El Estoque

Summer 2020 music releases provide needed relief during COVID-19

The album art for Juice WRLD's posthumous rap album

Gauri Manoj

September 13, 2020

Students discuss new releases and how COVID-19 has influenced the music industry

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...

Yung Lean shows progress on ‘Starz’

 ‘Starz’ is Lean’s most complete and well-produced album yet

Sean Yagi, Staff Writer

May 22, 2020

‘Starz’ is Lean’s most complete and well-produced album yet

‘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...

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

Album cover art for Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats' new album, UNLOCKED

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

Both the title and cover of Mathers' latest album pay homage to Alfred Hitchcock's album of the same title.

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