ACRN’s Top 25 Albums of 2017

Tremendous year. 25 albums. The votes are in–here we go! 1. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN., [Interscope / TDE; 2017] By Jon Fuchs, Music Director DAMN. is only further proof that Kendrick Lamar is one of the greatest rappers of our generation. Instead of creating another concept record like good kid, m.A.Ad. city or To Pimp a Butterfly,…

Album Review: Florist – If Blue Could Be Happiness

By Allegra Solomon, Contributor [Double Double Whammy; 2017] Rating: 7/10 Key Tracks: “Blue Mountain Road”, “If Blue Could Be Happiness”, “Red Bird” If Blue Could Be Happiness, the most recent project by New York indie act Florist lives in slow, melancholy melodies with the lyrics to match. As lead vocalist and songwriter Emily Sprague copes…