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Record Review: Talib Kweli – ‘Gutter Rainbows’ (Album)

Well, it’s been four years since Talib Kweli’s Eardrum was unleashed upon the public and now it’s time for the world to experience Gutter Rainbows.  Digitally released on January 25, Gutter Rainbows features Kweli’s familiar keen, sharp verses along with an array of featured collaborators including Sean Price, Jean Grae, and Kendra Ross just to name a couple.

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Record Review: the Decemberists – ‘The King is Dead’ (Album)

The coming of the new year brings with it a host of ‘new’ items: new possibilities for the upcoming year, new resolutions to make then break, and apparently, a new album by the Decemberists.

In keeping with the ‘new’ theme, The King is Dead is fairly new unto itself.  The last album from the Decemberists, entitled The Hazards of Love, was rife with story and concept that drove the album from beginning to end.  The King is Dead, on the other hand, concerns itself less with story and concept, and more with simply making good music.  This contrast in musical tendency allows for each song on the The King is Dead to be great even whilst standing alone without a storyline to guide the listener.

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