Best Of 2020

Best Mark Of A Beast: They Hate Change '666 Central Ave.'

They Hate Change '666 Central Ave.'

They Hate Change attracted international attention for the Clearwater experimental hip-hop duo’s new album, 666 Central Ave., and the shine is well deserved. Flaunt, Clash, Earmilk and Acclaim were just a few of the pubs who lauded the five-track release whose title is an homage to the old address of St. Petersburg’s Daddy Kool Records. The 14-minute thrill ride will leave your head spinning just long enough to hop back on and take the ride again. In a world fraught with the uncertainty of a pandemic and the doldrum-driven nature of life under quarantine, They Hate Change gave us a fresh wake up call that we could all use to rinse out our cobweb-laden minds. Beast mode engaged. —Ray Roa

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