The Ringer’s Shea Serrano: An Appreciation

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Shea Serrano sees hoops at this time of the year. Image by Chilli Head under Creative Commons License.

Shea Serrano is one of the most present voices at the start of the new NBA basketball season, and it’s not hard to see why.

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Sudden Album Drops and a Sudden Lack of Criticality?

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Chance the Rapper’s mixtape Coloring Book debuted iTunes Music at short notice this year and has received terrific notices. Photo by L. Alex Frank under Creative Commons license.

A number of musicians have done the surprise album drop this year, releasing material at little or no notice.

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