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: Thundercat – Drunk

By Cailynn Beck, Contributor [Brainfeeder; 2017] Rating: 7/10 Key Tracks: “Friend Zone,” “Walk on By,” “Drink Dat” Thundercat is back and feeling brighter than ever—and even a little drunk. With past records like 2013’s Apocalypse, and Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead!, Thundercat (also known as Stephen Bruner) attempted to conceptualize death. Drunk juxtaposes the idea of life…