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    Blood Orange - "Best To You"

    The new Blood Orange album Freetown Sound isn't as immediate as his last album Cupid Deluxe, but Dev Hynes seems more inspired than ever, and it couldn't come at a more perfect time. Musically, the album features all that we love about Dev—funky grooves, soulful spirit, and strong pop songwriting—but it's Dev's message that gives weight to Freetown Sound.

    When it comes to addressing race, identity, and sexuality, there's nobody as graceful as Dev Hynes, and that's so important during these confusing times in America. "Best To You" is an early standout for me, but this is an album I'll be spending a lot more time with in the coming months.—Jacob Moore