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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
Lovesick Girls, the title track of Blackpinks The Album, evokes feelings of 2010s pop nostalgia.

Blackpink’s ‘The Album’ shows stagnant artistic creativity

Annie Zhang October 6, 2020
K-pop girl group Blackpink’s first full length album fails to present musical growth despite being flavorful
ILLUSTRATION | TYLER CHO AND SHRESHTA RANGANATHAN

K-pop’s cultural appropriation issue

Tyler Cho and Irene Tang September 19, 2020
Students and alumni weigh in on problematic racial representation within the Korean 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...

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