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‘Everything Now’ is an uninspired disappointment

‘Everything Now’ is an uninspired disappointment

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Reviews

"Everything Now" is by far the weakest album in Arcade Fire’s discography. Arcade Fire turns away from everything that made them likable and unsuccessfully attempts to become a dance music group. Arcade Fire is a Montreal-based Indie-Rock powerhouse; the members include Win Butler, Regine Chassagne,...

Drake’s new album is a let down

Drake’s new album is a let down

Josef Gonzalez, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016


Filed under A&E, Opinion

An astonishing amount of people were dying to hear Drake's latest album, "Views," which he released on April 29. Both Drake fans and hip-hop listeners were counting down the days to the album release since the day Drake mentioned his new album. The album had a lot of hype around it, especially on...

New Kanye album is worth the wait

New Kanye album is worth the wait

Josef Gonzalez, Staff Writer

March 2, 2016


Filed under A&E

After many years of waiting, Kanye West finally released his seventh studio album on Feb. 14, 2016, called "The Life of Pablo." He released "The Life of Pablo" exclusively on tidal.com (a music service owned by Kanye and Jay-Z) which led to a lot of people pirating it. The album is in high demand a...

One-man band brings an oddly charming album

One-man band brings an oddly charming album

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer

January 26, 2016


Filed under A&E

Brendon Urie as Panic! at the Disco comes back strong with the album "Death Of A Bachelor." The first song on the album, "Victorious," sets an entirely justified celebratory scene for the rest of "Death Of A Bachelor." It's unsurprising that "Death Of A Bachelor" has large amount of variety, because...

‘X Factor’ winners have successful first album

‘X Factor’ winners have successful first album

Adriana Ramirez, Staff Writer

January 15, 2015


Filed under A&E, Top News

Many reality TV show contestants aspire to have a successful music career. It seems like Alex and Sierra are on their way. In 2013, Alex and Sierra won the third and final season of "The X Factor USA," a competition searching for musical talent. Although Alex Kinsey and Sierra Deaton, both born...

‘Four’ is just another pop album

‘Four’ is just another pop album

Kiera Pendleton-White, Staff Writer

November 21, 2014


Filed under A&E

One Direction has created another album that has the same pop sound and theme as their other three. "Four" is the fourth album that One Direction has released since they were formed by Simon Cowell on the UK version of the X-Factor in 2010. The members of One Direction had a larger influence on...

The Used album expresses uniqueness

The Used album expresses uniqueness

Alex Lay, Staff Writer

April 8, 2014


Filed under A&E

The album "Imaginary Enemy" by The Used expresses true rock sound in its own way. Many aspects of rock of rock and roll that make it rock and roll are expressed throughout the album, a quality that is missing in most of the music in today's world. The band The Used is famous for their high quality...

Schoolboy Q’s new album reveals what fans are looking for

Schoolboy Q’s new album reveals what fans are looking for

Ravina Gujral, Staff Writer

March 27, 2014


Filed under A&E

Coming out with his third album, "Oxymoron," Schoolboy Q has impressed many fans and is on his way to becoming a larger artist than he already is due to his unique music style. Known off stage as Quincy Matthew Hanley, the rapper has topped iTunes’  hip hop and rap charts for weeks after his album was...

Bear Hands album expresses individuality

Bear Hands album expresses individuality

Alex Lay, Staff Writer

February 27, 2014


Filed under A&E

Bear Hands album “Distraction” excited and surprised both the new and the old fans with their unique style and passionate songs. The alternative band has a very different type of music that can both attract and repel listeners, given their individual way of expressing music. “‘Distraction’ ...

Broken Bells album excels

Broken Bells album excels

February 16, 2014


Filed under Campus

Broken Bells released their new album “After the Disco” on Feb. 4, exciting and surprising fans. “After the Disco” features many songs that have been added to the top rotations of popular alternative radio stations, including “Holding on for Life.” “‘After the Disco’ is an album that everyone can enjoy. It perfectly ties together a group of songs that set an amazing e...

Young the Giant album delights

Young the Giant album delights

Alex Lay, Staff Writer

January 29, 2014


Filed under A&E

Young the Giant’s album released on Jan. 17, 2014 exceeded expectations and explores the depths of love and hope throughout each song. “‘Mind Over Matter’ is a great album that flows very well from song to song. The titles of the songs are significant providing insight to their meaning and attracting l...

The Jai Paul album that wasn’t

The Jai Paul album that wasn’t

April 17, 2013


Filed under A&E

It's a good sign for an artist when two of their songs in the space of five years catapult them into the upper echelon of anticipated work. For Jai Paul, the British producer/crooner/enigma those two tracks were "BTSTU," in 2007 and "Jasmine" in 2012. The performer gained so much buzz that Paul...

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