Podcast the Thirteenth: September 2020 in Review

Another month, another batch of music to review and/or lampoon.

Zack’s Top 3 Albums of the Month

3. Tim Heidecker – Fear of Death
2. Big Sean – Detroit 2

Detroit 2 was released nearly 8 years to the day of the release of Big Sean’s fourth mixtape, Detroit.  Back then, Sean was doing it: his first studio album, Finally Famous, had dropped the year prior.  A week after Detroit would be the release of Cruel Summer, a compilation album showcasing several G.O.O.D. Music artist, including Sean on two smashers: Clique and Mercy.  He was still with his high-school sweetheart too.

Fast-forward to today: Detroit 2 is Big Sean’s sixth studio album, and he hasn’t slowed down a lick.  He’s quietly made a name for himself as one of the best rappers in the game.  And, like all the greats do, he spans a variety of topics on Detroit 2, without holding anything back.  Whether it’s the diagnosis of his heart condition on “Lucky Me”, the squashing of the apparent non-beef with Kendrick Lamar on “Deep Reverence”, or the vulnerable matters-of-the-heart jam “Guard Your Heart”, Sean puts it all out on the table.

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The Podcast: Our Favorite Jams For A Backyard BBQ

We’re coming up on the unofficial start of summer and the FA guys have you covered with their favorite tracks to jam to during your next backyard barbecue. Before you ask, of course all three of us had DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince on our lists. C’mon, that is the ultimate summer jam.

In fact if you’re feeling froggy and want to get a head start on your playlisting, start with our lists all here in a link to a convenient Spotify playlist.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2Dssa9LHszmeJPU1hl80xC?si=LqkP43F_T_Wzpd_6fGROAg

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