Posts By Andrew Winistorfer

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Big Baby Gandhi – Debut

Big Baby Gandhi - Debut Crack Diamonds Ent.: 2013 This is less of an album review than it is a eulogy. This is in remembrance of Big Baby Gandhi, a loudmouth, smartass, lonely, Bengali NYC rapper, who delivered two damn near…

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The Weeknd – Kiss Land

The Weeknd – Kiss Land Universal Republic: 2013 If we’re being honest, the reaction to Kiss Land was written before this thing hit promo e-mails and What.CD. The line on Abel Tesfaye’s Dark Heart of Hooking Up R&B has been…

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A$AP Ferg – Trap Lord

A$AP Ferg - Trap Lord RCA: 2013 Since A$AP Ferg burst into the Internet’s consciousness via his Big Moe-ripping carpet ride through Rocky’s “Kissin’ Pink”, he’s built his reputation as a guy with a staunch refusal to stay in tune, stay…

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Kanye West – Yeezus

Kanye West – Yeezus Def Jam: 2013 The most meme-ified line from Kanye West’s excellent sixth album Yeezus, already, a couple days after it leaked, is the, “Hurry up with my damn croissants” bit from “I Am A God”. That…

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The-Dream – IV Play

The-Dream - IV Play Def Jam: 2013 The-Dream’s gonzo third album, 2010’s Love King, was not a hit. It didn’t produce huge hit singles like his debut, Love Hate, and it didn’t have the same kind of media presence as 2009’s…

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Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories Columbia: 2013 Of all the genius promotional things Daft Punk did prior to last week’s iTunes leak of Random Access Memories—the SNL & Coachella ads, the secretive websites, the weird collaborators interviews—putting “Get Lucky” out…

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This Is An Article About Jai Paul’s Not Album. Or Maybe It Isn’t. My Laptop Was Stolen.

“Tell me where you got this from/Why?/Because it’s mine and my I’ve missed it so long/Oh I know you don’t really know what it is/I’ve spent one hundred thousand light years on this”—“Track 10” It’s hard to name a musician…

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Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience

Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience RCA Records: 2013 Justin Timberlake’s last album came out in 2006, which means it came out before Twitter, before your mom was on Facebook and before we had one of Jay-Z’s friends in the White…

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Kool A.D. – 19 & 63

Kool A.D. - 19 & 63 Self-released: 2013 “Interstitial material, skits and even songs that are obviously recorded as filler do not have to be seen as less valid art but can be seen as part of the tradition (often enough,…

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A$AP Rocky – LongLiveA$AP

A$AP Rocky - LongLiveA$AP RCA: 2012 Since he exploded on the rap internet’s consciousness, A$AP Rocky’s greatest strength—beyond his cheekbones—is how he populates his albums and the worlds around them. He had a part in making Clams Casino the fanboy magnet…