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Review: Best albums released this summer (so far)

As the summer nears its end, the Emerald looks back at some of the best albums released during the time of the year when car windows stay rolled down and music means everything. Displayed chronologically, these are the albums the Emerald thinks are must-listens for the summer of 2018. Kanye’s …

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Emerald Recommends: The most disappointing releases of 2017

Every year features both great and disappointing art, so Emerald arts writers decided to kick off the best of season with releases that fell flat. These aren’t the worst releases of 2017, but instead, the things that we were excited for that didn’t live up to expectations or didn’t even …

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Review: Gorillaz returns to somber form with the disappointing ‘Humanz’

Damon Albarn has a lot on his mind. Since co-founding the “virtual band” Gorillaz in 1999 with artist Jamie Hewlett, he has demonstrated an acute sense of lyrical anxiety. Each of the project’s past four albums have made it clear that the world was ending somehow. “Demon Days,” their most …

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