Tag: Kendrick Lamar

The Best Albums of 2017

Twenty-five full-lengths that kept us going, one way or the other. 

The Best Songs of 2017

Ten compositions that changed our landscapes, big and small.

A Tale of Two Festivals at Voodoo 2017

There’s a lot to take in at New Orleans’ ~sPoOkY~ Halloween carnival. And a lot of choices to make about what the festival means to you. 

Benjamin Clementine, “I Tell a Fly”

On his second album, the Mercury Prize winner is a big star and a total alien on a pilgrimage through hostile lands.

SZA, “Ctrl”

There’s no Nicki Minaj feature, no DJ Mustard club cruncher, no junk-food love songs; it’s great pop without the guilty pleasure factor.

FLOOD’s Best Records of 2017 (So Far)

We’re halfway there.

Kendrick Lamar, “DAMN.”

“DAMN.” bears our struggle and triumph, swagger and fear, success and uncertainty, love and original sin.

WATCH: Fan Your FOMO with Some Coachella 2017 Video Highlights

From Radiohead’s unforeseen crowd-pleasing to “Kung Fu” Kenny’s cinematic themes

Nine of Kendrick Lamar’s Most Underrated Raps

Ease the “DAMN.” suspense with some of the deepest cuts.

In Conversation: Thundercat Has a Thunderchat About “Drunk,” Yacht Rock

Plus: You’ve been calling Kenny Loggins by the wrong name all these years.

PLAYLIST: A Soundtrack to the Resistance

Mute your TV. Turn up your stereo.

Get God on the Phone: Coachella 2017 Lineup is Announced

Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar are your headliners.

The FLOOD Top 40

Our favorite tracks of the year, (almost) all in one place.

FLOOD’s Best Records of 2016

Great year for music, terrible year for everything else.

A Tribe Called Quest, “We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service”

A Tribe Called Quest’s first album in eighteen years—and last album ever—is as urgent as “Atrocity Exhibition” and as easygoing as “The Low End Theory.”

Danny Brown, “Atrocity Exhibition”

Gleeful arts and farts from Detroit’s finest.

The Big Show: Fifteen Years of Austin City Limits Festival

A decade and a half into its run, Zilker Park’s showcase holds to its roots while playing host to the stars.

Kamasi Washington is Ready to Take the Next Step

The bandleader finally gets a break from the road. Not that he’s resting on his considerable laurels.

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