Hunter's Weekly Album Mini-Reviews

June 7th, Charli xcx – BRAT

Charli xcx, BRAT ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️❌ Whenever I go into an EDM album I get a little nervous because honestly I’m not a very good dancer, and more importantly, they usually tend to get tedious because they’re usually kind of designed to be listened to in little bits and pieces at a club. But, this album does not suffer from this. This album takes no time in establishing itself, and it never really lets up. It’s solid all the way through. And even when you do encounter some of that EDM tedium, she changes it up or introduces something new that will...

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May 31st, Willie Nelson – The Border

Willie Nelson, The Border ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Apparently this is Willie Nelson’s 75th album, which is absolutely insane. That being said, I really didn’t expect much. I didn’t think there was any way an artist’s 75th album could be that good. I was wrong. This album is everything you would want a Willie Nelson album to be. every corner of this album oozes character and charm. It’s this authentic, vintage Americana sound, and his raspy, old voice pairs with it perfectly. And the storytelling is top notch. It really transports you to another time and place. Cannot recommend highly enough. Favorite song:...

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May 24th, Twenty One Pilots – Clancy

Twenty One Pilots, Clancy ⭐️⭐️❌❌❌ You know those people that haven’t changed since high school? Yeah, Twenty One Pilots are the musical equivalent to that. Not that it’s necessarily bad music, but I thought they sounded juvenile back when I first heard them almost a decade ago, and they still sound the same. The first song on this album tricks you. You think, “Oh, they might be cookin’ here.” But then it devolves into the same old same old. Favorite song: “Overcompensate”

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May 17th, Billie Eilish – HIT ME HARD AND SOFT

Billie Eilish, HIT ME HARD AND SOFT ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️❌ Billie Eilish is back with her third album. Now, 2024 has been pretty hit or miss for the major pop artists so far, but thankfully Billie pulls through here. It starts off with a very melodramatic opening track, and then goes into the lead single, “LUNCH,” which is a fun celebration of Billie recently coming out as queer, and she leaves nothing to the imagination when it comes to what she wants to be eating these days. But then the album dips down into this more low key vibe, and stays there...

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