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: Sampha – Process

By Maria Lubanovic, Staff Writer [Young Turks; 2017] Rating: 8.5/10 Key Tracks: “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano,” “Blood on Me,” “What Shouldn’t I Be?” Process is the debut record from the British electronic singer Sampha, and it’s easy to see why so many artists, from SBTRKT to Kanye, want to collaborate with him. This…