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Lizzo’s new album delivers new era

Lizzo’s new album delivers new era

Amaia Barajas

May 15, 2019

Going into this album I had serious expectations for Lizzo. I love Lizzo and I wanted this album to showcase the talent she possesses. I will say, Lizzo’s major record label debut “Cuz I Love You” has some of the best, most uplifting songs I’ve heard in a while. The songs range from pop ballad...

“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 ...

21 Savage evolves sound

21 Savage evolves sound

Amaia Barajas

January 21, 2019

21 Savage’s sophomore album “i am>i was” proves that musicians can stay true to their roots while maturing in their sound. Since releasing his collaborative EP “Savage Mode” with Metro Boomin’ in 2016, 21 Savage has proved his talent in the rap game. With the opening reflective song...

Jon Bellion applies poppy sound

Jon Bellion applies poppy sound

David Bryant

December 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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