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‘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

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

Denzel Curry’s “UNLOCKED” Doesn’t Miss a Beat

Denzel Curry’s “UNLOCKED” Doesn’t Miss a Beat

Sean Yagi, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats link up and release a short 17 minute banger of an EP

Eminem’s “Music to Be Murdered By” shows little innovation

Eminem’s “Music to Be Murdered By” shows little innovation

Sean Yagi, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

Eminem’s new album is unfocused and suffers from a lack of identity

Kanye West’s album “Jesus is King” is 27 minutes in heaven

Kanye West’s album “Jesus is King” is 27 minutes in heaven

Anish Vasudevan

November 4, 2019

West’s newest gospel-inspired project shows a transformation of his work

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

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

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 “ANONYMOUS”

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...

Album comparison: One Direction’s Made in the A.M. vs. Justin Bieber’s Purpose

Album comparison: One Direction’s Made in the A.M. vs. Justin Bieber’s Purpose

Neha Patchipala

November 18, 2015

Justin Bieber and One Direction: two popular names in today’s music industry with huge followings that mostly consist of screaming, diehard teenage girls who are probably in deep contemplation over which album to listen to. Bieber’s album Purpose is his fourth studio album and One Direction’s album...

Music: Bad Seed Rising’s ‘Charm City’ EP is not charming

Music: Bad Seed Rising’s ‘Charm City’ EP is not charming

Sarah Ramos

May 20, 2014

Emerging rock group lacks edge and uniqueness. Read More »...

MUSIC: Bastille’s ‘All This Bad Blood’ masterfully blends contrasting elements

MUSIC: Bastille’s ‘All This Bad Blood’ masterfully blends contrasting elements

Athira Penghat

November 30, 2013

Mixing melancholy lyrics and upbeat instrumentals, acoustics and synths, the British alternative rock band creates a catchy yet meaningful album. Read More »...

Music: Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’ is a step toward musical maturity

Music: Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’ is a step toward musical maturity

Shuyi Qi

September 26, 2013

Switching to an old-school rock style, the British indie rock band enters new musical territory with positive results. Read More »...