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25. Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp
Ivy Tripp is DIY singer/songwriter that draws on Katie Crutchfield’s punk past. Lyrically, the album continues her exploration of feminist ideas, and uses her experiences, or more specifically her mistakes, to demonstrate how a strong, independent woman is formed in today’s society.
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BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul
Combining an avant-garde, instrumental jazz and hip hop trio and a brilliant MC with a love for soul/jazz samples is a no brainer. So, it should come as no surprise the combination of BADBADNOTGOOD and Ghostface Killah works so well. Throw in guest verses from guys like Doom and Danny Brown, and Sour Soul is an embarrassment of riches. The album sounds exactly as you would hope, with unmistakable Ghostface rhymes (in both topic and flow) sitting on top of a bed of soulful piano/synths, live bass, and drums. The artists all have such a wonderful feel for each other it seems they’ve been working together for years. Sour Soul is a great album.
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