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Ed Sheerans newest album, Autumn Variations, is his first album released through his own record label A Gingerbread Man Records.

‘Autumn Variations’ is a breath of fresh fall air

By Jadyn Davis, Staff Writer October 3, 2023
After spending more than a decade releasing albums with mathematical titles, Ed Sheeran’s latest album, “Autumn Variations,” is a breath of fresh fall air because this is the first of Sheeran’s albums that he released independently through his record label, A Gingerbread Man Records.
Review: Singles of the Week 9/8

Review: Singles of the Week 9/8

By Molly Fitzsimons, Co-Life and Culture Editor September 15, 2023

Song name: “RN” Artist: Joey Valence & Brae  Release date: 9/8 Record label: JVB RECORDS Review: Joey Valence & Brae released their new song “RN” Sept. 8, following their hit...

Review: Singles of the week 8/25

Review: Singles of the week 8/25

By Molly Fitzsimons, Co-Life and Culture Editor September 1, 2023
Singles for the week of 8/25.
American Authors’ last album, “Seasons,” released in February 2019, was a step away from the band’s original folk-rock sound, featuring synthesizers and drum pads. “Counting Down” lives up to the high expectations in quality that the band set with its earlier albums.

Review: Rock band struggles into pop genre

By Ally True, Contributing Writer September 29, 2020
“Counting Down” lives up to the high expectations in quality that American Authors' set with its earlier albums.
In her new album Chromatica, Lady Gaga sings about facing her struggles with mental and physical health and accepting her flaws. The album perfectly balances a serious tone with up-beat music.

Review: Lady Gaga sets personal struggles to dance music

By Dariene Seifert June 12, 2020
In her new album "Chromatica", Lady Gaga sings about facing her struggles with mental and physical health and accepting her flaws.
kelsea is a beautiful, self-titled exploration of the singer Kelsea Ballerinis life. The album features empowering pop songs and old-school country with a feature from pop artistHalsey.

Review: Ballerini subverts country music norms

By Dylan Campbell April 26, 2020
"kelsea" features empowering pop songs and old-school country with a feature from pop artistHalsey.
Selena Gomez returns to the pop music scene with a dynamic and soul-bearing album. Rare displays Gomezs excellent lyricism and stunning pop tracks, and the album stands as her most memorable.

Review: Album glows with singer’s empowering confidence

By Gabrielle Topping January 21, 2020

Selena Gomez’s newest album, “Rare,” is a refreshing and honest collection of 13 songs that showcases both her heartache and her triumphant return to music after prioritizing her mental health.  “Rare,”...

WICB Music Director Lexie Thomas writes that modern rock encompasses many kinds of music.

Commentary: Modern Rock influences music across genres

By Lexie Thomas October 23, 2019
Next time you hit shuffle on your favorite playlist, try listening outside the confines of your typical music genres. Do you hear the modern rock?
Poppy is the bizarre pop star who rose to prominence after she released several strange videos on Youtube. Poppy.computer is her debut album and maintains her quirky tone.

Review: Bizarre pop star goes far in ‘Poppy.Computer’

By Dariene Seifert, Contributing Writer October 9, 2017
Poppy is more than that girl who makes weird shorts on YouTube — she captivates audiences with her music, just like with her peculiar videos.

Review: Lady Gaga shows her sentimental side with ‘Joanne’

By Ashley Wolf, Staff Writer October 31, 2016
Lady Gaga combines traditional country, folk, classic-rock and pop genres to inspire her fifth studio album’s mature sound.

Shak + Riri (No Homo)

By Jared Wolf February 6, 2014

At some point in the very recent past, a group of men gathered in the glossy cartoon factory where pop music is made, its smokestacks churning cotton candy, and discussed just how to promote their latest...

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