Album Reviews

Review: “Turn Out the Lights” raises the indie music bar

By Alexander Eubanks Ever since her debut album “Sprained Ankle,” Julien Baker has quickly risen to the top of the indie rock scene and has become a rare crossover hit that landed with both fans, critics and fellow musicians alike. While she has been interviewed and has received high praise by indie publications, like Under […]

Review: Justice League flashes potential, still a bust

Review: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ is sinfully good

By this point, Kendrick Lamar is internationally known as one of the best rappers in the world. His most recent album, “DAMN.,” serves to solidify his status. Lamar voices his inner insecurities and unhappiness with the current political climate on this record.         In the first song “BLOOD.” we are met with the motif of […]

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Review: Mastodon’s “Emperor of Sand” lacks a unified sound

Cementing their position as the vanguards of contemporary metal, Mastodon’s seventh studio album “Emperor of Sand” evades the trappings of any single sub-genre. Over the course of nearly two decades, Mastodon has honed their blend of hardcore, progressive and doom metal into an instantly recognizable sound. Following the immensely technical and lofty “Once More ‘Round […]

Review: Justice League flashes potential, still a bust

Review: Drake’s “More Life” deserves a poor life

Drake’s worthiness as the top artist in the world has all but disappeared after dropping his 22-song playlist, “More Life.” The playlist follows a mediocre “Views” album, released last April, and demonstrates Drizzy’s ability to find trends in order to remain relevant in a world that should’ve left him behind, especially after his weak collaboration […]

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Thundercat brings out his geeky groove

Just like on the album cover, Thundercat’s “Drunk” will creepily surface into your regular playlist. Quirky but true musings? Check. Star collaborators? Double check. Sleek tunes to back it all up? Triple check. “Drunk” is the bassist, singer and producer’s third album. Based in Los Angeles, he is known for his playing and production on […]

Review: Justice League flashes potential, still a bust

Lupe Fiasco’s first solo album wanders aimlessly

After more than six years of disputing with his record label, Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco is finally independent. His sixth studio album, DROGAS Light, launched Feb. 10 as his first solo project. Lupe clawed his way out of his contract with Atlantic Records after numerous disputes over musical content and scheduled release dates. Even without […]

Review: Justice League flashes potential, still a bust

Old Souls In a New Age: 2017 Grammy Predictions

At this year’s Grammy Awards, some popular categories are not only stocked with nominees for millennial music lovers but also for fans of 90s and 00s music. The high-profile nominations of Beyonce, Drake, Kanye West, Chance the Rapper and other industry leaders at the 59th annual ceremony are not surprising. But a former R&B starlet, […]

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