VIDEO VIEWS BY JC: I DON'T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME - CHRISTMAS DRAG

“Christmas is a drag sometimes,” Dallon Weekes croons while wearing a string light noose and definitely nailing this whole spirit-of-the-season thing. December has arrived, and Christmas carols are playing though PA systems, car radios, and your favourite dive bar sound system. Your radio station has forgotten the importance of variety in their undying enthusiasm for seasonal jingles, and you've heard that one song three times today alone. Just when you think it can't get any worse, some former emo kids put together a holiday album to add to the din.

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VIDEO VIEWS BY JC: DJ SHADOW - ROCKET FUEL FEAT. DE LA SOUL

The prodigal son of sampling Dj Shadow returns to throw some shade. If the title doesn’t tip you off, new album release Our Pathetic Age aims for dissonance - but falls short of disharmony. The massive double LP is split in two; Side 1 serving as an exploration into atmospheric instrumentals while Side 2 stunts Shadow’s rap game. Separating the two pillars of Shadow’s renown into juxtaposed pieces gifts the listener with a rare opportunity to quench themselves on the scope of his talent.

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VIDEO VIEWS BY JC: AWOLNATION - THE BEST

Once in awhile, a song comes along that is so unique it becomes entrenched in the collective zeitgeist and transcends the age that spawned it.

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