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How Frank Ocean Single Handedly Destroyed Every “Norm” in the Music Industry

How Frank Ocean Single Handedly Destroyed Every “Norm” in the Music Industry

By Emily Pavis

September 5, 2016

Following 4 long years of silence after the success of his shockingly honest portrayal of the 21st century teenager in “Channel ORANGE,” 28 year old artist Frank Ocean has given his fans what they’ve been waiting for, and so much more. Not only has Ocean released a follow up album to “Channel...

Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires of The City

Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires of The City

By Devon Stoeber

June 10, 2013

It’s the end of May and everyone’s searching for the album to put them in that summer mood. “Modern Vampires of the City,” new album from indie-rock band Vampire Weekend, seems to be a perfect fit. It features a new sound from Vampire Weekend, a little different from their last album “Contra,...

The National’s New Album Doesn’t Impress

The National’s New Album Doesn’t Impress

By Veronica Russell

June 10, 2013

The National’s sixth and newest album “Trouble Will Find Me” will be a good new addition to the musical libraries of regular National fans, but will probably not draw attention from any new listeners. The album sounds like a lot  of The National’s old work but lacks the flair of their  prev...

Ke$ha’s Off Her Rocker with “Warrior”

Ke$ha’s Off Her Rocker with “Warrior”

By Billie Mandelbaum

December 30, 2012

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...

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

By Sophie McGuinness

March 1, 2012

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...