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Review: 2000s band’s nostalgic tracks please

By | Mar 22, 2016

3 Door’s Down’s signature 2000s rock-band style is unmistakable on its previous albums, and “Us and the Night” is no exception.


Review: Deeper themes spell success for Disney

By | Mar 21, 2016

The decision of directors Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Jared Bush to tackle issues of prejudice through the animal world was a gutsy move — one that ultimately paid off.


Review: Kendrick Lamar’s surprise album stuns

By | Mar 8, 2016

Lamar is one of the few artists in the music industry who truly captures the raw emotions and difficulties of living in a system of oppression.


Review: Mythology-inspired story fails on screen

By | Mar 7, 2016

There would have been a suitable audience for “Gods of Egypt” had it managed not to bury its crowd-pleasing production design in a mess of a story. But the film’s ultimate destination is undoubtedly the burial chamber or underneath the sands of the ceaseless desert wind.


Review: Garratt’s style shifts create exciting album

By | Mar 7, 2016

Much of the album sizzles with a popping energy courtesy of Garratt’s piercing falsetto and an inclination toward a style that’s constantly changing.


Review: Country icon’s cover album is a breath of fresh air

By | Mar 3, 2016

Nelson’s voice doesn’t quite have the same energy as it did when he was younger, but it’s sure to please any fan of his, whether they are fans of country or just fans of the American songbook.


Review: Historical film depicts triumphant story

By | Mar 2, 2016

“Race” is a story about succeeding against adversity set against the backdrop of a racist world in 1930s America and pre-war Nazi Germany.


Review: Synth sounds and raw lyrics strike success for The 1975

By | Mar 1, 2016

From start to finish, “I Like It When You Sleep” is strikingly different from the debut album, but The 1975 lets longtime fans know it’s still the same group from before through pretentious lyrics and beautiful compositions.


Review: Yung Lean’s latest falls short

By | Feb 29, 2016

Lean’s third studio album, “Warlord,” is no exception. Released Feb. 25, “Warlord” is both an expected and refreshing mix of Lean’s signature, heavily synthesized sound. Throughout the album, Lean’s, monotone voice dominates each track, making the entire thing hard to listen to all at once.


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.