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Spotify Album of The Week: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – This Unruly Mess I’ve Made

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Check out my weekly Spotify album of the week right here (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – This Unruly Mess I’ve Made) with a direct link so your lazy asses can click right off them phones and start playing it right then and there. It’s the future!

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are back with the most difficult task imagineable – following up one of my favorite hip hop albums ever made – ‘The Heist’. We’ve all been listening to ‘Downtown’ for what feels like a year so — is the rest of ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’ worth our time? I think so. ‘Growing Up’, which features a beautiful chorus by Ed Sheeran might be my favorite track on the record. Written while Macklemore when he was an expecting father, it’s a heartfelt and genuinely moving song which definitely stands apart from the rest of the record.

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I’m particularly fond of ‘Dance Off’ as well, which features Idris Elba, yes that Idris Elba – did you know he was a musician too? That man can do whatever the hell he wants. Overall the album isn’t as memorable as ‘The Heist’ but it’s a worthy successor and one that I’ve found myself going back to non-stop in the week following it’s release. If you liked Macklemore & Ryan Lewis before, you’ll like them now. I don’t know if they’re going for more fans but that’s fine with me.

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