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Lana Del Reys newest album is a fascinating exploration of romance, self-reflection and Americana. The tracks are poignant and resonate with reality.

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

By Dariene Seifert, Staff Writer September 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...

As a whole, Cage the Elephants new album Social Cues is a disappointment. However, the individual tracks in the record are all well-composed and performed. The organization of the album leaves much to be desired.

Review: “Social Cues” disappoints as a whole

By Arleigh Rodgers, Staff Writer April 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...

LSD is the debut album of supergroup LSD comprised of Labrinth, Sia and Diplo. The album shows off each artists individual strengths while showing how well the three work together as a musical team.

Review: Psychedelic power album is a work of genius

By Avery Alexander, Assistant Life & Culture Editor April 21, 2019

Labrinth, Sia and Diplo joined forces and conceived an album, perfectly balancing their styles and strengths to produce a masterpiece that is as exceptional as its creators. “LSD” is a colorful,...

Kill This Love is a powerful record for Korean pop girl group BLACKPINK. The quartet have released one EP previously but comes back strong with their new album.

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

By Matilde Bechet, Staff Writer April 19, 2019

Four young women stand together firmly in front of hundreds of trumpets as brass blares in the background. The words “BLACKPINK in your area” ring out as the scenery quickly shifts to one of a woman...

Khalid introduces a pleasant album with Free Spirit. The record is perfect for summer and appropriate for all ages. The tracks invoke comforting feelings of nostalgia and range from joyful melodies to somber tunes.

Review: Khalid’s summery record flows with sunny spirit

By Noa Covell, Staff Writer April 16, 2019

Khalid’s new album, “Free Spirit,” is the record of the summer, made for wind-whipped midnight car rides, relaxing in bed on an easy Sunday afternoon with a cup of coffee or for a gloomy, rainy day...

Morbid Stuff confronts hardcore, deep topics and explores the bands sound. However, all of the songs sound relatively similar and blend together into an unidentifiable mess.

Review: Pop-rock album falls short

By Alex Hartzog, Staff Writer April 15, 2019

Having a unique sound can make or break a band. The group has to evoke a feeling that separates it from the rest of the crop, and PUP has remained consistent with its trademark sound in its newest album,...

WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? is a powerful record full of dynamic instrumentals, vocals and themes. Billie Eilish stakes her claim in the music industry with this album, placing herself as a talented and capable young artist.

Review: Billie Eilish’s record is a spectral dream

By Dariene Seifert, Staff Writer April 7, 2019

Two years after Billie Eilish catapulted onto the indie-alternative scene with her EP “dont smile at me,” the 17-year-old artist released her magnum opus of a debut album: “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP,...

LP3 reflects emo band American Footballs newfound maturity in recent years. The band has been on hiatus for years and this most recent album is a powerhouse, featuring guest artists and charmingly interesting instrumentals.

Review: Emotional LP twinkles

By Hannah Fitzpatrick April 1, 2019

If Illinois-based emo group American Football’s debut album, “LP1,” was an introduction to the band and their second album, “LP2,” a reintroduction about 17 years later, its latest release, “LP3,”...

The Cinematic Orchestra has been absent for years, with their last studio album released in 2007. This year, the group came back with To Believe, an expressive album that experiments with sounds and genres.

Review: Band comes back with dynamically soulful album

By Hannah Fitzpatrick March 25, 2019

It has been said that absence makes the heart grow fonder, which could explain the tendency to worship the comebacks of artists who have been off the radar for years. For British nu jazz and electronic...

Patty Griffin is a gentle commentary on the state of the world with confident vocals and humble instrumentals. Patty Griffin has been battling cancer and this album is a powerful return to the music scene for her.

Review: “Patty Griffin” is sensitive and worldly

By Arleigh Rodgers March 19, 2019

Perhaps the reason why Patty Griffin has decided to name her latest album after herself is because, above all else, her soothing and intimate voice dominates the stripped tracklist. Nothing else complements...

Distance Over Time is a nonchalant, mellow album that transcends Dream Theaters previous work. The music is simple and fresh, boasting pleasant vocals and meaningful lyrics.

Review: Dream Theater goes the distance with new album

By Noah Pincus March 4, 2019

Deep, angelic and beautiful are the most accurate descriptions for Dream Theater’s new album, “Distance Over Time.” The progressive metal group has returned with a more simple and practical approach...

Kehlanis newest mixtape was created over the course of a month and boasts beautiful lyrics and dynamic sound-layering. The mixtape keeps old and new fans hyped for what Kehlani is capable of.

Review: Khelani’s mixtape was worth the wait

By Hannah Fitzpatrick March 3, 2019

Last year was arguably one of the most successful years for R&B singer-songwriter Kehlani. She served as a supporting act on tours for artists like Demi Lovato and Halsey while promoting her major-label...

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