Hi Channel Awesome, and welcome to Spectrum-Pulse, where we talk at length about music, movies, art and culture. For the most part, it's album reviews, although there is the occasional Special Comment delving into relevant issues in culture. Also included is Billboard BREAKDOWN, where we tackle the general insanity on the Billboard Hot 100 at length. Enjoy!
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  1. In our newest episode, we get a wildly mixed week with the unwelcome return of Kodak Black, the Hot 100 debut of Portugal. The Man, and a big surprise from DJ Khaled, Rihanna, and Bryson Tiller.


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  2. For my 784th review, I finally discuss the (possibly YouTube critic driven?) phenomenon of BROCKHAMPTON... and yet how I'm more lukewarm than hot on them.

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  3. For my 783rd review, we get the long-overdue return from Fleet Foxes - that gets more frustrating with every listen.

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  4. For my 782nd review, Lorde delivers her much-anticipated sophomore record that both deconstructs and celebrates modern pop.

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  5. In our newest episode, we get a pretty damn great week on the charts (despite David Guetta) thanks to SZA, 2 Chainz (?!), Billy Currington, and especially Brothers Osborne!


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  6. For my 781st review, Jason Isbell reunites with The 400 Unit for a slice of direct, relevant, and yet no less powerful alternative country, and easily one of the best records of 2017.

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  7. For my 780th review, SZA delivers a more raw, focused, and potent major label full-length debut.

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  8. For my 779th review, I discuss Lady Antebellum's return from hiatus and a more pronounced pop focus to generally decent but unexceptional results.

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  9. For my 778th review, I discuss Rise Against's shift to a new label and producer and their fiercely anthemic and political new record.

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  10. In our newest episode, it's another rough week as Fifth Harmony makes their return, Trey Songz surprises, and we're all 'treated' to the arrival of Jake Paul. Joy.


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  11. For my 777th review, I discuss the ironic tragedy behind Katy Perry's least pop, least catchy, and least fun record to date.

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  12. For my 776th review, I finally discuss Angaleena's complicated but excellent farewell to mainstream country for the indie scene.

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  13. For my 775th review, Sufjan Stevens teams up with a group of veterans to recreate a bloated and odd space epic.

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  14. For my 774th review, The Underachievers are more messy and scattershot than ever before - quality is still here, but it's shaky.

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  15. For my 773rd review, Dua Lipa finally releases her solid full-length debut.

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