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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: “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...

Coloring Outside the Lines

Coloring Outside the Lines

By Connor Norton

June 3, 2016

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”


By James Finn

March 3, 2016

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

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By Cam Vernali

November 28, 2015

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”

By Kevin Lee

April 2, 2015

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”

By Daniel Carroll

October 24, 2014

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

Eminem's New Album Disappoints

By Daniel Carroll

December 20, 2013

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 Review

By Daniel Carroll

November 23, 2013

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”

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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...

Tyga “Careless World, Rise of the Last King”

By Aaron Vad

April 5, 2012

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.”...