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FKA twigs: M3LL155X (take 2)

With M3LL155X FKA twigs cements her status as the most experimental pop musician within the last few years.

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Years & Years: Communion

There may be the odd misstep, but Communion is a solid debut, and one of the better pop albums in recent memory.

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Keyshia Cole: Point of No Return

Nothing special on what can be probably marked as Keyshia Cole's most uninspiring record.

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K. Michelle: Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart

For all the major moves she made this time around on her second album, K. Michelle still can't break away from the shackles of her contemporaries.

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Steve Aoki: Neon Future I

This collection of songs are serviceable tracks that would fit well on any EDM-lovers playlist, but it lacks a certain something: experimentation.

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Ultra / Dim Mak

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Dim Mak Records

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PartyNextDoor: PartyNextDoor Two

PartyNextDoor may remind you of another former friend of Drake's, but he's a LOT less talented.

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OVO Sound, Warner Bros.

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Jennifer Lopez: A.K.A.

Jennifer Lopez has lost her steam since Rebirth. On her eighth album, she's never sounded so boring or flimsy.

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Mariah Carey: Me. I Am Mariah: The Elusive Chanteuse

Elusive would imply that she's hiding from us. The irony is that this album serves Mariah Carey in droves.

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The Roots: ...and Then You Shoot Your Cousin

It may surprise someone who has never listened to the Roots before, but for anyone else this will be slightly troubling.

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Def Jam Recordings

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Iggy Azalea: The New Classic

This isn’t something new, or a classic, but Iggy has carved out a niche. And with some pretty smart tunes, she’s made her debut a beautifully mixed bag.

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Virgin EMI

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Duck Sauce: Quack

They may not ever be able to achieve the dizzying heights of "Barbra Streisand", but Quack is more than worth the wait.

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Talib Kweli: Gravitas

Although there are a few moments that lack the edge of his debut, Gravitas is a welcome return to form -- of sorts -- for Kweli.

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Fool's Gold Records

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Javotti Media


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