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October 17, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Indie-pop album embodies “All The Feels”

By | Oct 8, 2019

Fitz and The Tantrums, the six-person indie-pop and neo-soul band from Los Angeles is on a high note with its new album.

Review: Singer delivers outlandish addition to punk anthology

By | Sep 17, 2019

Iggy Pop is one of the few artists who perfectly represents the spirit of punk.

Review: Lana Del Rey offers somber self-reflection in album

By | Sep 8, 2019

Two years after taking a dreary look at Hollywood in “Lust For Life,” Lana Del Rey returns to her nostalgic roots with her sixth and latest record, “Norman F—— Rockwell!” The album cover features a painted blue sky and Del Rey with a male companion, reaching out to the camera, inviting the listener to join her.

Review: Loss and pain explored in moving R&B album

By | Sep 4, 2019

Raphael Saadiq’s 40-year-long music career is one well–versed in R&B.

Review: “Social Cues” disappoints as a whole

By | Apr 29, 2019

Cage the Elephant’s “Social Cues,” the American rock band’s fifth studio album, might appeal to its veteran fans, whose die-hard attitude toward the group will keep them listening if only out of loyalty.

Review: “Map of the Soul: Persona” is bounding with energy

By | Apr 28, 2019

Seven men run around a deserted, pastel city, dressed to the nines in the brightest colored clothes they have.

Review: Album from female K-pop group is a powerful offering

By | Apr 19, 2019

Four young women stand together firmly in front of hundreds of trumpets as brass blares in the background.

Review: “You Are Ok” album is more than just OK

By | Apr 14, 2019

The Maine has an empowering message for listeners: “You Are Ok.”
With the release of its seventh studio album, “You Are Ok,” alt-rock band The Maine put to rest the slow, emotional phase of its last era with this upbeat and cohesive set.

Review: Khelani’s mixtape was worth the wait

By | Mar 3, 2019

Last year was arguably one of the most successful years for R&B singer-songwriter Kehlani.

Review: SWMRS album it burning with passion

By | Feb 24, 2019

After Oakland-based punk-rock group SWMRS signed with New York City–based record label Fueled By Ramen and released its record label debut and overall third LP, “Drive North,” the band has returned to the punk scene with its follow-up, “Berkeley’s On Fire.”
The band itself initially got attention because of its drummer, Joey Armstrong — Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s son — but “Berkeley’s On Fire” combines eccentric tracks that blend together a multitude of punk, alt-rock and surf-rock elements, giving the band a separate, personal identity.

Review: “thank u, next” is a story about love, loss and self-discovery

By The Ithacan | Feb 16, 2019

Ariana Grande is what some might call a “problematic fave.” She is a human with flaws and is not exempt from making mistakes.

Review: Said The Whale record flounders

By The Ithacan | Feb 15, 2019

After the success of their previous album, “As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide,” in 2017, and after signing to Canadian indie label Arts & Crafts last year, Vancouver-based indie rockers Said the Whale are back with their sixth LP, “Cascadia.” Though Canadian magazines like “Exclaim!” and “Canadian Beats Media” have claimed this record to be one of the most anticipated albums of 2019, it fails to meet its high expectations, with bland vocals, confusing lyrics and cringey instrumentals.