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‘Beerbongs and Bentleys’ brings energy and emotion to listeners

‘Beerbongs and Bentleys’ brings energy and emotion to listeners

Claire Bargman

May 21, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

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 ...

‘Black Panther: The Album’ amazes, produces unique sound

‘Black Panther: The Album’ amazes, produces unique sound

February 26, 2018


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As promotion for Marvel’s new movie, “Black Panther”, “Black Panther: The Album” was released to accompany the movie and the music delivers in a multitude of ways. Curated by Kendrick Lamar and involving many other household names from Top Dawg Entertainment, the songs off this album are ex...

‘Man of the Woods’ should stay in the forest

‘Man of the Woods’ should stay in the forest

Isaac Wert

February 14, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

Inspired by his Nashville-roots and newfound Montana lifestyle, Justin Timberlake’s fifth studio album, “Man of the Woods,” is a polished re- hash of JT’s signature funky sound infused with spoiled “Americana” cheese. I dare you to listen to it through in full. While its title screams count...

“No One Ever Really Dies” hosts a playground for protest music

“No One Ever Really Dies” hosts a playground for protest music

Isaac Wert

December 20, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

Super producer Pharrell Williams’ side-project band N.E.R.D brings their alternative hip-hop sound to 2017 with their new record, “No One Ever Really Dies,” a batch of politically-charged anthems that, despite their serious subject matter, maintain Pharrell’s classic groove. Like N.E.R.D’s...

Sam Smith makes an emotional comeback with his beautiful second album

Sam Smith makes an emotional comeback with his beautiful second album

Tjessa Arradondo

November 15, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

Four-time Grammy winning artist Sam Smith returns with his second studio album, “The Thrill Of It All,” and it’s sweeping up a lot of beautiful heartache. The British singer-songwriter emerged in 2012 on Disclosure’s hit-single, “Latch.” Smith’s breakout single, “Stay With Me” hit...

P!nk’s “Beautiful Trauma” fails to impress

P!nk’s “Beautiful Trauma” fails to impress

Maddie Lund

October 18, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

After a five year break of writing movie scripts, diving into the country music genre, and being a mother, Alecia Moore, otherwise known as P!nk, is back with her seventh album “Beautiful Trauma,” and it’s not something to write home about. Moore’s performance and speech after receiving the...

Lil Pump’s first studio album fails to amaze

Lil Pump’s first studio album fails to amaze

WIlliam Phelan

October 12, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

Lil Pump’s long awaited first studio album, aptly titled “Lil Pump,” was released on Thursday night, proving to be a direct extension of his previous singles. Initially, the tracklist is striking. Gazzy Garcia’s, known professionally as Lil Pump, self-titled first project includes a diver...

Fifth Harmony switches genres while maintaining mediocrity

Fifth Harmony switches genres while maintaining mediocrity

Isaac Wert

August 25, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment, Reviews

Following the departure of their stand-out member, Camila Cabello, Fifth Harmony’s self-titled third studio album further justifies the group’s mediocre reputation. “7/27,” Fifth Harmony’s second album, achieved moderate success. Its multi-platinum lead single, “Work From Home,” rocked ...

‘Rainbow’ illuminates Kesha’s once-suppressed evolution

‘Rainbow’ illuminates Kesha’s once-suppressed evolution

Isaac Wert

August 13, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

Following a five-year hiatus from releasing music, and while dealing with ongoing legal battles, former party-girl icon Kesha released her triumphant third album, “Rainbow,” and we’re lucky to hear it. Kesha Rose Sebert, formerly known as “Ke$ha,” was once an international pop-star. Her...

SZA self-reflects on her captivating debut album

SZA self-reflects on her captivating debut album

Isaac Wert

June 11, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

On her debut album, alt. R&B singer-songwriter SZA weaves thoughtful lyrics and mesmerizing beats to create an opus of self-reflection. Solána Rowe, under the stage name "SZA," released her debut album “Ctrl” following two successful EPs (extended plays). Rowe, known for her raspy voice, co-wro...

“Witness” fails to bring Katy Perry into 2017

“Witness” fails to bring Katy Perry into 2017

Isaac Wert

June 9, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

Coming off a multi-year hiatus, Katy Perry re-enters the music scene with her fourth studio album, titled “Witness.” Described as “purposeful pop” about Perry’s various “liberations,” “Witness” fails to leave an impact on listeners. Perry’s previous album, “Prism,” was released in 2013, whe...

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