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FKA Twigs brings pop from the future on ‘MAGDALENE’

FKA Twigs brings pop from the future on ‘MAGDALENE’

Kati Morris

November 12, 2019

An eccentric, multi-faceted artist, Tahliah Barnett, better known as FKA Twigs has earned a dedicated following since her 2014 debut, "LP1." Her work, often seen as genre ambiguous, experiments with trip-hop, R&B and electronic music. Now, Twigs turns emotional turmoil into triumph with the beautiful ...

‘There existed an addiction to blood’: horror meets hip-hop

‘There existed an addiction to blood’: horror meets hip-hop

Kati Morris

October 31, 2019

In their latest concept album, rapper Daveed Diggs and producer group Clipping, comprised of William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, tap into the world of horror film tropes.Through the lens of the horror genre, Clipping analyzes racial politics like a Jordan Peele movie. The trio have become well-versed in ...

Big Thief releases second great album this year

Big Thief releases second great album this year

Kati Morris

October 21, 2019

Having only been together for about four years now, Big Thief has quickly become a revered group in indie circles. Their 2017 album, “Capacity” was a landmark for the genre; an intricate and intimate folk album that tackled dark subjects with gentle attention.When Big Thief released "U.F.O....

Angel Olsen writes a masterpiece with ‘All Mirrors’

Angel Olsen writes a masterpiece with ‘All Mirrors’

Kati Morris

October 14, 2019

Angel Olsen’s music has always been confessional. Whether she writes twangy, Americana style folk like on her 2014 debut album "Burn Your Fire for No Witness" or venturing into straight-up jukebox rock ‘n’ roll, like on her 2016 album "MY WOMAN".On her fourth studio album, Olsen tak...

‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ and so is my heart

‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ and so is my heart

Melissa Joseph

September 17, 2019

Comprised of 17 songs with 10 featured artists, Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” is an experimental masterpiece that combines genres ranging from rock to pop and everything in between.Malone’s third studio album came as a surprise, with its sudden release and already c...

Billie Eilish debut album doesn’t mess around

Billie Eilish debut album doesn’t mess around

Rayanne Painter

April 5, 2019

She’s dark, moody, cynical, but somehow soft. Billie Eilish isn’t your typical 17-year-old.Looming on the horizon as one of the most anticipated albums of the past few months (or years), Eilish finally released her “anti-pop” debut album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO ...

NAV’s new album as boring as expected

NAV’s new album as boring as expected

Mitchell Kret

March 29, 2019

NAV released his second studio album “Bad Habits” through The Weeknd’s XO label. I could stop the article here because the album is so mundane that there's nothing that could change anyone’s mind about the artist. If someone enjoys the monotony of every other NAV project, they wi...

New Hozier album is missing something

New Hozier album is missing something

Rayanne Painter

March 4, 2019

Six years ago, Andrew Hozier-Byrnes’ “Take Me to Church” took off in the charts as a surprise folk-gospel Top 40 hit. His self-titled debut album gained popularity as well when released a year later, with both the folk crowd and pop followers that had discovered him from his smash hi...

Three rappers deliver their albums exactly as expected

Three rappers deliver their albums exactly as expected

Mitchell Kret

February 28, 2019

Three rising stars of rap released their albums the night of Feb. 21, offering rap fans a variety of one-dimensional music. Gunna, Lil Pump and Offset all had albums that are landmarks of their career, however; all show that they heavily rely on their individual music styles. Offset, who gained popularity as a mem...

On This Day: George Michael explores love and spirituality with “Faith”

On This Day: George Michael explores love and spirituality with “Faith”

Natalie Hanson

October 30, 2018

By 1986, George Michael had grown weary with the "teenybopper" image of his group, Wham!, and decided to go solo. He began writing and recording his own material. This would lead to his first solo album "Faith," which took the Grammy for Album of the Year in 1989.And what an album it is. Michael played a ...

Eminem’s new album ‘Kamikaze’ hits the ground running hard

Eminem’s new album ‘Kamikaze’ hits the ground running hard

Alex Coba

September 6, 2018

Eminem's back and he's not only angry, he's out for blood. and to say it's the most entertaining thing to hear right now would be an understatement. The rapper released his surprise new album “Kamikaze” on August 31 and he's serving out disses left and right.After the critically panned &#...

Arctic Monkeys mark the end of a five-year hiatus with a stellar comeback album

Arctic Monkeys mark the end of a five-year hiatus with a stellar comeback album

Angel Ortega

May 15, 2018

Arctic Monkey’s sixth studio album "Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino" delivers an exceptional rock album. Arctic Monkeys are an alternative/indie rock band from High Green, Sheffield, England. Its 2005 debut album "Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not" marked their breakthrough into the mainstream, making it the fastest-se...

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