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‘Gigaton’ brings new music to grunge fans

Gigaton album provides fresh perspective on modern grunge. This is Pearl Jam’s 11th studio album in 29 years.

Harris Keekley, Writer

June 4, 2020

After a long wait, Pearl Jam released a new studio album filled with political rage, angst and amazing songs. Although “Gigaton” is no “Ten”, the album has some great songs. For example, “Quick Escape,” “Who Ever Said” and “Seven O’ Clock.” This album is a nice breath of fre...

One of rock’s greatest albums syncs a classic movie

Pair the recording of Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon” with “The Wizard of Oz” starting at the third roar of the MGM lion.

Harris Keekley, Writer

June 4, 2020

What happens if you take one of rock's most famous albums and pair it with a classic movie like “The Wizard of Oz”, you get a sync that seems almost too accurate to have been accidental. If “The Dark Side of the Moon” is started right as the Metro Goldwyn-Mayer lion roars for the third time...

‘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...

‘The Music Man’ is music to my ears

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Noah Orloff

March 13, 2020

Song after song, my memories of watching the 1962 “The Music Man” film many years ago fluttered back, a telltale sign of an accurate rendition of an iconic plot.  Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ performance of “The Music Man,” was strong in every way, prompting that feeling of nostalgia within...

Cut Through The Noise: Lady Gaga, SZA ft. Justin Timberlake, G Herbo ft. Chance the Rapper, Juice WRLD & Lil Uzi Vert

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Adam Gips

March 10, 2020

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   ‘Stupid Love’ – Lady Gaga ★★★...

‘Changes’ captures Justin Bieber’s life brilliantly

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Isra Mohamed

March 4, 2020

When I found out that Justin Bieber announced the date for his new album “Changes,” I was super excited. I hadn’t listened to Bieber in a long time and was curious to see how his music had changed over the years. “Changes” consists of 17 songs, with six of them featuring multiple artists who all worke...

Cut Through The Noise: Justin Bieber ft. Kehlani, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Dua Lipa

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Izzy Kanne

February 14, 2020

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   ‘Get Me’ (ft. Kehlani) – Justin Bieber...

Cut Through The Noise: Aimée, Quinn XCII, Alicia Keys

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Samantha Klepfer

January 30, 2020

‘Don’t Call Me Pretty’ by Aimée ★☆☆☆☆ “Don’t Call Me Pretty” opens with a strong, though derivative sequence of synth chords and an interesting use of syncopation, giving off “Daft Punk” vibes throughout. The song is not well-produced, as there are a number of times where Ai...

Cut Through The Noise: Dua Lipa, Hayley Kiyoko, 070 Shake

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Svea Bleske

January 5, 2020

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   ‘Future Nostalgia’ – Dua Lipa ★★★★☆ "Fut...

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