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The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Harrys House album cover features Styles in a brightly lit, upside down room.

‘Harry’s House’ is filled with bittersweet happiness

Aashi Venkat May 23, 2022
Harry Styles’ third studio album blends mature lyrics with repetitively buoyant production
“Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers” is an emotionally complex record that aims to study Lamar’s insight through a more introspective lens than ever before.

‘Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers’ breaks down masculine identity

Aditya Shukla May 21, 2022
Kendrick Lamar’s newest release preaches reformation with mixed results
The album cover for Laurel Hell features Mitski in red while white lightning bolts surround her

“Laurel Hell” diverges from prior releases

Mikaylah Du and Aashi Venkat February 12, 2022
Mitski's sixth album experiments with unexplored themes
The Weeknds nostalgic album displays his creative evolution through a well-thought out track list and flowing lyrics.

‘Dawn FM’ flawlessly captures a new era of redemption and realization

Taryn Lam, Staff Writer January 14, 2022
The Weeknd pushes the boundaries by releasing one of the most well-polished albums of 2022
The album cover features Taylor Swift sitting in a red Chevrolet Cabriolet and wearing a red hat, establishing the significance of the color

‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ perfectly balances the old and the new

Aashi Venkat and Shivani Verma November 20, 2021
Taylor Swift’s second re-recorded album is a compelling add to her discography
The cover of FINNEAS debut album, Optimist, features several dancing figures suspended in air.

‘Optimist’ lacks originality and fails to impress

Shivani Verma and Kripa Mayureshwar October 25, 2021
FINNEAS’ debut album falls short of the bar he set in his previous music
“shut the f--- up talking to me” is the debut record of upcoming rapper and comedian Zack Fox. Following the release of his latest album teaser “fafo,” he released the seven-track debut on Oct. 15, 2021.

‘shut the f— up talking to me’ hits all of its shots

Aditya Shukla October 18, 2021
Comedian Zack Fox’s debut is explosive and unrelenting
Lil Nas Xs Debut Monteros colorful and eye-catching album cover

Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ is a mixed bag with many gems

Anika Sharma September 22, 2021
Lil Nas X’s debut album is an emotional and fascinating ride
Stray Kids’ newest comeback “NOEASY” is an amazing display of their growth

Stray Kids’ newest comeback “NOEASY” is an amazing display of their growth

April Wang, Staff Writer September 17, 2021
New album reaffirms Stray Kids’ unique musical style and versatility.
The cover features a hand reaching out towards a bright pink poison vial | Photo Courtesy Warner Bros Music

‘pretty poison’ is an absolute masterpiece

Irene Tang and Abdullah Memon September 12, 2021
Nessa Barrett releases chilling first EP
iKons Bobby poses in a choreographed fight for the U MAD MV

Bobby exceeds expectations with his second solo album ‘Lucky Man’

Tyler Cho January 31, 2021
The latest album from iKon’s main rapper merges vintage-inspired rap tones with new experimental styles
BE is a fusion of eccentric tunes, heartwarming tracks and sentimental ballads

BTS’s album ‘BE’ stands as the group’s most human gem

Annie Zhang November 24, 2020
The release of BTS’s new self-produced album depicts life in quarantine nostalgically
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