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“White Wine” – Dutch Melrose

Gotta support the home team (Los Angeles, represent!) and this is an okay, somewhat catchy, moody track, but the artwork is a disembodied hot lady who’s half-naked. You can do better than that, Dutch! Cover art is extremely important in music. Thank you for coming to our Ted Talk. #issaight


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“I Don’t Care” – Ed Sheeran ft. Justin Bieber

Ed Sheeran uses the “Shape Of You” formula to write this latest track with Justin Bieber. It’s got an okay groove, and we want to like it so much, but after 20 listens this song still isn’t quite resonating with us. It’s just a bit too cheesy maybe? Even “Shape Of You” has a bit of edge. This has..nothing. Does it even matter what anyone writes about Ed Sheeran at this point? You already love him or hate him! #issaight


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“validation” – Yoshi Flower

We have been a fan of Yoshi’s vibe for awhile now. But there are SO many songs just like this! “Validation” doesn’t stick out in today’s music climate, and Yoshi’s fashion and cute insta pics aren’t going trick us into bopping this. There used to be a schism between the proponents of hard hip-hop and R&B rap, but it’s interestingly turned into a battle of who can be the SOFTEST! “You ain’t soft, you didn’t even cry one tear recording this song! Go listen to “Sunflower” by Post Malone and come back when you’re ready to be SOFT bro!” #issaflop


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“Civil War” – Russ

The lyrics are cute and the hook is sticky AF. All this summer bop needs now is the summer! It already has a bag by the door with a towel, sunscreen and a flask. We are SO ready to be outdoors with our clothes off with this playing in the background. #issabop


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“I Lost a Friend” – FINNEAS

We love Finneas and his story telling, but his voice just does not sell his songs. Kind of like when Bradley Cooper needed six months of Lady Gaga convincing us he’s God’s gift to man to convince us that his voice was even tolerable. Finneas isn’t quite as challenged, but he does sound like a college bro with no real character to his tone. Shame when his lyrics are so deep. Maybe he should go full autotune as his style and make it his thing. #issaflop


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“I Like (the idea of) You” – Tessa Violet

Okay so we have a huge crush on Tessa Violet already. She’s so adorable. We’re like, losing it. The rhythm sweeps us up real quick. Her voice is perfect. She’s got that cute girl crush vibe on serious lock. We will say that this release is a bit weaker than her other songs, but you’ll still like it. #issaight


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