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The Folk of Air Series: Book Review

In quarantine, I, like everyone else, found myself with a lot of time on my hands, especially over the summer. While we were at school, all we ever wanted was some free time, but once we were given unlimited amounts of it, we suddenly had no idea what to do with ourselves. I found that the novelty of quarantine quickly wore off, leaving boredom to settle in. I took to some new hobbies such as painting and collecting and pressing flowers, but I also reverted back to some of my old routines, one of them being reading. ...

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’Nectar’ Does its Job

Joji’s second album Nectar is a solid, if inconsistent, release. Nectar has some good tracks, and it features a wide range of vocals, instrumentals, and harmonics. This dynamic range is highlighted in tracks like “Ew”, “MODUS”, and “Upgrade”, which hit the lo-fi, moody acoustic and piano themes from his well-received first album, BALLADS 1. However, in songs like “Run”, “Tick Tock”, and “Gimme Love”, Joji gets more ambitious, with stronger beats, more electric guitar, and a broader vocal range. ...