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Review: Big Sean brings huge hits with even greater wordplay

By | Mar 4, 2015

Big Sean’s third studio album delivers with witty wordplay in “Dark Sky Paradise.”


Review: Overwhelming instrumentals drown out R&B soul

By | Feb 25, 2015

Rhythm and blues singer Raheem DeVaughn returns with “Love Sex Passion,” an overproduced album that sacrifices quality for quantity.


Review: ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ reflects band’s lack of cohesion

By | Feb 23, 2015

Following up their previous success in “Night Visions,” Imagine Dragons offers individual gems in a muddled overall album.


Review: Sisqo’s return marred by lackluster lyrical skills

By | Feb 19, 2015

After a fourteen year hiatus, R&B singer Sisqo returned for the last album in his “dragon trilogy.”


Review: Kodaline deviates from original sound in new release

By | Feb 17, 2015

Irish alternative-rock group Kodaline disappoints fans by straying from their signature, ghostly sound.


Review: Fifth Harmony’s debut album displays mature sound

By | Feb 12, 2015

“Reflection” marks a strong debut for Fifth Harmony, boasting girl-empowering lyrics and strong vocal range.


Review: ‘Full Speed’ can’t keep pace with hip-hop greats

By | Feb 11, 2015

Kid Ink’s newest album, “Full Speed,” bungles his genre with inconsistent style and lack of lyrical prowess.


Review: Indie band returns with album dedicated to fans

By | Jan 28, 2015

The Decemberists’ seventh studio album, “What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World,” pleases fans with an updated, folksy sound.


Review: Doo-wop and pop collide in Trainor’s new album

By | Jan 22, 2015

Though Meghan Trainor produces some catchy tunes in her newest album, “Title” devolves into a jumble of genres, making for a confusing listen.


Review: Vast sonic range propels ethereal hip-hop album

By | Dec 10, 2014

Fusing hip-hop, rap and ambient instrumentals, “A Constant Moth” effortlessly provides a new blend of electronic music.


Review: Boy band brings more mature melody to new album

By | Dec 3, 2014

One Direction returns with crowd-pleasing album.


Review: Chief Keef releases lo-fi mixtape independently

By | Dec 3, 2014

“Back from the Dead 2,” the latest mixtape from Chicago street rapper Chief Keef, is evidence that Keef has lost none of his talent after being dropped from Interscope Records.