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Music Library

Mackens’ Music Library: The Greatest Hits

While building up my CD collection throughout middle school and high school, many classic artists entered the library by way of a compilation albums of their most popular songs, colloquially known as ‘Greatest Hits’ albums. This was often less expensive than buying individual songs on iTunes at $0.99 – $1.29 a pop, and it was […]

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Single Song Smackdown – “Let It Go” Vs. “Drunk In Love”

Honestly, it’s probably not fair to compare an arrangement for a Disney movie and a pop/R&B/hip-hop hit from an album that was released with no marketing whatsoever, but as far as what I’ve seen on social media in terms of people still talking about the songs and the various iterations that have been coming out, […]

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5 Things I Learned About Music in 2013.

As I’ve reflected on my experiences with music albums, radio hits, and live shows throughout this year, I’ve realized I have a lot more things to say about music than I can really say just by sharing my top five albums and songs of the year. While I’m still making a last ditch effort to […]

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Miscellaneous Album Reviews

Song by Song Album Review: Magna Carta Holy Grail

Another delayed review, but in all honesty it took me some time just to listen to this album and even try to get into it. Let’s get right to the songs. 1. Holy Grail – ┬áThe first single off the album, appropriately so. Justin’s hook (obligatory trade for “Suit and Tie”, if nothing more) immediately […]