Album Review: Trey Songz – TRIGGA [@TreySongz]

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Trey Songz – TRIGGA 2014; Songbook/Atlantic Records Day & A Dream Rating: 3.5 out of 5 BUY:iTunes Deluxe Edition| Amazon If there’s anything you can say about Trey Songz, it’s that he never strays from his formula. The Virginia-born crooner who occasionally freestyles from time to time doesn’t fix what isn’t broke, and it’s that […]

EP Review: Jack Freeman – Bliss [@_jackfreeman]

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Jack Freeman - Bliss EP Independent; 2014 Day & A Dream Score: 4.0 out of 5 Buy: Bandcamp | iTunes   Jack Freeman’s just having fun for a change. That’s the main takeaway from Bliss, the Houston crooner’s new EP which serves as part re-introduction of the singer and part appetizer to Freeman’s upcoming album slated for later this […]

Review: Robin Thicke – ‘Paula’ [@robinthicke]

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Robin Thicke – Paula Star Trak Entertainment/Interscope Records Day & A Dream Rating: 2.0 out of 5 BUY: iTunes | Amazon To a fault, Robin Thicke simply cannot win. He’s 37; his creative peak is instantly drawn to a Marvin Gaye record which he flipped into a worldwide, ubiquitous smash hit single and the greatest […]

Review: Transformers: Age Of Extinction [@transformers @simplycecilia #transformers]

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Sometimes change is good, sometimes it’s simply frustrating; and somehow Michael Bay’s latest incarnation of Transformers manages to do both. Rather than reboot the entire franchise Bay instead opts to move forward with a new cast. Megan Fox and Shia Lebouf’s characters now a distant memory as Mark Walberg steps in to fill their shoes. […]

Review: Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour [@samsmithworld @theblackicarus]

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Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour Capitol Records; 2014 Day & A Dream Rating: 4.5 out of 5 BUY: iTunes I’m breaking an unspoken yet very understood rule when it comes to Sam Smith’s much-anticipated debut LP. It’s the same rule that should all but have been a warning that Smith – were he […]

EP Review: SZA – Z EP [@justsza]

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epSZA – Z EP Top Dawg Entertainment Day & A Dream Rating: 4.0 out of 5 BUY: iTunes | Amazon STREAM: With an often-maudlin yet relatable trip through the woes of love and growing up, SZA makes a solid and aesthetic commercial debut with Z. On the surface, SZA’s third project might lack variety of […]

Album Review: Future – Honest [@1future]

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Future – Honest A1/Free Bandz/Epic Records Day & A Dream Rating: 4.0 out of 5 BUY: iTunes | Amazon STREAM: Some two years ago, I wrote that Future fell in line with a more Andy Kaufman approach to autotune. That he was not as finessed as T-Pain’s drawings of excess that dripped into lovelorn moments […]

EP Review: Big K.R.I.T. – Week Of K.R.I.T. [@bigkrit #weekofKRIT @reginathepen]

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Big K.R.I.T. – Week Of K.R.I.T. Self-Released; 2014 Day & A Dream Rating: 4.5 out of 5 DOWNLOAD: Audiomack Big K.R.I.T. will forever be married to making southern rap music that bubbles and pops, and that’s perfectly fine. While others in his class may create southern rap music due to its poverish nature and societal […]

Album Review: YG – My Krazy Life [@yg]

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YG – My Krazy Life Def Jam Records Day & A Dream Rating: 4.0 out of 5 BUY: iTunes | Amazon To be honest, YG should have been buried following 2009’s “find ‘em, fuck ‘em and flee” record “Toot It & Boot It”. It made waves on pop radio but couldn’t sustain itself elsewhere. The […]

Album Review: Pharrell – G I R L [@pharrell]

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Pharrell – G I R L Columbia Records; 2014 Day & A Dream Rating: 4.5 out of 5 BUY: iTunes | Amazon After eight years of topping charts and composing soundtracks without releasing a solo album (the forgettable depending on who you ask In My Mind), this month Pharrell Williams gave us G I R […]

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