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Of Sound Mind | Why I'm no longer rating albums

Of Sound Mind | Why I’m no longer rating albums

Of Sound Mind is a biweekly blog about new albums, old albums, forgotten albums, overrated albums and any other type of listening experience from senior staff writer Lucas DiBlasi.
By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Writer August 30, 2021
In this week’s Of Sound Mind, senior staff writer Lucas DiBlasi explains why he’s no longer rating albums out of 10, and debates the usefulness of music criticism.
Of Sound Mind | Weezer’s “OK Human”

Of Sound Mind | Weezer’s “OK Human”

Of Sound Mind is a biweekly blog about new albums, old albums, forgotten albums, overrated albums and any other type of listening experience from senior staff writer Lucas DiBlasi.
By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Writer April 18, 2021
In this week’s Of Sound Mind, senior staff writer Lucas DiBlasi tries to convince you that Weezer actually did just make a good album.
Of Sound Mind | Jon Batiste’s ‘WE ARE’

Of Sound Mind | Jon Batiste’s ‘WE ARE’

Of Sound Mind is a biweekly blog about new albums, old albums, forgotten albums, overrated albums and any other type of listening experience from senior staff writer Lucas DiBlasi.
By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Writer April 4, 2021
Jon Batiste — pianist, songwriter and entertainer extraordinaire — came out with his fifth solo album, entitled “WE ARE,” on March 19.
Of Sound Mind | Lucas’s favorite albums

Of Sound Mind | Lucas’s favorite albums

Of Sound Mind is a biweekly blog about new albums, old albums, forgotten albums, overrated albums and any other type of listening experience from senior staff writer Lucas DiBlasi.
By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Writer March 22, 2021
In this week’s Of Sound Mind, senior staff writer Lucas DiBlasi puts his cards on the table, inviting you to try out his favorite albums of all time.
Of Sound Mind | Tash Sultana’s “Terra Firma”

Of Sound Mind | Tash Sultana’s “Terra Firma”

Of Sound Mind is a biweekly blog about new albums, old albums, forgotten albums, overrated albums and any other type of listening experience from senior staff writer Lucas DiBlasi.
By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Writer March 8, 2021
In this week’s Of Sound Mind, senior staff writer Lucas DiBlasi considers musical polymath Tash Sultana’s more focused sophomore album.
Of Sound Mind | Jeff Buckley’s “Grace”

Of Sound Mind | Jeff Buckley’s “Grace”

Of Sound Mind is a biweekly blog about new albums, old albums, forgotten albums, overrated albums and any other type of listening experience from senior staff writer Lucas DiBlasi.
By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Writer February 21, 2021
Jeff Buckley’s “Grace,” originally released Aug. 23, 1994, is simply one of the best albums of all time.
Of Sound Mind | Arlo Parks’ “Collapsed in Sunbeams”

Of Sound Mind | Arlo Parks’ “Collapsed in Sunbeams”

Of Sound Mind is a biweekly blog about new albums, old albums, forgotten albums, overrated albums and any other type of listening experience from senior staff writer Lucas DiBlasi.
By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Writer February 8, 2021
The 20-year-old singer-songwriter released “Collapsed in Sunbeams” on Jan. 29, and her debut album functions mostly as a vehicle for her older singles, although there are a few highlights mixed into the new material.
Of Sound Mind | Blu & Exile’s “Miles”

Of Sound Mind | Blu & Exile’s “Miles”

Of Sound Mind is a biweekly blog about new albums, old albums, forgotten albums, overrated albums and any other type of listening experience from senior staff writer Lucas DiBlasi.
By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Writer January 25, 2021
It’s a rare 95-minute album that doesn’t feel like it has more than a few seconds of filler—but “Miles: From an Interlude Called Life” — “Miles” for short — by duo Blu & Exile is interesting nearly to the last sample and syllable.
Of Sound Mind | Phoebe Bridgers’ “Punisher”

Of Sound Mind | Phoebe Bridgers’ “Punisher”

Of Sound Mind is a biweekly blog about new albums, old albums, forgotten albums, overrated albums and any other type of listening experience from senior staff writer Lucas DiBlasi.
By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Writer November 15, 2020
“Punisher,” released June 18, is Bridgers’ highly anticipated second studio album, and it’s a subtle journey through her indie, emo-folk stylings.
Of Sound Mind | Arlo Parks

Of Sound Mind | Arlo Parks

Of Sound Mind is a biweekly blog about new albums, old albums, forgotten albums, overrated albums and any other type of listening experience from senior staff writer Lucas DiBlasi.
By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Writer November 1, 2020
She’s an artist to keep an eye on in the near future — Anaïs Oluwatoyin Estelle Marinho, who goes by the moniker Arlo Parks.
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