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Why Does Everyone Hate Drake’s Dance Album?

Charles Holmes and ‘Sound Only’ cohost Justin Charity break down Drake’s surprise new album, ‘Honestly, Nevermind’

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The Rolling Stone Hip-hop List and the Problem With Rankings in Music

Charles and Ross Scarano discuss where Rolling Stone went wrong and why lists might do more harm than good to music

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White Rapper Song Draft

In honor of Post Malone’s fourth studio album, Charles, Justin Sayles, and writer Jeff Weiss debate categories like best Eminem song, frat rap, and one-hit wonder

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Did Kendrick Flop?

Charles invites on producer Justin Sayles to break down what happened with Kendrick Lamar’s latest release, ‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers,’ which was met with a mixed critical response and saw its projected sales figures drop off dramatically in Week 2

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A Harry Styles Hater Listens to Every Harry Styles Song

Charles Holmes attempts to become a Harry Styles fan by inviting Kate Halliwell and Nora Princiotti to share their love of Styles and One Direction

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Kendrick Lamar ‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers’ Instant Reactions

Charles and guest Logan Murdock also bring on producer Devon Renaldo to discuss the song "Auntie Diaries"

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The Jack Harlow Dilemma

Charles and Rob discuss Harlow’s new album and explain why the rapper has the music industry in a frenzy

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Do Rappers Need to Grow?

Charles and Julian discuss working within the genre and what rappers could be doing to appease listeners and critics alike

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Pusha T’s ‘It’s Almost Dry.’ Plus: Best Coke Songs.

Paul Thompson joins Charles to discuss the rapper’s new album

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How Does Travis Scott Return? Plus: Justin’s Coachella Weekend 1 Review

Charles and Justin discuss the imminent return of Travis Scott and what that could mean for the ‘Astroworld’ rapper

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What’s the Future of TDE Without Kendrick?

Plus, reacting to the new Pusha T and Jay-Z collaboration

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The Best, Worst, and WTF Moments From the Grammy Awards

Discussing the winners, snubs, and everything else that went down on Sunday night

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The State of Chance the Rapper

Plus, how does Will Smith’s slap at the Oscars relate to Chance’s fall?

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Top Five ‘Atlanta’ Episodes and Season 3 Predictions

Charles and Logan discuss what’s to come for the FX series

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The Future Song Draft

Charles, Paul Thompson, and Justin Sayles debate between Future’s best songs with categories like best mixtape feature and Billboard Hot 100

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Where Are Hip-hop’s Superstars?

Charles and Justin Charity examine the current dilemmas that make it so hard to sustain a career in hip-hop

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‘Jeen-yuhs’ Parts 2 and 3 Reactions

Plus, discussing the ‘Euphoria’ finale and Lexi’s play

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Is Old Music Killing New Music?

Charles Holmes chats with Justin Sayles and Devon Renaldo about writer Ted Gioia’s Atlantic article "Is Old Music Killing New Music?"

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Reactions to ‘Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy Act I’

Charles Holmes, Justin Sayles and Logan Murdock discuss the first installment of the documentary, which tracks Kanye West’s rise from young Chicago producer to solo artist

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Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Preview. Plus: Mitski’s ‘Laurel Hell’

Charles and Grace discuss what to expect from Dr. Dre and Co. this Sunday

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Rihanna’s Having a Baby! Plus: ‘Dilla Time’ 

The hosts react to Rihanna’s pregnancy announcement and Justin Sayles interviews author Dan Charnas about his new J Dilla book

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A Guide to Movie Trailer Music. Plus: Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘Sick!’

Charles and Grace question the phenomenon of weird movie trailer music and Paul Thompson joins the show to discuss the history and transformation of Earl Sweatshirt

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2012 Song Draft

The ‘Ringer Music Show’ crew picks the best songs of 2012 in categories including Song of the Year and Best Music Video

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The Weeknd’s ‘Dawn FM,’ Kanye West and Julia Fox’s Overnight Romance, and the Grammys Postponement

Rob Harvilla joins Charles and Grace to break down Abel Tesfaye’s new record

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The Most Anticipated Albums of 2022

From Cardi B’s sophomore album to Paramore’s first new release in almost five years, Charles and Grace make their predictions and share the artists they can’t wait to hear from this year

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The Best Songs of 2021

Charles, Grace, Lani, and Justin discuss their favorite tracks of the year

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The Best Rap Songs of the Decade

Charles is joined by Ringer staff writer and ‘Sound Only’ cohost Justin Charity and music writer Paul Thompson to discuss the Ringer’s rankings, their personal favorites, and different subgenres that emerged throughout the decade

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Best Albums of 2021

Charles, Grace, Lani, and Justin discuss Tyler, the Creator, Hiatus Kaiyote, and more of their favorite projects from this year

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Remembering Virgil Abloh and Stephen Sondheim

Frazier Tharpe joins Charles to reflect on the fashion designer and Grace shares her favorite Sondheim songs

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Instant Reactions to the 2021 Grammy Nominations

Charles and Grace discuss the award favorites, snubs, and biggest WTF moments from Tuesday’s announcement

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Is Adele’s ‘30’ the Best Album of 2021?

Our instant reactions to the singer’s long-awaited fourth album. Plus, remembering the rapper Young Dolph, who died this week at age 36.

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‘An Evening With Silk Sonic’ and Shea and Other Things 

Charles, Grace, and Shea react to the debut album from Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak