[ZakNoC, Last.fm most played albums since January 1st, 2020]

Alright, I know I’m late.

2020 was, without a doubt, the craziest year I have yet been alive to witness. Explosive political rivalries, a burdening pandemic, and a monumental disruption of the way we live our lives all contributed to the overall despair that I, and many others, have now become all too familiar with. The year was monumentally awful when judged by pretty much any conceivable metric, but the one metric that defied that constant was . …

Image Credit: Lucas Creighton

A few years ago, if you had told me that Aminè would drop a classic album one day I’d have had no problem believing you. At the time, his discography was light; the only music of his that I was familiar with was an undeniably infectious summer bop and a quirky, Mercedes Benz-worshiping flex anthem. Despite the stylistic differences between them, both tracks exhibited a mischievous sense of humor and razor-sharp wit that…

Dominic Fike — “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” - Image Credit: Daniel Prakopcyk

I, like many others, was first introduced to Dominic Fike by the way of a Kevin Abstract directed interview/music video/visual art piece uploaded to the BROCKHAMPTON YouTube channel in early 2019. Kevin’s knack for creating art that highlights candid human emotion and expression through a lens of raw, nostalgic familiarity was on full display throughout the video, and it seemed Kevin had found the perfect subject to covey his artistic goals.

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