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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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Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
Much to the surprise of everyone (including his management at TDE), King Kendrick’s new album is out in the world a week early. There is a lot that can, will, and should be said about To Pimp a Butterfly, but it all boils down to one thing: This album is an absolute monster. To Pimp a Butterfly is essentially (and on “Mortal Man”, literally) a funked up conversation between Kendrick and his fore bearers. It is also a simultaneous declaration of being a proud black man and a declaration of war against the socio-economic situation so many face in American society. It’s the most daringly political album in some time, and it is jawdroppingly amazing.
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