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No nostalgia found in “Rainbow”

No nostalgia found in “Rainbow”

Jafet Serrato

August 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Kesha's first album "Rainbow," in over five years came out August 11, amid allegations of sexual assault from Dr. Luke.The last time Kesha fans heard her vocals was in 2012-2013, with hits like "Die Young," and "Timber," featuring Latino sensation Pitbull.This album feels more country and folk than her usual sound, which makes fans miss...

Music Reveiw: The Weeknd

Music Reveiw: The Weeknd

Rachel Reyes

January 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Starboy - The WeekndRate: 4/52016 was a great year for music, but one album really grasped my attention: Starboy by The Weeknd. After being truly disappointed by Kiss Land and Beauty Behind the Madness, Starboy has officially become my favorite album of the year. The Weeknd released Trilogy in 2012, ma...

Alicia Keys’ ‘HERE’ discusses race, music, gender, politics and more

Alicia Keys’ ‘HERE’ discusses race, music, gender, politics and more

Rylee Pedotti

November 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

Alicia Keys has long been revered for her vocal prowess and soulful awareness. In a time where artists are using candid self-reflection to deliver honest and forthcoming projects, Alicia Keys delivers with her most recent release. In a statement to fans posted to her website, Keys confesses that HERE aligns with this trend of transparency, "On this al...

Lady Gaga silences critics

Lady Gaga silences critics

Rylee Pedotti

October 24, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The Gaga regime is once again blasting forward with the release of "Joanne."Following a dismal performance by her 2013 LP, "Artpop," Lady Gaga and her global troupe of Little Monsters knew the release of the megastar's fifth studio album would be most pivotal.Purposefully and delicately crafted, the album projects itself a...

Fallujah’s ‘Dreamless’ adds darker elements

Fallujah’s ‘Dreamless’ adds darker elements

Tom Sundgren

May 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

San Francisco’s atmospheric metal band Fallujah just released their third album, “Dreamless,” on April 29. Their unique blend of extreme and ethereal melodies, progressive song structures and underlying cosmic layers are as present as ever. But the sound overall stands out darker th...

Study Break: Hello Biplane ‘Line’ Album Review

Study Break: Hello Biplane ‘Line’ Album Review

Michael Quiring

April 25, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Hello Biplane, an acoustic duo made up of artists Spencer Goertz-Giffen and Braden Young, recently released their seventh album titled "Line."The band was formed in Lawrence, Kan., but is now part of the local music scene here in Chico. "Line" is a relatively short listen and plays all the way through ...

Study Break: The Birds of Prey ‘Am I Just an Animal’ Album Review

Study Break: The Birds of Prey ‘Am I Just an Animal’ Album Review

Michael Quiring

April 11, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

New York City experimental rock band The Birds of Prey just finished their first eleven-track album titled "Am I Just An Animal." The album plays like a musical roller coaster due to the incorporation of many musical genres such as folk, hard rock and funk. At one moment, a song will play wit...

Study Break: Pharrell Williams “GIRL” Album Review

Study Break: Pharrell Williams “GIRL” Album Review

Nicole Santos

March 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Singer, producer and multi-track instrumentalist Pharrell Williams released his second full-length album “GIRL” March 3.There is not much happening lyrically in the album; Williams barely scratches the surface of anything personal or revealing.However, he delivers several infections dance t...

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