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For Your Consideration: BADBADNOTGOOD's 'BBNG2'

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief / @i_ADH

I've always had a tendency to try to tether myself to crazy, inspired people. I always have a eye for these sorts of things. That's the draw of the artisans (of which, even as an editor, DJ [and apparently radio producer when you think about it] and critic, I hope I am somewhat esteemed as such as well), they're able to do such great, inspiring work in part because their perspective on the world is a little bit more off than the rest of ours. This was always the draw I've had to BADBADNOTGOOD. The trio from Toronto, Ontario, of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, and Alex Sowinski on drums has received high praise over the last year for their internet-released, free albums and YouTube videos of their performances of Odd Future songs. Now, their second album, a true realization of where this band is right now-- has released, and it's now time for folks-- Jazz Nerds International (I'm bringing it back), hip-hop heads, every other music blogger of every other genre, and Tumblr curators alike-- to take notice.