Kendrick Lamar


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Kendrick Lamar

Compton rapper Lamar steps up with Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, a superior second album filled with a engaging narrative colouring in the lines between gangsta rap conventions and socially-conscious storytelling. Likely to be top of many rap album of the year polls.


California Wives

Curveball! This rabble of indie-rockers come from Chicago but their debut album Art History won’t blindside you with its melodic anthemic rock with undercurrents of new wave and synth pop.