These Are the Best Albums of the Decade

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Kendrick Lamar- To Pimp a Butterfly

In a time of hopelessness and societal unrest, To Pimp a Butterfly appeared. Kendrick Lamar’s fourth official studio release showed a complete backstep from his former albums to address some extremely important social movements against racism and poverty. Kendrick has a lot to say, but this album got a little impersonal and the societal impact from these 16 tracks is still being reported on.

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Taylor Swift- Red

Swift made sure that her interests shined through on this surprising 2012 album. Departing from the teeny-bopper sound that she showcased for many years before, Swift experimented with some external production elements that transcended this album from pop-country to country-pop. Comparing Red to her former, and even her more recent works shows that Taylor Swift is more than just a gimmicky singer-songwriter for kids, she is a serious musician with her own ideas, unswayed by the industry.

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The More You Know

  • Dr. Seuss wrote "Green Eggs and Ham" on a bet.
  • Christian Bale studied Tom Cruise's mannerisms to prepare for his role as a psychotic killer in American Psycho.
  • Only two national flags have the color purple on them.
  • Following the release of Rocky IV, a joke was making rounds in Hollywood. Since Rocky had run out of opponents, he would have to fight an alien if a fifth movie was made. Jim and John Thomas took the joke seriously and wrote a screenplay based on it, which later became the movie "Predator".
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