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Kanye Wests Donda finally releases despite troubled development.

“Donda”: One of Kanye West’s Most Creative Albums Despite Troubled Production History

Jason Piccolomini, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

After 401 days and three listening parties, Kanye West released his highly anticipated 10th studio album, “Donda.” The album, named after his late mother Donda West, was initially scheduled to release...

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Julien Baker’s self-loathing star shines bright on ‘Little Oblivions’

Owen Conway, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

In popular music full of depressing and gloomy songwriting, several contenders have thrown their hats into the ring for the title of Number One Debby Downer. Phoebe Bridgers’ Elliott Smith-inspired...

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Foo Fighters get out of their comfort zone on “Medicine At Midnight”

Owen Conway, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

There are few musical acts that have been as consistently reliable from the start of their careers as the Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl and company have been pumping out arena-ready, easy-on-the-ears rock music...

Oasis Whats The Story Morning Glory still remains influential 25 years after its release - Credit to Michael Spencer Jones

25 Years of Oasis’ “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?”

Owen Conway, Staff Writer October 16, 2020

Rarely does something occur that is recognized in its time as a touchstone historical moment. Some things may be looked back on and granted such importance with hindsight, but when something happens...

Whitney plays to musical strengths on new cover album

Whitney plays to musical strengths on new cover album

Owen Conway, Contributing Writer September 1, 2020

As a band, Whitney is good at what they do. As the kings of soft indie rock, Whitney’s signature high-pitched vocals and incredibly chilled-out sound earned them critical acclaim on their 2019 sophomore album “Forever...

Kesha is among many artists to recently release new music, with her new song Raising Hell perfectly blending pop and gospel sounds.

What new music you should have on your playlist

Brian Connors, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 31, 2019

The first single of the “Tik Tok” singer’s upcoming album “High Road” is spectacular. It is the perfect pop song with gospel undertones that provide a feel good, uplifting song. The beat is...

Post Malone blends different genres in third album

Post Malone blends different genres in third album

Stacey Franciamore, Managing Editor September 19, 2019

Post Malone released his third album, “Hollywood’s Bleeding,” on Sept. 6 and has proven his versatility and creativity with songs that have the potential to make it big. The 24-year-old artist...

Lana Del Rey mixes strong instrumentals, sad lyrics in “Norman F—-ing Rockwell”

Daniel Scochemaro, Staff Writer September 5, 2019

Lana Del Rey released her sixth full-length album, “Norman F---ing Rockwell,” and she is better than ever. The indie darling’s last release, “Lust For Life,” featured a few prominent artists,...

Pink’s new album blends catchy beats, soulful melodies

Alison Robles, Managing Editor May 4, 2019

“Hurts 2B Human,” Pink’s 8th studio album, released worldwide on April 26.   The album released in the middle of the 39-year-old’s worldwide Beautiful Trauma tour, named after the 7th...

‘Old Town Road’ sparks controversy over genre

Rosa Esposito, Staff Writer April 19, 2019

Everyone has a favorite music genre, so sometimes it’s hard for people to accept new music that pushes boundaries by mixing genres. Most recently, fans of rap music and of country music have had a difficult...

“Old Town Road (Remix)” blends trap and country beats that made the song an almost instant success.

‘Old Town Road’ sparks controversy over genre

Rosa Esposito, Staff Writer April 16, 2019

Lil Nas X, a rapper, singer and songwriter hailing from Atlanta has rapidly risen to fame since the release of his unique and catchy “country-trap” single “Old Town Road.” Although “Old Town...

Throughout his new album, Hozier combines horrific imagery with catchy beats to create an album filled with upbeat songs and personal reflections.

Hozier album charming, but lacks in innovation

Natalie Jimenez, Staff Writer March 14, 2019

In 2013, Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” blew up, and the singer became an international star. He followed up with a self-titled album that went platinum several times over and a tour. Ever since, fans...

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