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: Kamasi Washington – Harmony of Difference

By Maria Lubanovic, Staff Writer [Young Turks; 2017] Rating: 8.5/10 Key Tracks: “Desire”, “Knowledge”, “Truth” Harmony of Difference is the newest EP from American Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington. His previous album, The Epic, was over three hours long, so this half-hour EP feels like a breath of fresh air. Even though it’s shorter in length,…