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REVIEW: Future – ‘Future’ (Epic)

Despite the social media hype, Atlanta rapper Future struggles to make his own unique impact on the modern hip-hop scene with his latest project.

REVIEW: Drake – ‘Views’ (OVO Sound / Young Money / Cash Money / Boy Better Know / Republic)

by John Tindale Widely known and hyped up as Views From The 6 until approximately 24 hours before his release before he ‘did a Kanye’, Views provides an insight into Drake‘s home city of Toronto. However, at a painfully long 81 minutes, this fourth album proper feels overly self-indulgent and too far of a return from the excellent 2015 mixtape-album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late to a re-tread of

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The 100 Greatest Albums of the 2010s… So Far

To adapt that famous misquotation attributed to Mark Twain, reports of the album’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Ever since the turn of the millennium, conventional wisdom has had it that the traditional long-player is on its way out, an arcane format out of time with the digital world that will cede inexorably to a future of singles and playlists. But while many artists have experimented with what an album

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