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Review: Elon Musk’s “Don’t Doubt Ur Vibe”

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By Skye Schoenhoeft

March 15, 2020

For a man of multimillion-dollar ideas, Musk should have left this song on the cutting room floor. 

Review: The Slow Rush

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By Chloe Gammon

March 15, 2020

This Valentine's Day, Tame Impala, a.k.a Kevin Parker, the Australian psychedelic-indie artist, released his fourth studio album. Compared to the rest of his work, The Slow Rush is a disappointment.

Review: Everyday Life breathes life into Coldplay, at least

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By Benjy Wall-Feng

December 9, 2019

The band's eighth album is frequently clumsy but always sincere, even if it can’t live up to the ambition of its title.

Review: Taylor Swift takes a breath and a step forward on Lover

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By Benjy Wall-Feng

September 15, 2019

The singer's seventh album is a mature, overlong record that reflects her best and worst tendencies.

Eminem’s Comeback: Kamikaze

Eminem's Comeback: Kamikaze

October 9, 2018

Today’s rap is no doubt the era of “mumble rap”, where almost every rapper is barely understandable. Many people gravitate toward this new-era rap music, not because of lyrics, but because of it’s beat and party-like sound. Many have expressed their dislike of mumble rap, but most have fallen...

J. Cole’s Newest Venture: Another Success

J. Cole's Newest Venture: Another Success

By Michael Diamandakis

May 22, 2018

On April 19, 2018, J. Cole released KOD, his eighth studio album. KOD’s 12 tracks explore typical J. Cole themes: drugs, life in poverty, ascent to stardom, copious cash, and the complexity of love, all topics Cole has discussed in past albums, such as 2014 Forest Hills Drive  4 Your Eyez Only. Ho...

Saba Enters the Spotlight

Saba Enters the Spotlight

By Lola Leuterio

May 8, 2018

On April 5, 2018, Chicago rapper Saba released his second studio-produced album “Care for Me,” an original and artistic expression of his own overwhelming mental health struggles. The emotional depths and skillfully crafted beats that “Care for Me” pours forth make it impossible not to wonde...

Review: “The Beautiful & Damned”


By Kavi Dolasia and Kavi Dolasia

March 5, 2018

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...

Without Warning Review

Without Warning Review

By Connor Dargan

December 3, 2017

To say artists Offset and 21 Savage’s new project Without Warning dropped without...well...a warning...would be a bit of an understatement.  Produced by Metro Boomin, Without Warning was released the night before Halloween and was only hinted at by Offset with an Instagram post 10 hours prior to re...

XXXTentacion Fails to Impress on Debut

XXXTentacion Fails to Impress on Debut

By Ravi Joshi-Wander

October 17, 2017

“I do not value your money, I value your acceptance and loyalty,” claims XXXTentacion in the intro to his debut album 17. After listening to the album in completion, it becomes clear that the Miami-based songwriter is owed neither. XXXTentacion, stage name of 19 year-old Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, wa...

Still A Rockstar?

Still A Rockstar?

By Cal Mitchell

September 23, 2017

Since the release of his third studio album in July 2016, Philadelphia based rapper nd self proclaimed “rockstar” Lil Uzi Vert has consistently topped the charts. He co-produced the singles “Bad and Boujee,” which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and “XO Tour Life,” which won a V...