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Joji’s new album bores

Joji’s new album bores

Gabe Kaplan

November 13, 2018


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“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


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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


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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


Filed under City Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

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


Filed under City Entertainment

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


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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


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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...

‘9’ shines with top-notch production

‘9’ shines with top-notch production

Isaac Wert

April 29, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

After a decade of producing music professionally, Norwegian DJ and record producer Magnus Høiberg, known as Cashmere Cat, released his debut album, titled “9,” April 28. Up until this point, Høiberg’s career evolved from DJing remixes to producing records for artists such as The Weeknd, Ari...

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