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Whitney's debut 'Light Upon the Lake' is pretty much perfect

It's tough to imagine a debut as confident, masterful and full of replay value as Whitney's "Light Upon The Lake," which, as far as Chicago albums go, is as close to a lock for best of the year as you can get this early in 2016.

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Joey Purp's great mixtape 'iiiDrops' is worth the 3-year wait

I’ve said this before about Chicago rapper Joey Purp and I’ll say it again: You could put all of his Savemoney colleagues in a room, make them freestyle and it’s Purp who’s going to have the most impressive verse.

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Chance the Rapper's 'Coloring Book' is 2016's best album so far

Chance the Rapper predicted this. During his guest-verse on Kanye West's "Ultralight Beam" earlier this year, the 23-year old Chicago rapper promised about his third mixtape: "Let's make it so free and the bars so hard/That there ain't one gosh darn part you can't tweet."

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Twin Peaks stretch out and win on 'Down in Heaven'

Twin Peaks have only gotten better. Since the local rockers debuted playing sweaty basement shows while they were still in high school, the band hasn't released an album where they didn’t one-up themselves with earworm classic rock-indebted songs and ripping punk enthusiasm.

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Drake's bloated, meandering and moody 'Views' still has its moments 

Even though he technically hasn’t released a studio album since 2013, Drake’s star has only risen.

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Every song on Cullen Omori's solo debut could be a single

Think of the catchiest song from Smith Westerns’ catalog and multiply by 11: That’s frontman Cullen Omori’s debut solo album, “New Misery.” Every song on this release could be on alternative radio and stuck in your head for the foreseeable future.

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