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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 Tell Me That Its Over album cover features Wallows on a roof with trees and a blue sky behind them.

“Tell Me That It’s Over” is beautifully bittersweet

Krish Dev and Aashi Venkat March 31, 2022
Wallows’ new album contrasts gut wrenching lyrics with an upbeat production
Released on the first day of spring, Red Velvet’s newest EP offers the perfect bright songs to start off the spring season.

“Feel My Rhythm” is a spring gem

Aashna Patel and Angela Zhang March 24, 2022

On March 21, Korean pop girl group Red Velvet released its 9th EP titled “The ReVe Festival 2022: Feel My Rhythm” as an extension of the three-part, carnival-themed “The ReVe Festival” series it...

The cover image of 30 is a simple yet impactful headshot of Adele.

“30” is an excellent showcase of vulnerability

Kripa Mayureshwar and Irene Tang November 28, 2021
Adele’s first album in six years is an emotional masterpiece
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 chemistry between the Mars and .Paak is shown to great levels in these nine tracks, and are enough to set this record as one of the best albums released in 2021.

‘An Evening with Silk Sonic’ shoots high with honeyed nostalgia

Aditya Shukla November 19, 2021
Shimmering flares of soul and funk enthralls in this Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak debut
Blackpink Rosé’s debut EP ‘R’ is an underwhelming miss

Blackpink Rosé’s debut EP ‘R’ is an underwhelming miss

Annie Zhang March 14, 2021
Although artistically crafted, ‘R’ is generically forgettable and doesn’t present all of Rosé’s soloist potential
‘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...

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...

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The music never ends: Remembering SHINee member Jonghyun

Claire Yang February 2, 2018
The release of SHINee Jonghyun’s album after his passing
The grungy fashion of the album art, featuring lead singer Francheska Pastor, is hardly reflected in the music. Source: Warner Music Group.

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

Sarah Ramos May 20, 2014

Emerging rock group lacks edge and uniqueness. With a grungy cover and raunchy song titles such as “Timebomb” and “Wolves at the Door,” it initially appears that Warner Music Group’s new...

A$AP Rocky spins a broken record

A$AP Rocky spins a broken record

Morahd Shawki January 16, 2013

A$AP Rocky’s talent for rapping cannot be denied, pure and simple. His knack for changing his flow is still unmatched by the vast majority of modern rappers. He can break out and spit lyrics at blinding...

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