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Music fans like to throw the word “genius” around to describe their favorite songs, albums, and artists, but what does that really mean? Though not the series’ express purpose, Dissect, hosted by Cole Cuchna, explores albums that have been heralded as “genius,” and allows listeners to decide for themselves whether or not that label fits. It’s a fascinating look into how and why our favorite songs and albums sound the way they do. Cuchna covers everything from instrumentation to lyric interpretation to contextual analysis, with the goal of getting music fans “to respect hip-hop as an art form” and "empathize with artists more." So far, Dissect has provided in-depth analysis of Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Frank Ocean’s BlondeThe Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, and Tyler, the Creator’s Flower Boy. The new season features an in-depth analysis of Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. Listen on Spotify for access to exclusive bonus episodes. —Carolyn Bernucca