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‘Sweetener’ continues to climb charts

Ayesha Tahirkheli, Staff Writer October 26, 2018

Ever since the 2013 release of her first studio album “Yours Truly,” Ariana Grande has made her way to the top of the charts. The singer, songwriter and actress first rose up to fame as a television...

“My Dear Melancholy” invokes nostalgia

“My Dear Melancholy” invokes nostalgia

Jasmin Whitsett, Staff Writer April 20, 2018

Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, returns slightly to the darker vibe of his earlier work. “My Dear Melancholy,” the latest EP he dropped, has fans and critics wondering who broke his heart....

BØRNS experiments with second album

BØRNS experiments with second album

Hannah Shoemaker, News Editor February 2, 2018

Singer-songwriter Garrett Borns, stylized as BØRNS, is taking a step in a new direction with his sophomore album, “Blue Madonna.” The singer’s first full-length studio album, “Dopamine,”...

Naomi Díaz, left, and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz, right, of French-Cuban musical duo Ibeyi. By Maya Dagnino (Ibeyi) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Twin sisters release their second album, “Ash”

Mae Wood, Executive Copy Editor November 10, 2017

Two twin sisters, 12 distinct songs. Sisters Lisa-Kaindé Díaz and Naomi Díaz, who make up the duo “Ibeyi,” changed the world of music when they released their second album, “Ash,” on Sept....

Review of Goon by Tobias Jesso, Jr.

Dylan O'Connor, Guest Writer April 7, 2015

There is something surreal and haunting about the photograph on the cover of Canadian singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso, Jr.'s debut album Goon. In it, Jesso's face is partly obscured by darkness. The background...

Review of Reelease by Reesa Renee

Ronda Muhammad, Guest Writer March 10, 2015

After the first listen to “Reelease,” I was delightfully satisfied. The journey that Reesa Renee takes you on as you listen to her album is like going to the spa. First, you enter the spa, open your...

Review of Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper by Panda Bear

Dylan O'Connor, Guest Writer March 3, 2015

Panda Bear, A.K.A. Noah Lennox, is known in his band Animal Collective for being the foil to the group's other co-founder, Avey Tare. On his own he is known as the creator of such masterworks as 2007's...

Quick Review: Tyranny by Julian Casablancas + the Voidz

Samuel Bernhardt, Guest Writer November 13, 2014

This is the sound of a Julian Casablancas who is tired of making pretty, fun rock music.  If you saw his name and thought, “Oh cool, I love the Strokes,” get that out of your mind now.  Tyranny is...

Quick Review: Everyday Robots by Damon Albarn

Samuel Bernhardt, Guest Writer November 13, 2014

This is a cautionary tale about the detriments of the typical first-world lifestyle.  Sounding laid back and dreary on his first solo album, Albarn concocts some obnoxiously catchy tunes, as usual, with...

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