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Review: “The Beautiful & Damned”

Review: “The Beautiful & Damned”

Kavi Dolasia and Kavi Dolasia

March 5, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles, Music, Reviews

One look at Gerald “G-Eazy” Gillum will give you all you need to know. The effortless attitude– faintly reminiscent of James Dean– the meticulously cut, slick back hair (seriously, he has a live-in barber on tour), the signature faded black skinny jeans, the tall lanky figure, and the smirk mak...

Coloring Outside the Lines

Coloring Outside the Lines

Connor Norton

June 3, 2016


Filed under Lifestyles

On May 5, Chance the Rapper released his album “Coloring Book” with features from Future, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Jeremih, Young Thug, and Justin Bieber. If you’re familiar with these artists, you might guess that the album probably has a lot of basic rap songs with a catchy chorus but little messag...

Kanye’s “The Life of Pablo”

Kanye’s “The Life of Pablo”

James Finn

March 3, 2016


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In late January, several weeks before Kanye West released his long-awaited "The Life of Pablo," West tweeted that his latest release “is actually a gospel album.” "The Life of Pablo’s" lyrics and their musical accompaniment support his statement, with extended allusions to religion and the divine,...

Beach House’s “Thank Your Lucky Stars:” I’m Thankful For It

Beach House’s “Thank Your Lucky Stars:” I’m Thankful For It

Cam Vernali

November 28, 2015


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

There's no time like the present, and this seems to be especially true for indie band Beach House, who just released their second album of 2015. "Thank Your Lucky Stars" was released on October 16, only a month and a half after the release of Beach House's first album of 2015, "Depression Cherry." "Thank...

“If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”

“If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”

Kevin Lee

April 2, 2015


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Drake’s catchy new album, “If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late” captures the essence of trap with flowing lines and hard beats. Anyone can bump to his music and it’s hard not to feel the vibe. Drake’s unannounced album also brings the Beyoncé to the beat as he didn’t need to hype the...

Unwanted Album: “Songs of Innocence”

Unwanted Album: “Songs of Innocence”

Daniel Carroll

October 24, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

On September 9, students across the school could be heard expressing their outrage over the fact that a new album had appeared on their iPhones uninvited. The face behind the crime is the legendary rock band U2, whose 13th album “Songs of Innocence” is one of their most notable album releases. Wh...

“The Marshall Mathers LP 2”: A Disappointing Sequel

“The Marshall Mathers LP 2”: A Disappointing Sequel

Daniel Carroll

December 20, 2013


Filed under Lifestyles, Reviews

In 2000, rapper Eminem released a CD filled with boasts about drugs, killing and hating gay people and women. This album, known as “The Marshall Mathers LP,” sold more than 21 million copies worldwide and is, in my opinion one of the most brilliant hip-hop albums of all time. After 13 years, seven...

Pearl Jam Still Jammin’ 22 Years Later

Pearl Jam Still Jammin’ 22 Years Later

Daniel Carroll

November 23, 2013


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Two decades after “Ten,” the album that boosted Pearl Jam to the level of Nirvana in the ‘90s world of grunge rock, Pearl Jam has released their 10th studio album, “Lightning Bolt.” As in the past, Pearl Jam has lived up to their monstrous expectations. “Lightning Bolt” sounds like a typical...

Ke$ha’s Off Her Rocker with “Warrior”

Ke$ha’s Off Her Rocker with “Warrior”

Billie Mandelbaum

December 30, 2012


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On her second full-length album, “Warrior,” Ke$ha seeks to explore the supernatural aspects of life. As she said in an interview with Ryan Seacrest, “The theme of this record is magic. I went on a spirit journey by myself. I was in Africa rehabilitating baby lions... and just went on this crazy...

Tyga “Careless World, Rise of the Last King”

Aaron Vad

April 5, 2012


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I’ll be honest, I did not go in to this album with high expectations. In my eyes, Tyga, the new Young Money rapper from Compton, seemed like another weak mainstream rapper who got way too much support from “rap” fans around the world. His newest release is “Careless World, Rise of the Last King.”...

Justin Bieber and Christmas Music: Two Wrongs That Don’t Make a Right

Justin Bieber and Christmas Music: Two Wrongs That Don’t Make a Right

Sophie McGuinness

March 1, 2012


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Justin Bieber and Christmas music alone are poisons potent enough to kill even the brightest of moods, but Justin Bieber has really dropped the bomb with his Christmas special, “Under the Mistletoe,” released on November 1st. The 15 track album is a nauseating mix of original tunes and butchere...

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