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: St. Vincent – MASSEDUCTION

By Sam Tornow, General Manager [Concord Music Group; 2017] Rating: 6/10 Key Tracks: “Hang on Me,” “Pills,” “Happy Birthday, Johnny” Nearly every artist has at least one just-getting-by album, a record lacking the expected depth of the rest of the musician’s discography. These albums garner hype post-release because of the brand of the artist and…