All posts tagged "album review"

  • Daniel Caesar stuns with “Freudian”

    By Roya Fathalizadeh– Twenty-one-year-old Canadian singer and songwriter, Ashton Simmonds, known formally by his stage name, Daniel Caesar, has captured the pure essence of raw emotion through his latest album, “Freudian.” His captivating voice, paired with gospel...

    • Posted September 11, 2017
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  • Arcade Fire loses momentum with “Everything Now”

    By Baylee Pendleton– In a departure from its rich, anthemic predecessors, Arcade Fire’s “Everything Now” lacks the cohesiveness to take it from good to great. Arcade Fire disrupted the indie-rock scene with its freshman album, “Funeral.” Tracks...

    • Posted August 28, 2017
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  • Kesha’s “Rainbow” reigns as her best

    By Tucker Warren– Each song on Kesha’s latest album, “Rainbow,” feels like the moments after a storm. The tracks seem inspired by different emotional experiences from the artist’s life all of varying intensities. The album contains break...

    • Posted August 17, 2017
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  • Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.” could be best album of the summer

    By Aaron Hartley– Kendrick Lamar’s latest record begins with his death. The opener, “BLOOD” features Lamar being shot by a blind woman. The track sets the stage for “DAMN,” a cerebral, cryptic and heavy project, unlike anything...

    • Posted April 17, 2017
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  • Mastodon’s “Emperor of Sand” is a collection of uninspired retreads

    By Aaron Hartley– Mastodon have been at the forefront of prog metal for most of the century so far. Beginning with the brutal “Remission” in 2002 and following it up with a series of critically acclaimed concept...

    • Posted April 3, 2017
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  • Ed Sheeran creates poetic masterpiece in ‘÷’

    By Briana Williams– Ed Sheeran is known for creating romantic ballads with dense lyrics and this continues to be the trend for his third album, “÷.” Released on March 3, the album quickly broke records and went...

    • Posted March 20, 2017
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    Sampha’s “Process” is a gorgeous, impressive debut

    By Aaron Hartley– Debuts can be tricky. More often than not, artists can struggle to find a single or don’t quite have their unique sound nailed down yet. Fortunately, this is definitely not the case with “Process,”...

    • Posted February 21, 2017
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  • Migos’ ‘Culture’ is a conduit for bangers

    By Aaron Hartley– Trap may be the most divisive genre in mainstream music in the last decade. The subset of hip-hop born from the southern U.S. frequently features silly content like nonsensical lyrics, unconventional rapping styles and...

    • Posted February 11, 2017
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    Killer Mike and El-P outdo themselves on ‘Run the Jewels 3’

    By Aaron Hartley– When Run the Jewels dropped their first record in 2013, it was a full-force uppercut to the chin of hip hop. The collaboration between New York rapper/producer, El-P, and Atlanta rapper Killer Mike was...

    • Posted January 14, 2017
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    Childish Gambino’s latest album is funky, weird and daring

    By Aaron Hartley– I’ve never really been a fan of Childish Gambino, Donald Glover’s musical persona. His first album, “Camp,” was pretty bad and the follow-up, “Because the Internet,” was simply okay. His rapping was often corny...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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