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‘Dissimulation’ shows potential

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Tenzin Gyaldatsang

May 28, 2020

When I first heard that KSI would be dropping an album, I was surprised. My only knowledge of him was that he is a YouTuber, but when I listened to his new album “Dissimulation,” I knew he was more than that. Having many famous artists like Lil Pump and Offset featured helped enhance the overall q...

‘High Off Life’ proves nothing more than satisfactory

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Tenzin Gyaldatsang

May 28, 2020

On May 15, Future dropped his eighth studio album, “High Off Life.” According to HYPEBEAST, the album is projected to take the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Even though this statistic seems achievable, while looking deeper into the album, I don't think this would be deserved. Tracks like...

‘BLAME IT ON BABY’ electrifies

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Adam Gips

May 6, 2020

I had high expectations for DaBaby’s newest album because his single “FIND MY WAY,” which was released a couple of weeks before the album, was an instant hit. “BLAME IT ON BABY” exceeded my expectations, but it seemed very similar to his previous album “KIRK.” When I first listened to “BLAME IT ON BABY...

‘Rare’ shows new side of Selena Gomez

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Sadie Yarosh

January 13, 2020

Selena Gomez’s newest album “Rare” released Jan. 10 is an upbeat, joyful album that will make you want to get out of your seat and dance.  Five years since her last album, Gomez comes back a new person. There have been many obstacles she has had to overcome including heartbreak, depression and...

Camila Cabello releases new album

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Tamar Gewirtz

December 13, 2019

Although many fans are raving about Camila Cabello’s new album ‘Romance,’ I was not personally impressed by the music. The songs, specifically “My Oh My,” were catchy and pleasant to listen to at first, but ultimately sounded like every other pop song being released right now. It has a strikingly similar resemblance to Taylor Sw...

Mac Demarco’s new album highlights talented vocals

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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