13 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Maryland rapper Logic joins Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Colin Meloy, Louise Wener, and Gil Scott-Heron in a unique fraternity of musicians who’ve released novels. To accompany the arrival of his debut page-turner Supermarket, Logic dropped a soundtrack to go with it. His usual rap repertoire takes a back seat in favour of an alt-rock guitar/piano/drums framework (“Lemon Drop,” “By the Bridge”). His emotive delivery fits this new style well, especially on “I Love You Forever” and “Pretty Young Girl.” Logic being Logic, however, “Baby” and “Can I Kick It” interpolate hits by Biz Markie and A Tribe Called Quest, respectively. His appreciation of Mac DeMarco extends beyond tattoos—yes, Logic has DeMarco’s Salad Days album title inked on his arm—as they collaborate on “I’m Probably Gonna Rock Your World” and “Vacation from Myself,” which are dreamy and feverish.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Maryland rapper Logic joins Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Colin Meloy, Louise Wener, and Gil Scott-Heron in a unique fraternity of musicians who’ve released novels. To accompany the arrival of his debut page-turner Supermarket, Logic dropped a soundtrack to go with it. His usual rap repertoire takes a back seat in favour of an alt-rock guitar/piano/drums framework (“Lemon Drop,” “By the Bridge”). His emotive delivery fits this new style well, especially on “I Love You Forever” and “Pretty Young Girl.” Logic being Logic, however, “Baby” and “Can I Kick It” interpolate hits by Biz Markie and A Tribe Called Quest, respectively. His appreciation of Mac DeMarco extends beyond tattoos—yes, Logic has DeMarco’s Salad Days album title inked on his arm—as they collaborate on “I’m Probably Gonna Rock Your World” and “Vacation from Myself,” which are dreamy and feverish.

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