twenty one pilots venture into the thematically rich but murky ‘Trench’

Well, it’s been a bit of a journey getting to this point… and I’m not even sure I can say that with a straight face, because I think what people think about my opinions around twenty-one pilots are very different than the actual reality, so I think it might help to bring folks up to […]

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Logic’s ‘YSIV’ delivers an improved, compromised conclusion to his Young Sinatra series

It’s hard to believe it was just five years ago when I was openly praising a Logic album. Hell, I think a lot of you remember my review of Under Pressure, his 2014 album that built on some pretty solid mixtape momentum and had some real significant weight to match Logic’s flows and contemporary but […]

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Lil Wayne finally brings his long-overdue comeback with ‘Tha Carter V’

I don’t think anyone can deny at this point that the hype behind this album has long ago eclipsed any impact it could ever make. And when I say that, I’m referring to artistic impact in the same way Lil Wayne drove a decade ago, because the sales and streaming numbers mean in terms of […]

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7 Musings from The Happiness Project You Need to Read

Hooked on “Happiness” From the first chapter of Gretchen Rubin’s “The Happiness Project,” I was hooked. One of the core things I appreciated most about this kind of self-improvement novelization is that the author isn’t speaking about improving happiness levels while coming from a level of absolute misery. She is someone like many of us; […]

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Album Review: Anno by Anna Meredith [+ Bonus Reviews]

Inside: In another set of vacation reviews (1008th episode), Mark continues his UK vacation in London venturing into electronic and experimental territory. Review by Mark Grondin Request a Review, Join the Patreon

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Album Review: Be the Cowboy by Mitski [+ Bonus Reviews]

Inside: Mark continues his UK vacation reviews with a trio of women with critically acclaimed records pushing and expanding their sound.

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Album Review: Sweetener by Ariana Grande [+ Bonus Reviews]

Inside: In another set of vacation reviews, Mark continues his UK vacation with a trio of pop/R&B acts, including Ariana Grande, which net surprising results.

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Album Review: Queen by Nicki Minaj

Inside: Nicki Minaj delivers an overlong and frustrating fourth album with “Queen” I’ve never been one to give Nicki Minaj a free pass. Yes, even in the beginning when she was one of the few women making serious moves in hip-hop’s mainstream at the time with a ton of charisma and occasionally some striking wordplay. […]

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Travel Diary: Exploring the Scottish Highlands

Inside: How a road trip through the Northeast coast of Scotland made me fall in love with Scottish Highlands castles and greenery

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Must-Try Money Saving Apps for School, Hunger & Hustle

Remember the days of having to delete apps and data because storage used to be so small? Facebook, Instagram and Twitter aside, here are a few wallet and user-friendly apps that have always avoided my virtual chopping block, from the time of my first iPhone to the era of Android expandable memory.

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