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Lady Gaga’s most genuine album yet

Lady Gaga’s most genuine album yet

Vivian Jiang and Leanna Sun

June 8, 2020

On May 26, pop-artist Lady Gaga released her sixth studio electric-pop album “Chromatica,” reminding the world of when she first entered the music industry more than a decade ago with her dance-pop album, “The Fame.” Taking the world by storm with her unique electronic pop sound that made everyone wa...

‘Kid Krow’: Conan Gray’s debut album surpasses expectations

‘Kid Krow’: Conan Gray’s debut album surpasses expectations

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

March 31, 2020

onan Gray is an artist from a small town in Texas known for hit singles like “Maniac” and “Crush Culture,” often compared to the likes of singer-songwriter Lorde. Now, as someone who views Lorde as royalty, I went into my first listens of his earlier singles with high expectations — and was ...

‘3.15.20’ review: Exploring Childish Gambino’s last album

Childish Gambino's newest cover for album

Anish Vasudevan

March 27, 2020

Childish Gambino delivers somewhat dull final studio album

Keshi delivers handcrafted perfection once again with EP ‘bandaids’

Keshi delivers handcrafted perfection once again with EP ‘bandaids’

Annie Zhang

March 26, 2020

o-fi hip hop producer and musician Casey Luong, known professionally by stage name “Keshi,” is a Houston-based artist who produces musical pieces laced with nostalgic themes — bittersweet heartbreak and depression, to name a few. Keshi’s discography is a fusion of acoustic rhythm, melodramatic vulner...

‘COVID-19 Quarantine Party’ Playlist review

With the growing concern over COVID-19, a playlist was jokingly made to shine light on the situation.

Emily Xia

March 19, 2020

Pandemic-inspired Spotify playlist is more meaningful than meets the eye

The Weeknd’s single “Heartless” does not measure up to his musical legacy

The Weeknd’s single “Heartless” does not measure up to his musical legacy

Annie Zhang

December 5, 2019

The Weeknd reemerges into the music industry after a year-long hiatus with new track “Heartless”

Travis Scott: the unique sound of “Highest in the Room”

Travis Scott:  the unique sound of “Highest in the Room”

Anish Vasudevan

October 10, 2019

Rapper Travis Scott improves from previous work with new single “Highest in the Room”

Love, Taylor: A review of new album “Lover”

Love, Taylor: A review of new album

Emily Xia

September 10, 2019

Taylor Swift’s new album serves as a throwback for listeners

Blackbear trumps his musical artistry with fifth studio album “ANONYMOUS”

Blackbear trumps his musical artistry with fifth studio album

Annie Zhang

May 1, 2019

merging in the music industry in 2012, singer-songwriter, composer and producer Blackbear has graced alternative R&B enthusiasts with his heavy lyrical albums. Extolling the thrill of heartbreak, drug addiction and sex, Blackbear has produced streaming hits such as the double-platinum selling “Do Re M...

The sound of equality: Empowering songs for MLK Jr. Day

The sound of equality: Empowering songs for MLK Jr. Day

Emily Xia

January 13, 2019

A playlist of songs from various artists for MLK Jr. Day

The death of Lil Peep

The death of Lil Peep

Robert Borrego

November 30, 2017

n Nov. 15, 2017, rapper Lil Peep was found dead at the age of 21 inside his tour bus in Tucson, AZ. He died of a drug overdose, with Xanax and other drugs being discovered at the scene of his death. Police are also investigating the possibility that fentanyl was involved. To sophomore Aditi Kotha, a newer fan of Lil Peep, his sudden dea...