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Mac Demarco’s new album highlights talented vocals

Mac Demarco’s new album highlights talented vocals

Kate Schneider

June 6, 2019

The dull and unchanging instrumental blended with Mac Demarco's repetitive vocals fill the opening track, the song "Here Comes the Cowboy." But after the drab aesthetic of the opening track, I was quickly and happily surprised as the album progressed. Straight away, “Nobody” instantly changed...

‘IGOR’ provides another fresh take on rap genre

‘IGOR’ provides another fresh take on rap genre

Amaia Barajas

June 4, 2019

As the beginning notes of “IGORS THEME” play, listeners can tell this will oppose Tyler, The Creators previous album “Flower Boy.” “IGOR” is a completely separate beast of music. The album further proves Tyler, The Creator’s pure musical talent and the fact that there is no box or genre d...

“Nothing Happens” displays modern indie-rock

“Nothing Happens” displays modern indie-rock

David Bryant

April 22, 2019

After a shower of outstanding singles throughout 2017 and a 6-track EP in 2018, Los Angeles indie rock band Wallows pulls through with their debut album “Nothing Happens.” The initial publicity from the three-man band Wallows came from vocalist and guitarist Dylan Minnette, who held a lead role ...

Maggie Rogers defines sound through debut album

Maggie Rogers defines sound through debut album

Abby Intveld

February 17, 2019

Finding an album in which every song doesn’t sound the same but offers ranging sonic textures can be difficult, but “Heard It In a Past Life” is an album that proved it’s not impossible.   The 12-track album varies in sound from song to song, switching from upbeat electronic sounds to sm...

Joji’s new album bores

Joji’s new album bores

Gabe Kaplan

November 13, 2018

“BALLADS 1” marks a major career shift for Joji, a former viral internet star known for his Pink Guy and Filthy Frank personas. The tracklist originally wowed some, even reaching number one on Billboard’s R&B and hip-hop chart this month, but its mellow melodies and repetitive lyrics left me unimpressed. The album takes on...

Lil Wayne’s going home album

Lil Wayne’s going home album

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

October 31, 2018

In Lil Wayne's newest album “Tha Carter V”, Wayne once again hits the world with amazing beats and lyrics offering memorable features that include, but are not limited to, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and XXXTentacion. Releasing "Tha Carter V" went through numerous potholes on the path of its release....

Minnesota band dives headfirst into new sound

Minnesota band dives headfirst into new sound

Jenna Cook

October 16, 2018

With the release of second studio album “Bambi,” Minnesota-based boyband Hippo Campus has diverged from their classic two guitars, one bass and drum kit sound. With the introduction of synths and other electronic sounds, the band has reinvented their sound while maintaining their style. The album opens...

‘Sweetener’ delivers reinvented sound

‘Sweetener’ delivers reinvented sound

Jenna Cook

September 4, 2018

Following the tragic suicide bombing at one of her concerts last May 22, Ariana Grande put on a charity concert in memoriam of the victims. She has also performed at political events such as the March for Our Lives. Despite the traumatic experience, Grande has been hard at work on new music. “Sweetener” give...

‘Shawn Mendes’ collaborations enhance album’s style

‘Shawn Mendes’ collaborations enhance album’s style

Maddie Lund

May 29, 2018

Rating: ⅘ Stars Shawn Mendes’ new self-titled album, “Shawn Mendes” is everything young fans need today. At just 19 years-old, Mendes already has three albums under his belt, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Mendes’ sophomore album, “Illuminate,” released in September 2...

‘Beerbongs and Bentleys’ brings energy and emotion to listeners

‘Beerbongs and Bentleys’ brings energy and emotion to listeners

Claire Bargman

May 21, 2018

Austin Post’s new album, “Beerbongs & Bentleys” portrays themes of excessive fame and trust issues. The album is filled with touching lyrics that many listeners can relate to. According to Post’s tweet from December of 2016, “Beerbongs & Bentleys isn’t a song… it’s a whole ...

‘Staying at Tamara’s’ espouses highest form of positivism

‘Staying at Tamara’s’ espouses highest form of positivism

Eli Curran-Moore

April 4, 2018

Already topping the charts at number one in the UK, British singer-songwriter George Ezra’s new album “Staying at Tamara’s” is inspired by Ezra’s world voyages, titled from his recent stay at an Airbnb in Barcelona owned by said Tamara. It's no surprise then the 11 track album is described by the a...

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