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Cut Through the Noise: Mackenzie Ziegler, Celeste (feat. Gotts Street Park), Vic Mensa (Week of Nov. 30)

Cut Through the Noise:  Mackenzie Ziegler, Celeste (feat. Gotts Street Park), Vic Mensa (Week of Nov. 30)

Abby Intveld

November 30, 2018

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.   “Emoceans” — Mackenzie Ziegler ★★...

Joji’s new album bores

Joji’s new album bores

Gabe Kaplan

November 13, 2018

“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...

‘Trench’ digs into new sound

‘Trench’ digs into new sound

David Bryant

November 5, 2018

With the release of Twenty One Pilots’ fifth studio album “Trench,” the band continues to evolve their sound with a persistent electronic groove. “Trench” kicks off with the industrial bass-driven track “Jumpsuit.” The quick cuts from heavy bass to light angelic vocals give the track ...

Minnesota band dives headfirst into new sound

Minnesota band dives headfirst into new sound

Jenna Cook

October 16, 2018

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...

‘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...

All-Conference provides learning experiences

All-Conference provides learning experiences

David Bryant, Sofie Geretz, and Ethan Meisler

October 8, 2018

This year at All-Conference, schools selected students from band, orchestra and choir to prepare a concert in one day, according to the St. Louis Park High School 6425 News. Guest conductor Kyle Fleming said he enjoys seeing students discover their full musical potential. “There are fantastic students that b...

Cut Through the Noise: Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga and Logic (Week of Oct. 5)

Cut Through the Noise: Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga and Logic (Week of Oct. 5)

Ben Sanford

October 5, 2018

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.   Let It Fly (feat. Travis Scott) - Lil Wayne ...

‘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 ...

Cut Through the Noise: Rita Ora, Alina Baraz and The Chainsmokers (Week of Sept. 28)

Cut Through the Noise: Rita Ora, Alina Baraz and The Chainsmokers (Week of Sept. 28)

Izzy Kanne

September 28, 2018

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.   Let You Love Me - Rita Ora ★★★☆☆ ...

America’s greatest boy band

America’s greatest boy band

David Bryant

September 24, 2018

After the absolutely insane feat of recording and producing three albums in the span of one year under the Saturation Trilogy, American rap group and self-proclaimed boy band show no signs of slowing down upon the release of “Iridescence.” Brockhampton is a collective group of 13 artists, spanning a maj...

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 ...

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