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A smash album that was simply OK

Today’s rap game is flooded with so-called “SoundCloud rappers,” as the popular music-sharing platform has given rise to a mass of new stars. Austin Post, better known as Post Malone, also achieved great success on the platform with the release of his single “White Iverson” in 2015. His second studio album, “Beerbongs and Bentleys,” dropped on April 27 and received platinum status after a matter of days.

On Cloud 9 with ‘Superstore’

When confronted with the success of “The Office,” NBC looked to develop a show that built upon its comedic and stylistic foundations. Thus came “Parks and Recreation,” which emulated “The Office” in its mockumentary style; large cast; standalone, quotable cold opens; and general atmosphere and comedic feel.

Father John Misty mystifies with new tracks

Two new singles emerged Tuesday from the ambiguous and satirical Joshua Tillman, who performs under the moniker Father John Misty. The indie-folk musician returned to the alternative scene two months after the folk-pop track “Mr. Tillman” was made public. He announced the release of his new album, “God’s Favorite Customer,” the follow-up to his 2017 Grammy winner “Pure Comedy.”