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Roasted Butternut Squash & Root Vegetables with Cauliflower Gnocchi

Take cauliflower gnocchi to the next level with these hearty, plant-based meal-prep bowls. Here we double up our Roasted Butternut Squash & Root Vegetables recipe (see Associated Recipes) and combine it with white beans, pesto and store-bought cauliflower gnocchi to make a week of healthy meal-prep lunches. You'll have leftover roasted veggies, so plan to use them as easy side dishes for dinner throughout the week or incorporate them into another recipe, like Creamy Roasted Vegetable Soup with Chicken or the Piled-High Greek Vegetable Pitas (see Associated Recipes).

Nokia 9.1 Release Date, Price & Specification Rumours

We examine the rumours surrounding Nokia's next flagship and successor to the Nokia 9. Here's what we know about the Nokia 9.1 release date, price and specifications.
Something that has always bothered us about Nokia's flagships is that they use previous-gen processors. The Nokia 9, which landed at MWC in February, runs last year's Snapdragon 845, for example. But this could all be about to change, because if there really is a 5G Nokia 9 in the works as is tipped then it's going to have to use the 2019 Snapdragon 855.

2020 Honda Pilot Review

Handsome looksGood seats all the way aroundComfortable powerStandard active safety techGood infotainment on most versionsDISLIKES
Base model skimp on featuresToo conservative?9-speed isn’t much more fuel-efficientTop trims lack convincing luxury featuresBUYING TIP
We see two decisions when shopping a Honda Pilot: color and leather. We’d pick an EX or an EX-L depending on your preference for interior accommodations.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Release Date, Price & Spec Rumours

Xiaomi is still launching new variants in the Mi 9 family, but its successor is due in February 2020. Here's what we know about the Xiaomi Mi 10 release date, price and specifications.
Xiaomi phones are notable for their incredible value for money compared to today's flagship Android phones, but they also pack top-end features and impeccable design. Mi 10 is the company's upcoming flagship, and it's due in February 2020.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

Trying to work out which of Samsung's Android tablets is the best buy? Here we outline how the newer Tab S6 differs from the similar S5e.
Should I Buy The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Or Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e?
Where the Tab S5e is a cheaper option for those with a tighter budget, the S6 is a premium model that's more expensive. They have many similarities, but a key difference is that the S5e doesn't come with an S-Pen.

Ty Segall - First Taste Music Album Reviews

Temporarily abandoning the guitar, the prolific garage rocker channels his indulgences and comes away with an unusually focused album.
Ty Segall races through ideas as though they’d disappear if he didn’t commit them to wax as soon as possible. The records pile up: In 2018, he expanded his vast discography by four albums, and earlier this year added a noise-drenched live album called Deforming Lobes for good measure. First Taste, his first studio set since last year’s sprawling double-LP Freedom’s Goblin, suggests Segall may be warming to the concept of restrictions. He recorded First Taste without a single guitar, seemingly renouncing his allegiance to garage-psych skronk. Relying entirely on keyboards, percussion, and stringed instruments of different persuasions, the album winds up sounding like… well, like a lot of other Ty Segall records, really.

Young Guv - GUV I Music Album Reviews

Fucked Up guitarist Ben Cook is also a pop poet, and the third album from his nostalgic indie-pop project recalls the grainy, jangly melodicism of college rock.
Ben Cook wears dark, chunky sunglasses when he performs as his indie-pop act, Young Guv. Put one way, his thick, plastic rims are shorthand for his musical inspirations—Elvis Costello’s effusive power-pop, the Gallaghers’ psychedelic glam rock. But paired with the hazy tracks on Young Guv’s third LP, GUV I, the frames serve as a disguise: Forget about Ben Cook, guitarist for Toronto hardcore icons Fucked Up. For 23 minutes, Cook transports himself to a simpler time, one that may exist only in indie rom-coms, when watching clouds go by or lying around in bed amounted to romance. But maybe that’s reading too much into it; maybe, on an album bursting with sunshine, the shades are simply a practical choice.

Leech - Data Horde Music Album Reviews

On his first full-length under the Leech alias, Brian Foote dissects his electronic music until it evokes the wide-open spaces of early drum’n’bass.
For the better part of the last 20 years, Brian Foote has been behind the scenes and at the perimeter of the stage, calmly making sure everything goes smoothly. With work for both the celebrated Kranky label as well as his own Peak Oil imprint, studio credits ranging from production for Zola Jesus to drum programming for a pre-Ableton Stephen Malkmus, or catch-all auxiliary electronics duties in Valet, Fontanelle, and a touring configuration of Atlas Sound, Foote’s roles tend towards the understated but indispensable. A patient, exacting approach guided even the mossiest work from his electro-acoustic collective Nudge, and he applies that same precision to Data Horde, the first full-length from his dancefloor-minded alias Leech.

Tyler Childers - Country Squire Music Album Reviews

The native Kentuckian shows a flair for rough-hewn honky-tonk and piercing details on his latest release, produced by Sturgill Simpson.
If you’ve ever caught a whiff of a paper mill, you know it’s a sticky, acrid smell, mostly chemical with a bit of death mixed in, like sour milk churned with ammonia. And you know it’s inescapable, seeping into your car or house. So when Tyler Childers sings about being downwind from a paper mill on the first line of the first song on his new album, you know he’s in a woeful spot. Country music thrives on down-and-out characters in tough situations, and Childers, a native Kentuckian who sings with a scuffed-up twang, takes what might sound like a mundane detail and finds a new and wholly unromanticized way to sound hard up. The song, “Country Squire,” is about playing gigs and saving money to refurbish a trailer for himself and his wife, and the introductory detail adds a desperate dimension to his mission: Childers wants his country version of a castl…

General Tso's Chicken

In this healthy version of a General Tso's Chicken recipe, we cut the fat and sodium in half from the original version by not frying the chicken and by using half as much soy sauce in this Chinese-takeout favorite. Serve with steamed baby bok choy or sautéed spinach and steamed brown rice.

13 Reasons Why Season 3 News, Rumours & Trailers

All the latest info about the third series of 13 Reasons Why, which starts this month: news, rumours and trailers
13 Reasons Why is one of the most well-known Netflix Originals, but also one of the most controversial. The first season gained much critical acclaim for its honest portrayal of the struggles of mental health. However, season 2 deviated from the original book by Jay Asher into its own storyline, including some scenes that very much divided audiences.
The show also made headlines very recently for making the decision to edit out a graphic suicide scene from season 1. But what can we expect to see from the latest instalment of this teen drama?

2019 Audi Q3 Review

LIKES High-tech features standardFrisky turbocharged engineRoomier insideModern interiorPert handlingDISLIKES
Too big for a subcompact?Tech may require acclimationCould get expensiveLackluster gas mileageBUYING TIP
A Q3 Premium Plus with better audio and more safety technology is the best value here. It’s in the $40,000 range, however.

Huawei Testing Phone With Own Hongmeng Operating System

In wake of Google and US spat will Huawei really try and go it alone with a phone that doesn’t run Android?
The spat between the US government and Huawei was news that took the Chinese company from tech nerd term to house hold name for all the wrong reasons. You can’t buy Huawei phones in the US, and the connotations of Chinese state surveillance attached to Huawei have damaged its reputation and brand.

Doctor Who Season 12 Release Date, Rumours & News

Doctor Who is back next year for season 12 - here's everything we know so far, including the latest news and rumours about the cast, plot, and release date
Doctor Who returned last year for its long-awaited eleventh season (since its modern reboot, that is), heralding the arrival of a new Doctor, a new showrunner, and an even bigger first: a female star.
With the season now finished, the next thing to look forward to is season 12 - here's everything we know so far.

Stevie Wonder - Stevie Wonder’s Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants Music Album Reviews

Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we revisit Stevie Wonder’s sprawling, misunderstood double album about the interconnections of ecology and the black experience.
A journalist might have found themselves one autumn morning in 1976 eating a luxurious breakfast at Essex House before boarding a private jet to a farmhouse in Worcester, Massachusetts, to have a first-listen to Stevie Wonder’s masterpiece, Songs in the Key of Life. Wonder himself introduced the album, decked out in a cream-colored cowboy suit and hat, with a leather gun belt whose holsters were festooned with the cover art and the message “#1 WITH A BULLET.” Universally beloved, it shipped gold, entered the charts at No. 1, and stayed there until January of 1977.

Air-Fryer "Fried" Chicken Thighs

Air fryers need a lot less oil to create a deep-fried crispy crust. Here, chicken thighs are marinated in buttermilk and dredged in a simple breadcrumb coating. With the help of a little cooking spray, they cook up nice and crispy with a lot less fat. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce or slice them up to top a salad.

Sky Mobile’s Spacetalk Smartwatch For Kids Is A Phone And GPS Tracker

Sky Mobile has launched the Spacetalk watch that can make and receive calls from a controlled list of contacts and more
Sky Mobile has announced a smartwatch for 5-12 year olds that can make and receive calls to help you stay in touch. The Spacetalk watch has a built in 3G phone, can send and receive text messages and has safety features that let you see where your child is using the built in GPS.
Unlike Fitbit's child-specific band it does not have any health tracking features, but the Spacetalk's phone function is not found on any Fitbit.

2020 Buick Enclave Review

Attractive designSpacious third rowContemporary interiorGood infotainment systemDISLIKES
Expensive with optionsActive safety tech should be standardLousy fuel economyCompromised all-wheel driveBUYING TIP
Active safety tech we consider essential is standard on the Enclave Premium, but not available on Preferred and Essence versions.

LG Teases Foldable Phone For Launch On 6 September At IFA

LG has told the world via a video that there is something foldable coming from it at IFA 2019, but will it be a Galaxy Fold rival or a two-screen phone like the V50?
LG has posted a teaser video hinting that it will announce a foldable phone at IFA 2019 in Berlin. The 19 second video posted on YouTube shows a game being played on a phone before it opens and a little character and hops over to the second screen.
At the end of the video (below) we can see that the LG press conference will be at 10am local time on 6 September, as displayed on the outer display of the folding graphic.

Intel Finally Launches 10th-Gen Processors For Laptops

Coming to thin-and-light laptops soon, Ice Lake chips will deliver better performance and endurance along with new features such as Wi-Fi 6.
After years of development, Intel has finally announced its first laptop processors based on the 10nm Ice Lake design.
You can expect to see them appear in 2-in-1 laptops by the end of the year. The company says there will be 35 models featuring the new processors, most of which are slim, portable machines.

E-40 - Practice Makes Paper Music Album Reviews

On his latest double album, the Vallejo vet remains free-flowing, wise, hilarious, and unstoppable.
On record and in conversation, E-40 remains the same—free-flowing, wise, hilarious, and unstoppable. Ever since he emerged from Vallejo, California in the 1980s, he has churned out high-quality albums with ease. And yes, some of the 26 tracks on Practice Makes Paper, his 24th or 26th solo release, depending on how you keep count, are merely average, or at worst, trite. But nothing this man does is half-baked, and the most surprising thing about the latest multi-volume addition to an already-intimidating discography is that most of the songs are actually pretty good.

My Morning Jacket - The Tennessee Fire: 20th Anniversary Edition Music Album Reviews

On their debut, My Morning Jacket discovered the heavy reverb that would make them legendary.
My Morning Jacket recorded parts of The Tennessee Fire at Above the Cadillac, a makeshift studio on a Kentucky farm. Located in a tiny town called Shelbyville, the farm was owned by the grandparents of Johnny Quaid, My Morning Jacket’s original guitarist and cousin of singer Jim James. It’s a decent backstory, but then James laid his vocals down in an abandoned grain silo, and now, that’s the only part people remember.

Ajani Jones - Dragonfly Music Album Reviews

The Chicago rapper fills his debut with raps about...making it in rap. It’s rarely endearing or interesting.
The Bandcamp bio of Chicago rapper Ajani Jones mentions that he dropped out of the University of Iowa to pursue his rap career, and you can feel him yearning to legitimize his choice in every bar of his debut. Unfortunately, that’s the empty core of Dragonfly. He raps about being really committed to rapping. It’s rarely endearing or interesting.

Roasted Chicken Thighs, Potatoes & Scallions with Herb Vinaigrette

Roasting chicken thighs directly on top of the vegetables bastes the scallions and potatoes with delicious drippings in this healthy dinner recipe. Serve with steamed broccoli, sautéed spinach or a mixed green salad.

LG To Unveil Foldable Triple Screen Smartphone At IFA

South Korean tech giant LG is all set to unveil its new handset that will be announced on September 6, 2019. The company seems unstoppable as so far, it has already dropped three high-end smartphones for the year that includes the G8 ThinQ, G8s ThinQ V50 and ThinQ 5G. The handsets were announced at the Mobile World Congress in February, 2019. But in a few weeks time, the gadget enthusiasts will be treated with a fourth new device.

2020 Lincoln Navigator Review

Unapologetically stylishSpacious interior from all three rowsPowerful twin-turbo engineSmooth displays and infotainmentBlack Label dials up the luxuryDISLIKES
Big, heavy, thirstySome trim pieces still lag behindIncredibly pricey, but finally feels worth itBUYING TIP
With active safety features standard this year, the Navigator is better value han ever, so consider a lower trim model.

New Smartwatch By Fossil Can Take iPhone Voice Calls

Fossil highlighted one of the major features of its fifth generation Wear OS smartwatch that the company had unveiled on August 5, 2019. The feature is surely going to appeal the Apple users which is also a first for a Wear OS by Google device. Fossil calls its new watch the Gen 5 and will include a proprietary app later this fall (but not at the watch’s launch). I will allow the iPhone users to answer tethered calls.

Apple To Handover Special iPhones To Security Researchers

A leading daily has said that security researchers will be provided with special iPhones by Apple and will finally launch a bug bounty program for Mac. The security measures will be announced by the Cupertino based company at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas to be held later this week in an effort to strengthen its flawed bug bounty program.

Clairo - Immunity Music Album Reviews

On her debut album, the young viral star moves beyond the lo-fi bedroom-pop of her early recordings and into a restrained, detailed style of songwriting all her own.
Clairo’s breakout single “Pretty Girl” went extremely viral: a lo-fi video shot webcam-style amid dorm-room decor, and a sardonic popular-feminist message (“I could be a pretty girl, shut up when you want me to”) that was an easy in even for those who didn’t normally scour the online lands for bedroom pop. But preceding that chorus was a verse with a precisely observed snapshot of the moment one notices there’s nothing anymore where heartbreak used to be: “Polaroid of you dancing in my room… I think it was about noon/It’s getting hard to understand how you felt in my hands.” It’s a careful bit of writing belied by its hype, and an early indicator that Claire Cottrill’s heart lay in songwriting, not content production. And with a new EP soon after, Cottrill had already moved past it: “I’m hoping [Diary 001] can close off th…

Various Artists - Woodstock – Back to the Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive Music Album Reviews

Fifty years after the three-day concert made rock’n’roll history, a gargantuan, 38-disc set attempts to tell the full story of the event for the very first time.
The mythological status of 1969’s Woodstock Music and Arts Festival can sometimes feel overpowering. The festival is the ultimate expression of the 1960s. Moments from the three-day concert have crystallized as symbols of the era, with details like Richie Havens’ acoustic prayer for freedom, Roger Daltrey’s fringed leather vest, or Jimi Hendrix’s “Star Spangled Banner” held up as sacred countercultural relics.

Lil Durk - Love Songs 4 the Streets 2 Music Album Reviews

A sequel to his 2017 tape shows the one-time rising star of Chicago drill again offering a sobering depiction of life outside of rap myths.
Lil Durk’s music offers a sobering depiction of life outside of rap myths. He writes like someone keeping his head above water, hustling paycheck to paycheck, with dwindling hopes that a career in music will provide all promised riches.

Slaughter Beach, Dog - Safe and Also No Fear Music Album Reviews

On his third album, Jake Ewald reunites with former Modern Baseball bandmate Ian Farmer to explore pared-down folk-rock. It’s the furthest from MoBo he’s ever sounded.
In late 2017, 12 days after Modern Baseball performed a weekend of farewell shows for hometown fans in Philly, co-frontman Jake Ewald released his second solo album, Birdie. The consecutive events suggested an amicable closure: Ewald was signing off on the emo/punk band he’d formed in college and relocating full-time to Slaughter Beach, a hypothetical destination created to inspire his songwriting. After two LPs performed entirely by himself, the beach must’ve grown lonely; on Safe and Also No Fear, Ewald’s third album as Slaughter Beach, Dog, he’s joined by a full ensemble that includes Modern Baseball bassist Ian Farmer, his first official reunion with a former bandmate since their indefinite hiatus. Together, they dive into the pared-down folk-rock Ewald had just begun to explore on previous solo releases. It’s the fu…

Oven-Roasted Chicken Thighs

This easy recipe for sheet-pan roasted chicken thighs is a basic building-block recipe for meal prep. You can easily double the recipe or change the seasoning to suit your tastes.

Apple iPhones Likely To Have In-Display Sensor By 2021

Cupertino based company Apple is planning to reintroduce the Touch ID that has an in-display fingerprint sensor in its 2021 iPhones. The new report has been claimed by noted industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The analyst has said that the technology will be included along with Apple’s Face ID facial recognition technology in two years time. It is also said that the two security methods will compliment each other to offer a unified experience.

2020 GMC Yukon Review

Strong V-8 enginesMassive towing capacityHigh-class interiorBusiness-class looksComfortable ride quality on DenaliDISLIKES
Limited cargo spaceHigh top-end priceFloor height hampers leg roomMost crossovers do people betterBUYING TIP
With a new Yukon on the way, cheaper models may be harder to find. We recommend those with automatic emergency braking.

Apple To Kill Production Of MacBook Pro 15

Apple gadget enthusiasts have always looked forward to new gadgets. The company in that department has never disappointed its fans and is looking forward towards a progress. Apple is planning to get rid of its MacBook Pro 15 inch before 2019 runs out and that will be replaced by a rumoured upcoming 16 inch model. The latest speculations come from analyst firm HIS Markit contend Jeff Lin, who is the research and analyst director at HIS. It was also the source of the previous rumour that all-new MacBook Pro 16 inch will be launched later in 2019, despite another respected analyst revised its own prediction to a launch date closer to 2020.

Love, Antosha Movie Review

An Ode to Talent, Taken Too Soon

It's been three years since actor Anton Yelchin passed away after being pinned by his Jeep against the gate outside his house in a terrible freak accident. Like any unexpected - and untimely - passing, the entertainment industry was shocked to see such a young star fade too soon. "Love, Antosha" is a loving documentary about Yelchin's life and career, and it appropriately pays tribute to an actor who loved making movies.

Burna Boy - African Giant Music Album Reviews

The Nigerian singer blends the personal and political into a new benchmark of Afro-fusion music.
The music spread across West Africa’s many cultures have been frequently miscategorized, lumped together under the racist “world music” banner, or altogether ignored. There are still mix-ups surrounding Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat and the current umbrella pop genre Afrobeats. Somewhere in between the not-so-ambiguous space of that “s” is Nigerian cross-pollinator Burna Boy. His grandfather was Kuti’s manager, his dad introduced him to the music of deejay Super Cat and dancehall great Buju Banton when he was a kid, and a girl he liked at 10 gave him his first Joe CD, initiating a love of America R&B and subsequently rap. He is a musical omnivore who left Nigeria to live and learn in London but never strayed too far from home.

Soundgarden - Live From the Artists Den Music Album Reviews

This focused and forceful 2013 live set showed the reunited grunge band looking to their future before the tragic death of lead singer Chris Cornell.
Soundgarden’s episode of Live From the Artists Den arrived just as the group was bringing the supporting tour for King Animal, their first album in sixteen years, to a close. They were roughly three years into their reunion, trading on ’90s nostalgia with an eye toward a sustainable future.

Knife Wife - Family Party EP Music Album Reviews

The Washington, D.C. trio make visceral, minimal punk that’s as stripped down as a roadkill carcass, and almost as gross.
Knife Wife’s music is not for the fainthearted. The Washington, D.C. trio make visceral, minimal punk that’s as stripped down as a roadkill carcass. Billed as the “diary of a teenybopper translated and recited by freaks,” their new EP Family Party envisions a teenage brain where boredom and escapism fuel macabre nightmares. Balancing unsettling lyricism and uncomplicated instrumentation, their thrumming basslines and crusty drum hits form the backdrop for ruminations on licking strangers and euthanizing friends. Much like being a teenager, it’s strange and weird and sometimes scary.

Dude York - Falling Music Album Reviews

The Seattle pop-punk band shape-shifts through ’90s alt-rock but sacrifices its personality in the process.
At their best, Dude York sound drunk with unbridled joy. With two full-length albums, a Christmas record, and a handful of EPs, the Seattle pop-punk band has carved out a spot beside Charly Bliss and Diet Cig, indie rock bands suited for sleepover dance parties. On their third proper album, Falling, the trio loses its individuality in a wash of generic hooks and half-hearted lyrics that only recall contemporaries who did it better.

Cocoa-Rubbed Chicken Thighs with Orange-Pomegranate Salsa

Make a big batch of the cocoa-infused spice rub in this healthy baked chicken thigh recipe and let it be your weeknight secret weapon. It's also great on salmon, steak and tofu. Serve with brown basmati rice or whole-wheat couscous.

Report Claims 2021 iPhone Will Have Face ID And In-Screen Touch ID

The iPhone X slayed Touch ID but trusty analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reckons it might be back in 2021
Face ID is a great technology and one so good that the iPhone X, XS and XR don’t have a fingerprint sensor. Touch ID last appeared on 2017’s iPhone 8 but reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s latest report states we might see it return in 2021 on an iPhone that also has Face ID.

2020 Acura MDX Review

Handsome looksConfident powerSpread-out spaceGood efficiency from hybridStandard active safety featuresDISLIKES
Pricey options packagesTop trims don’t feel quite as luxurious as we’d expectThird row can be cramped for tall adultsShallow cargo areaBUYING TIP
Skip the A-Spec appearance package, which is pricey and doesn’t add any more performance.

Pokemon Go Downloaded More Than 1 Billion Times

Augmented reality mobile game Pokemon Go has now been downloaded more than a billion times. The game was launched during the summer of 2016 and instantly became popular across the globe among the gamers. Pokemon Go was first released in certain countries in July 2016 and was gradually released in other countries in the next few months. Back then the game had taken just three months for the game to rake up 500 million downloads.

Alfawise HBQ-Q32 Review

How cheap is too cheap for wireless earbuds? With change from £15 we check out the Alfawise HQB-Q32.
Should I Buy The Alfawise HQB-Q32?
While they are not up to the level of the Airpods or Bose Soundsport on quality, these wireless earbuds are very good for the money you pay. You don't expect to find exceptional earphones under £15, but the HBQ-Q32 are as close as you’re going to get at this price.

Various Artists - Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Music Album Reviews

The music is a highlight of Quentin Tarantino’s new film, an undeniable, oft-disquieting mixtape of golden-age rock’n’roll, radio DJ patter, and period-specific commercials.
In the 1960s, Paul Revere & the Raiders were a goofy garage-rock band popular with well-behaved tweens. Calling the band square doesn’t go far enough; they were altogether edgeless. Among the Raiders’ many sins was a habit of dressing in full Revolutionary War regalia, tri-corner hats and all. In Quentin Tarantino’s ninth movie, the actress Sharon Tate (played by Margot Robbie) teases an ex about enjoying the Raiders and, moments later, there’s a shot of Charles Manson leaving the area. The music grows ominous. The message is loud and clear: The Raiders may have been cheesy, but when compared with a countercultural menace, those tri-corner hats start to look pretty good.

Pop Smoke - Meet the Woo Music Album Reviews

The Brooklyn rapper makes good on the promise of “Welcome to the Party” with a debut full of the hardest, dirtiest tracks he can manage.
When Pop Smoke emerged late last year from the outskirts of Brooklyn, the first thing you noticed was his deep and raspy voice. Rapping entirely in ad-libs, hooks, and Instagram-ready one-liners, he sounded like a kid raised on a strict diet of Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Finally Rich, and Newports. His production, mostly from UK drill beat wizard 808Melo, mixed grimy, fast-paced drums with vocal samples ripped from UK garage and melodies that could score an anime. This stew of influences could only come from an artist raised on the internet, but Pop Smoke’s smooth arrogance and West Indian lingo remains distinctly Brooklyn. Now that “Welcome to the Party” is his borough's current summer anthem, he capitalizes on the momentum with his debut mixtape Meet the Woo.

BJ the Chicago Kid - 1123 Music Album Reviews

Unlike some of R&B’s showier personalities, the Chicago singer makes do with a great voice, laid-back vibes, and a classic sound that’s neither brazenly modern nor self-consciously retro.
BJ the Chicago Kid has spent his career straddling the line between sideman and star attraction. The Chicago crooner guested on singles from Kanye West and Schoolboy Q and recorded with many of the most distinguished artists of his generation—Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, and Solange among them, in addition to Dr. Dre, Freddie Gibbs, Vic Mensa, A$AP Rocky, Lil Durk, and dozens more. He performed at Barack Obama’s 2017 farewell address and earned three Grammy nominations for his 2016 Motown debut, In My Mind. Yet for all that exposure, he still hasn’t had a charting single of his own.

Clark - Kiri Variations Music Album Reviews

Elaborating on music he composed for the British TV series “Kiri,” the Warp Records mainstay vacillates between too-tasteful acoustic arrangements and abrasive provocation.
Seasoned electronic music producer Chris Clark sounds like a man in need of a change on Kiri Variations. In the run-up to the release of his 10th album he praised acoustic instruments as “an antidote to frictionless digital music” and advocated for an “anti-muso” approach, sounding exhausted with both electronic timbres and conventional musicality.




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