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Jon Bellion applies poppy sound

Jon Bellion applies poppy sound

David Bryant

December 5, 2018


Filed under Reviews

From the discovery of Jon Bellion’s first studio album “The Human Condition” full of catchy fast-paced tracks like “All Time Low” and “Guillotine,” which combined a fun mix of rap and ranged singing on top of funky beats, I was excited to see what his newest release “Glory Sound Prep” o...

‘Bloom’ promises bright future for Troye Sivan

‘Bloom’ promises bright future for Troye Sivan

Isaac Wahl

October 11, 2018


Filed under Reviews

Troye Sivan's sophomore studio album release “Bloom” left me wanting more and provided a good taste of how the young artist has evolved and progressed as a musician. “Bloom” has a very cohesive sound, which was commendable. Sivan executed a listing of songs that stay in one sound but still sou...

Seniors compose full-length album

Seniors compose full-length album

Maggie Klaers

October 9, 2018


Filed under In the Spotlight, Uncategorized

How can people listen to the album? Klepfer: You can listen to it on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play and Amazon. Giovannelli: You can stream it, but you can buy it too on some of the sites that aren’t necessarily streaming. If you don’t have Spotify or Apple Music, it’s av...

‘Kamikaze’ fires shots

‘Kamikaze’ fires shots

Maddie Schutte

September 29, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment, Reviews

Eminem’s 10th and latest studio album “Kamikaze” is lost somewhere in between his original pump up sound with a powerful flow, and the latest electronic trap music style. Starting the record off with “The Ringer,” Eminem takes shots at current artists in the rap game and society. The tempo ...

Believe the hype behind ‘Astroworld’

Believe the hype behind ‘Astroworld’

Kate Schneider

September 19, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment, Reviews

Upon the release of Travis Scott’s latest album release “Astroworld,” anticipation is met through personal lyrics and noticeable features such as Drake and The Weeknd. Travis Scott’s well-balanced mix of contemporary and mainstream rap through the tracklist gives a smooth path of songs for ...

‘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...

Nicki Minaj claims the rap throne with new release

Nicki Minaj claims the rap throne with new release

Tjessa Arradondo

September 3, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment, Reviews

Nicki Minaj’s third studio album, “Queen” brings out both old and new trap style vibes with tracks that deserve much needed hype. The Trinidadian-born rapper introduces part of her Carribean roots through songs such as “Ganja Burns,” which perfectly combines with Minaj’s traditional rap rhyt...

‘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


Filed under Uncategorized

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...

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