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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...

YouTubers newly released music turns out dull

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Izzy Kanne

May 21, 2020

As a fan of Gabbie Hanna’s YouTube channel, I was excited to stream her newest extended play (EP) “Bad Karma,” but after listening, I was left unsatisfied. In 2017, Hanna started releasing singles that showed great potential for a music career. Two years later she released her first EP “2WayMirror,”...

Movies about widespread disease provide parallels to COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Erin Mears (Kate Winslet) talks on the phone with someone amidst her research to understand the source of the flu-like disease spreading throughout the world. The movie

Ruthie Posada

May 20, 2020

With the current COVID-19 pandemic underway, several movies characterized by widespread infection have resurfaced as viewers compare and contrast the movies with our current situation. Two movies I’ve recently had the privilege to see are “Contagion” and “Outbreak,” both following doctors and scie...

‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ feels appropriate during pandemic hiatus

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Tenzin Gyaldatsang

May 14, 2020

While listening to the radio one evening, I heard rumors that Drake was going to drop a mixtape at midnight. Sure enough, on May 1, “Dark Lane Demo Tapes” was available for me to listen to. Contrary to Drake’s usual style, “Dark Lane Demo Tapes” has a more gloomy, and sad feeling. Even with...

‘Never Have I Ever’ Netflix series is mediocre

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Noah Orloff

May 12, 2020

As I was missing the noisy halls of high school and the feeling of a real classroom, watching “Never Have I Ever” provided a reminder of the high school experience. Season one of Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever” details the journey of sophomore Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), who is overcoming...

‘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...

Bob Dylan’s two new singles inspire

Fair use from Columbia Records. The song cover for “I Contain Multitudes” includes a picture of Bob Dylan playing electric guitar. This song was the second of two recent releases by Dylan.

Noah Orloff

April 28, 2020

After an eight-year hiatus from releasing original music, Bob Dylan has dropped two new songs within a month of each other. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature recipient showcased his poetry in “Murder Most Foul” and “I Contain Multitudes.” “Murder Most Fo...

Game reviews and recommendations

Pictured is the game “Monopoly.” The game is recommended for ages 8 and older, and it is played with two to 10 people with teams.

Adam Gips

March 31, 2020

After feeling bored during this time in self-isolation because of COVID-19, I quickly realized I needed to do something to pass the time. I went in my closet and rediscovered some games full of memories. These are some games I would recommend playing to get through the break. “Monopoly” – ...

New weight room exceeds expectations

Sophomore Theresa Haerke does a goblet squat in the new weight room March 10. The new weight room was installed in order improve the strength and conditioning program for athletes.

Jayde Claussen

March 11, 2020

After discovering the school would be building a new weight room, I was disappointed. I felt that Park needed to focus its spending on necessities such as renovations on bathrooms and arts programs, but after stepping into the new weight room, my mind was changed.  The facility is much bigger and is now able ...

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

Illustration by Isaac Wert

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 ★★★...

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