October 23, 2020

Contemporary Rap

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Junglepussy's boisterous confidence is in abundance on JP4 where the heavy grittiness of the instrumentation anchors the weight of her raps. The perfect soundtrack for a girls night out.

- Kylie Lynne




Alternative Pop/Rock

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A staple of the early K Records roster, singer/songwriter Lois Maffeo's spare and moody songs were at their sharpest on her 1993 album Strumpet. Existing in a similar realm as other Pacific Northwestern artists like early Elliott Smith band Heatmiser or Team Dresch, Lois explored a more nuanced form of indie rock, not quite gentle enough to be twee, but far from the fury of the basement punk scene she was adjacent to. Strumpet's thoughtful and understated songs silently set the scene for the sound that present day indie rock is just now catchy up with.

- Fred Thomas