The Amazing Experimental Art of Cherry Bomb

Opening with loud, messy, distorted production, "Cherry Bomb" is considered Tyler, The Creator’s most “experimental” album.   Most of the album follows a similar format as the first track “Deathcamp” with distorted guitar chords and production over vocals, to the point where the vocals are inaudible in some tracks. For example, the song “Cherry Bomb,…
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Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange” May Be One Of The Greatest R&B Debuts Ever

  With Frank’s storytelling of romance, drug addiction, and luxury, over Stevie Wonder style keyboard instrumentals and smooth, breezy production, “Channel Orange” is very much a grander form of his debut mixtape “Nostalgia, Ultra."   On the single “Thinkin Bout You”, which inspired the “A potato flew around my room” vine, Frank reflects on a…
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Flower Boy

Arguably the best album to come from Tyler, The Creator, “Flower Boy” is colorfully produced, well written, and much more meaningful than his past work. Tyler explores themes of loneliness, isolation, outgrowing his friends, and his sexuality. With a number featured artists like Frank Ocean, Estelle, and Lil Wayne, the album takes you on a…
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I Love Mario Kart 8

One game that I really love is Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U. I love the game because there are a lot of game types. You can go online and play against your friends. You can play battle, which is when you have three balloons. You can also play a versus race where you're…
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Wintergirls

I think this book is very good.  Laurie writes it in a unique way.  It is very detailed and makes you feel like you are there with the characters.  It is very suspenseful at times and will almost always make you want to read more.  The book deals with some serious issues but portrays them…
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Read It Forward: “Akata Witch” Author Nnedi Okorafor Visits

St. Louis Public Library presents our spring 2018 Read It Forward with Nnedi Okorafor featuring her fantastic young adult novel “Akata Witch.” “Akata Witch” is a thrilling story about Sunny, an albino girl born in America, who has returned to her homeland in Nigeria. Struggling to fit in, she makes three unlikely friends who reveal the…
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