The Haunted Man and 2016’s The Bride were burdened by ghosts in their respective explorations of trauma — the latter album…

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Outkast | ATLiens

For an idea of where Andre 3000 and Big Boi’s heads were at after their first album, look no further than the infamous 1995 Source Awards. The massive New York crowd booed Outkast as the duo took home the Best New Rap Group award. But they…

July 14, 2015
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EPMD | Strictly Business

Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith nicked expensive names to big up their first effort as EPMD on debut Strictly Business. That was just how it was done back in 1988, a much-touted golden age; the scene resembled the wild West when it came to label-funded creative freedom. Still…

March 6, 2015
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