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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: 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.


Review: Generic album bores listeners

By | Feb 15, 2016

“American Idol” has produced only a handful of legitimate mainstream pop acts, and Lee DeWyze is not one of them.


Review: Struggle inspires heartfelt songs

By | Feb 14, 2016

“My Wild West” documents Lissie’s recent triumphs and tragedies with her music career, and these struggles, although somewhat tiresome, produced some really inspired music.


Review: ‘Khalifa’ impresses long-time fans

By | Feb 9, 2016

After great anticipation, Wiz Khalifa released his newest album, “Khalifa,” Feb. 5, following his single “Bake Sale,” featuring Houston artist Travis Scott, released Jan. 21. Though the rest of “Khalifa” might not have lived up to the buildup that “Bake Sale” established, it is worth the listen.


Review: Foxes’ electronic style exhilarates listeners

By | Feb 8, 2016

Her latest album shows her development as a musician and points to where she is heading from here. Many of the songs are reflections of her trying to find her own path, and it is clear that she has done just that with this latest project.


Review: Pop tracks starved of emotion and meaning

By | Feb 6, 2016

Perhaps Puth’s sound will change once he gets a few more pop hits on his record, but for now, all listeners can do is sit and wait for this cheesy production to end.


Review: Shearwater shows of its shear talent

By | Feb 5, 2016

Shearwater brings a new form of enjoyable indie rock with a mellow but upbeat feel in its newest album, “Jet and Plane Oxbow,” released Jan.