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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


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Music, Reviews

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


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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


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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


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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


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

Music: Daft Punk’s un-ironic foray into the past is worth a listen

Music: Daft Punk’s un-ironic foray into the past is worth a listen

Yimeng Han

May 15, 2013


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What is weirder: the idea of a masked robotic duo creating vintage, funky music or the fact that their experiment mostly works? Whatever the reason may be, Daft Punk’s cold and futuristic style works exceptionally well with the hooks, beats and indulgent rhythms of the ‘80s music they chose to emu...

Music: Is will.i.am’s ‘#willpower’ brilliant, awful or both?

Music: Is will.i.am’s ‘#willpower’ brilliant, awful or both?

Yimeng Han

April 19, 2013


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Mixed Reviews is a feature where we examine recently released songs and albums with perspectives from two different reporters. This week we listened to an album from will.i.am, purveyor of hip-hop. Smitha’s take: “#willpower” works. I did not expect that. To be very clear, I am not a will.i.am....

Music: Seasoned artist Josh Groban bores with ‘All That Echoes’

Music: Seasoned artist Josh Groban bores with ‘All That Echoes’

Margaret Lin

February 6, 2013


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Groban proves himself to be the Taylor Swift of the pop rock world. Read More »...

MUSIC: ’Lotus’ wilts from start to finish

MUSIC: ’Lotus’ wilts from start to finish

Margaret Lin

November 16, 2012


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Aguilera’s fifth album a chaotic, misguided flop Read More »