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Review: Animal Collective latest can’t compare to previous

By | Feb 26, 2016

This album is interesting on its own but is disappointing when compared to the band’s previous catalog. Many might find this album enjoyable, and it is at times, but longtime fans could find themselves regretfully wanting to listen to Animal Collective’s other albums instead.


Review: Mýa’s emotional tracks soar

By | Feb 23, 2016

Smoove Jones” is an expression of the singer’s passion for music through her lyrics. It is evident that this project was a labor of love for Mýa as it was independently made and self-funded, which demonstrates her profound effort and commitment to this craft.


Review: Guest artists augment West’s latest success

By | Feb 22, 2016

Tracks like “Ultralight Beam” and “Real Friends” are superb, and the album’s themes of depression, marriage and fame are examined from various angles.


Review: Feel-good sitcom story lacks originality

By | Feb 21, 2016

“How to Be Single” feels like a lengthy, expensive sitcom. Although it has an amusing, rom-com vibe, the movie as a whole is just the lackluster story of a journey into the world of New York City through the eyes of a bachelorette’s morning hangover glasses.


Review: Generic album bores listeners

By | Feb 15, 2016

“American Idol” has produced only a handful of legitimate mainstream pop acts, and Lee DeWyze is not one of them.


Review: Struggle inspires heartfelt songs

By | Feb 14, 2016

“My Wild West” documents Lissie’s recent triumphs and tragedies with her music career, and these struggles, although somewhat tiresome, produced some really inspired music.


Review: ‘Khalifa’ impresses long-time fans

By | Feb 9, 2016

After great anticipation, Wiz Khalifa released his newest album, “Khalifa,” Feb. 5, following his single “Bake Sale,” featuring Houston artist Travis Scott, released Jan. 21. Though the rest of “Khalifa” might not have lived up to the buildup that “Bake Sale” established, it is worth the listen.


Review: Foxes’ electronic style exhilarates listeners

By | Feb 8, 2016

Her latest album shows her development as a musician and points to where she is heading from here. Many of the songs are reflections of her trying to find her own path, and it is clear that she has done just that with this latest project.


Review: Pop tracks starved of emotion and meaning

By | Feb 6, 2016

Perhaps Puth’s sound will change once he gets a few more pop hits on his record, but for now, all listeners can do is sit and wait for this cheesy production to end.


Review: Shearwater shows of its shear talent

By | Feb 5, 2016

Shearwater brings a new form of enjoyable indie rock with a mellow but upbeat feel in its newest album, “Jet and Plane Oxbow,” released Jan.


Review: Sia packs meaning into quirky tracks

By | Feb 3, 2016

This album takes the listener on their own journey and gives them the chance to make what they want of the meaning. There is almost nothing about this album that makes complete sense, but this works for Sia.


Review: Rihanna’s retrospective return excites

By | Feb 1, 2016

After much anticipation and following a three-year hiatus, Rihanna has returned to impress with the release of her eighth studio album, “Anti,” on Jan 28. Fans will enjoy listening to this familiar vibe but they will also discover a softer, rawer side of Rihanna that will inject something new and fresh into the mix.