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Album Review: Blue Madonna by BØRNS

Album Review: Blue Madonna by BØRNS

Jason Altshuler, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2018


Filed under Album Review, Arts

In his biggest hit, “Electric Love,” singer-songwriter Garrett Borns—BØRNS—describes a love interest as “Candy... sweet like candy in my veins.” BØRNS’ music is like candy, too: smooth, sweet and syrupy. The Los Angeles-based artist made a name for himself with colorful, falsetto-d...

Album Review: Revival by Eminem

Album Review: Revival by Eminem

Maddie Kennedy, Staff Writer

March 18, 2018


Filed under Album Review, Arts

The recent return of Eminem in his latest album, Revival, brought us his trademark wordplay and imagery along with goofy beats. It brought us several features from other artists, such as Beyonce, Pink, Ed Sheeran and more. Most importantly, it gave us a peek into the mind of Eminem like never before....

Album Review: Saturation III by BROCKHAMPTON

Album Review: Saturation III by BROCKHAMPTON

Harris Bubalo, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under Album Review, Arts

On their third album of the year, West Coast rap crew BROCKHAMPTON further cements their place as an industry phenomenon. The group has been turning heads and breaking necks throughout the rap scene. In truth, they are not a hip hop collective, nor are they “America’s favorite boy band” like they hav...

Album Review: Oblivion by T-Pain

Album Review: Oblivion by T-Pain

Colby Sutton, News Writing Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under Album Review, Arts, Showcase

After six years out of the public eye, the beloved rapper and singer T-Pain dives back into the spotlight with his upbeat and energetic comeback album: Oblivion. The title track, “Who Died,” jumps right into the album with a fun, rhythmic party anthem. It is reminiscent of his older work, with large autotu...

Album Review: Reputation by Taylor Swift

Album Review: Reputation by Taylor Swift

Sarah Groustra, News Writing Managing Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Album Review, Arts, News, Showcase

This summer, I heard the early Taylor Swift song “Speak Now” for the first time. It’s not too much of an exaggeration to say that it changed my life. Having missed out on a Taylor Swift phase in middle school, I reveled in the strong narrative arc and heartfelt belts of the song. So naturally, I wa...

Album Review: Sorry is Gone by Jessica Lea Mayfield

Album Review: Sorry is Gone by Jessica Lea Mayfield

Nick Eddinger, Arts Writing Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under Album Review, Arts, Performance Reviews

Jessica Lea Mayfield’s fourth studio album, “Sorry is Gone,” is, at times, a charming and emotional piece of artistry. However, at other times, it is a monotonous sloth of guitar and percussion. Mayfield’s guitar riffs are the source of her sound. The use of sorrowful, distorted acoustic strums coupl...

Album review: Ibeyi’s Ash addresses Sexism

Album review: Ibeyi’s Ash addresses Sexism

Nick Eddinger, Arts Writing Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Album Review, Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz (Ibeyi) are fairly new artists, but with their new album, the twins have created a sound that is both addictive and unique. “Ash” deals with the modern day struggle of misogyny. Their music combines Latin styled bass lines with hooks touting a clean, mellow electroni...

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