Paul Thompson
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Beyoncé nearly captures the perfect club night with ‘Renaissance’

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Joey Badass loses a step on '2000'

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Lizzo's new album 'Special' is anything but

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On WASTELAND, Brent Faiyaz won’t let himself off the hook

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'Honestly, Nevermind' is the best record Drake has ever made

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The hollow, algorithmic charm of BTS

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On his new album, Post Malone proves yet again he has nothing to say

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On 'The Eminem Show,' the rapper sharply skewered society — but lost sight of himself

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On 'Harry’s House,' Styles struggles to outrun his influences

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On ‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers,’ Kendrick Lamar begs you to put your phone down

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Jack Harlow’s new album is painfully indistinct

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Future is at his best when he’s experimental and unpredictable

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Ralfy the Plug’s 'Skateboard P' is cryptic but defiant

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DJ Kay Slay evolved with hip-hop, and hip-hop evolved with him

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On 'Pluto,' Future proved to be one of the most transformative artists of his generation

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Vince Staples finds quiet, meditative brilliance on ‘Ramona Park Broke My Heart’

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Dreamville’s Gangsta Grillz mixtape celebrates the past but can’t recreate it

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Buddy’s 'Superghetto' is brief but invigorating

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Lil Durk’s 7220 is haunted by tragedy

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On 'Donda 2,' Kanye West is a ghost within his own music