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The debut album of mxmtoon is a beautiful look into the mind of a modern teen

The debut album of mxmtoon is a beautiful look into the mind of a modern teen

Rachel McCrea, Staff Writer

September 21, 2019

Independent artist mxmtoon's debut album, “the masquerade,” is a raw, honest, and gorgeous testament to the modern teenager. Mxmtoon (pronounced em-ex-em-toon), or “Maia,” as fans know her, is 19 years old and has been creating music since she first started singing in her middle school band...

Billie Eilish’s debut album presents an unconventional approach to pop music

Billie Eilish’s debut album presents an unconventional approach to pop music

Anika Bhatnagar, Staff Writer

May 5, 2019

Billie Eilish's debut album “When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?” brings a variety of unique yet cohesive songs that are reshaping the norm of pop. Eilish is a 17-year-old American singer and songwriter. Eilish’s 21-year-old brother Finneas O'Connell, produces and collaborates on much of ...

Panic! At the Disco releases songs for upcoming album, ‘Pray for the Wicked’

Panic! At the Disco releases songs for upcoming album, ‘Pray for the Wicked’

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018

Panic! At the Disco announced that they will release their sixth album, “Pray for the Wicked,” this summer on June 22. To stir up the excitement even more for fans, lead singer Brendon Urie previewed their new album by releasing two new singles, “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” and “(F**k a)...

Logic’s new album, ‘Bobby Tarantino II’ is meaningless but amazing

Logic’s new album, ‘Bobby Tarantino II’ is meaningless but amazing

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018

Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, more commonly known as Logic, has been showcasing his constant struggle to find his identity through his music. His previous album, “Everybody,” presented his struggle with race, view of humanity, and depression, which showed how he was able to relate to many peopl...

‘Black Panther: The Album’ reigns independent from the film

‘Black Panther: The Album’ reigns independent from the film

Katrina Wiebenson, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

Marvel’s movie “Black Panther” continues to dominate the box office, taking in another $108 million in its second weekend of release. Kendrick Lamar’s latest companion album, “Black Panther: The Album” sold a total of 131,000 copies to remain at Number One on Billboard's Top 100. Howe...

‘Everything Now’ is an uninspired disappointment

‘Everything Now’ is an uninspired disappointment

Charlie McBrian, Staff Writer

October 29, 2017

"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

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

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 27, 2016

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

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

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

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...

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