The Orion

New Hozier album is missing something

Hozier released his second album,

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

Lil Pump's sophomore album

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”

George Michael made a triumphant solo debut with

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


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

From left to right: Alex Turner (lead vocals, guitar), Jamie Cook (guitar), Nick O'Malley (bass, vocals), and Matt Helders (drums, vocals)
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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...

J. Cole once again does close to nothing

J. Cole's new album is disappointing.

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Mitchell Kret

May 2, 2018

J. Cole has presented yet another average album that his fans will treat like gospel while his haters will write off as trash without listening to a single track. Those who formulate their opinion after listening to "KOD" probably don’t have much more to say that they did on his last album. J....

Miguel makes his return with ‘War and Leisure’

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Niyat Teferi

December 6, 2017

It’s been more than two years since singer and songwriter Miguel has released his album. His highly anticipated fourth studio album titled “War and Leisure” is making waves with its psychedelic funky tunes and smooth vibes.“War and Leisure” consists of a 12-song track lis...

Odesza’s ‘A Moment Apart’ caters to euphoric electronic daydreams

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Alejandra Solorio

September 20, 2017

A journey through that which cannot be seen but rather felt, Odesza's release of "A Moment Apart" belongs to those otherworldly, ineffable moments. Utilizing radiant synth lines, similar to that of Flume and indie vocals like "Midnight City" from M83, the album takes the front seat on any chill-down, ...

Does “Luv is Rage 2” bring Luv or Rage

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Sophia Robledo-Borowy

September 4, 2017

On August 25, artist Lil Uzi Vert released his album “Luv is Rage 2,” which continues to sing about despair and betrayal over trap beats with his unique vocals.Lil Uzi has been a hot name for the past few years with viral songs such as “P’s and Q’s” and “Luv...

“Flower Boy” reveals softer side of Tyler, The Creator

Sophia Robledo-Borowy

August 28, 2017

On July 21, artist Tyler, The Creator, released “Flower Boy,” revealing a new, hidden side of himself. Tyler, The Creator’s music has been labeled homophobic because of his vulgarity in the past, but in “Flower Boy” he hints at himself being homosexual. “Flower Boy” debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 list and...

No nostalgia found in “Rainbow”

No nostalgia found in

Jafet Serrato

August 22, 2017

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

Starboy album cover. Photo courtesy of Common Grounds.

Rachel Reyes

January 31, 2017

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...

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