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

Nirvana

Nevermind

September 24, 1991

Alternative Pop/Rock

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Incredibly, the sound of Teen Spirit turns 30 years old today. While the album truly saturated the zeitgeist to the point of being overplayed and, for a time, too heartbreaking to listen to, revisiting the actual artifact, it feels wonderfully alive and powerful.

- Zac Johnson