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Definitely. A great range of quotations from the album to give the reader a little taster of what to expect, and there are some really insightful comments on themes and techniques. I loved the thought of a "blood-pumping game of dodge ball" - a vivid and apt metaphor for a rap song!
The introductory paragraphs give a pretty thorough idea of context and previous work, and often the individual songs themselves are given a bit of background explanation (Dirty Water, for example). You've definitely given us all the context we need to really get the most out of this record.
Obviously all this listening to "creative wordplay" has really paid off, Rachel, because there is some really lyrical writing here. The end paragraph is inspirational, almost poetic ("a lingering faith in hope") and it is clear that you are skilled at articulating your points. You've managed to turn something that could easily be quite dry - writing about somebody else's art - into a really compelling piece of writing, and for that I applaud you :)
This review is genuinely engaging throughout, but I wonder whether it's necessary to comment on all fifteen of the tracks? I realise that obviously certain ones get more coverage than others, but sometimes it's a good way of improving clarity if you just pick a few shining examples and then leave the listeners to make the connections with the other songs.
Other than that, I really enjoyed reading this piece, even as someone who wouldn't normally consider this genre of music, and I hope you go on to publish more things here in the future - I imagine you must be pretty good at poetry :)