The Divine Comedy

Bang Goes the Knighthood

May 31, 2010

Chamber Pop

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Neil Hannon's tenth full-length album under the Divine Comedy banner finds the jovial tunesmith expounding on the elegant, aristocratic chamber pop that has become his forte since the project’s inception over two decades ago. Bang Goes the Knighthood is a breezy 12-song concoction of witticisms and laments populated with the usual assortment of hopeless romantics, ballers, gadflies, and clueless upper-class youth.

- James Monger

Kendrick Lamar

Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City

October 22, 2012

West Coast Rap

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While To Pimp a Butterfly takes much of the public's attention and appreciation, this album that predates it serves as an introduction to the Kendrick Lamar before stardom and riches. Because of its function as somewhat of a prequel to To Pimp A Butterfly, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City is a good place to explore Lamar's musical stylings with a similar album structure and sound.

- Kylie Lynne