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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

October 17, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Letter to the Editor: Misogyny doesn’t count as critique

By | Feb 19, 2019

But, there is a marked difference between smart commentary and lazy writing; West’s review is the latter.

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: “thank u, next” is shallow and tastelessly underhanded

By | Feb 12, 2019

“Thank u, next,” the latest two-week effort from one of the world’s most popular singers, triumphs in showcasing all the negative parts of who Ariana Grande is and all of the frivolous reasons why she makes music.

Review: Maggie Rogers’ album is full of heart

By | Jan 27, 2019

In 2016, an undergraduate student at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University played a demo for Pharrell Williams, who was teaching a master class at the time.

Review: Singles for the week of 1/20

By | Jan 20, 2019

“7 rings”
Ariana Grande
Released Jan.

Review: Singles for the week of 11/9

By | Nov 9, 2018

 
thank u, next
Ariana Grande
Released Nov.

Review: ‘Bloom’ balances dance beats and biting ballads

By | Sep 9, 2018

In the album, Sivan brings a balance of bouncy bops and heartfelt ballads as well as contrasting techno beats with soft instrumentals.

Review: Trap influences infuse party pop in “Sweetener”

By | Aug 27, 2018

“Sweetener” brings a much-needed, quirky energy to a genre in which it’s all too easy to pump out stale, predictable hits.

Review: Singles for the week of 4/20

By | Apr 20, 2018

 
“No Tears Left to Cry”
Ariana Grande
Released April 19
Republic Records
Ariana Grande uses her signature belting vocals as accents, focusing instead on rattling drums and a synth that sounds directly inspired by old-school Madonna.

Review: Grande proves powerful with new album

By | May 30, 2016

The title track of the album, “Dangerous Woman,” left an imprint on her fan base — who are referred to as the Arianators — and the general public alike, when it was released in March. Notwithstanding the great array of songs on the album, this single is particularly impactful — Grande’s use of lyricism and instrumentation leave a mark on listeners.