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April 19, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Retrospective lyrics mark change in style

By | Apr 11, 2016

Even if every listener hasn’t experienced the trifecta of feelings The Lumineers portray in this album, the band paints such a vivid picture through the imagery in its lyrics that anyone can relate.

Review: Summer-inspired tracks spell success for Weezer

By | Apr 5, 2016

Weezer has definitely made some changes to its sound but surely did not disappoint. Although summer is not yet here, listeners may be fooled as they kick back and give the album a listen.

Review: Tacocat’s punk-rock style impresses fans

By | Apr 4, 2016

The Seattle-based feminist pop-rock quartet revels in its ’90s-punk, Riot grrrl stylings, enthusiastically wearing its old-school influences on its sleeves. This is ultimately what makes “Lost Time,” the group’s third album, as enjoyable as it is.

Review: Zayn impresses after leaving One Direction

By | Mar 28, 2016

Zayn has done a complete 180 on his first studio album as a solo artist. The album isn’t filled with cheesy love songs, but rather with songs that are more soulful and emotional.

Review: Birdy’s raw talent soars

By | Mar 28, 2016

“Beautiful Lies” is a 14-track album that tests Birdy’s vocal ability more than anything else in her music career thus far.

Review: Emotional lyrics give life to Stefani’s latest

By | Mar 22, 2016

After an almost 10-year break, American singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani released her third solo album, “This Is What the Truth Feels Like,” on March 18.

Review: 2000s band’s nostalgic tracks please

By | Mar 22, 2016

3 Door’s Down’s signature 2000s rock-band style is unmistakable on its previous albums, and “Us and the Night” is no exception.

Review: Kendrick Lamar’s surprise album stuns

By | Mar 8, 2016

Lamar is one of the few artists in the music industry who truly captures the raw emotions and difficulties of living in a system of oppression.

Review: Garratt’s style shifts create exciting album

By | Mar 7, 2016

Much of the album sizzles with a popping energy courtesy of Garratt’s piercing falsetto and an inclination toward a style that’s constantly changing.

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.