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‘War & Leisure’ wins the battle

‘War & Leisure’ wins the battle

By Gianella Ordonez

December 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

M iguel, R&B/soul artist, has been under the radar since he released his last album, “Wildheart.” However, his newest work might propel him into the stardom he’s always deserved. Not only has Miguel resurrected the true meaning of R&B/soul music in “War & Leisure,” he has rejuven...

Tove Lo’s new album loses characteristic grit

Tove Lo’s new album loses characteristic grit

By Renee Wang

December 8, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

P erhaps most known for the explicit hit single “Habits (Stay High),” Swedish pop phenomenon Tove Lo is back with her third album, “Blue Lips,” which offers a new dimension to her previously raw and gritty tune. “Habits (Stay High),” with its surge in popularity, was forever etched into Lo’s musical iden...

‘Everyday is Christmas’ cheerfully kicks off the holiday season

‘Everyday is Christmas’ cheerfully kicks off the holiday season

By Kate Gabrielson

December 4, 2017


Filed under Music, Uncategorized

Although I enjoy turning on the radio in December and singing along to the classic Christmas carols as much as, if not more than, the next person, I must confess I get tired of hearing the same played-out covers my grandparents likely listened to in the 1940s. By late December every year, my reaction is t...

The ‘thrill’ was worth the wait

By Ryan Ng Newman

November 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

For the most part, love songs these days are repetitive and predictable. Therefore, I do not particularly buy into to the typical tunes that boast heartache and unfinished relationships. However, Sam Smith's second studio album "The Thrill of It All," has pleasantly surprised me. One of the...

Listen to the entire album and you’ll see why

By Indira Cockerill

May 19, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

While having heard a song on the radio, you could say it was love at first song. Then as the weeks go on, replaying the song one too many time, it grows stale and I unlimitedly become bored of the song which I had once loved. While in the moment it’s satisfying, the listener is missing out on many ot...

The search is over

The search is over

By Katie Snell

April 22, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Unlike some of his older, optimistic and playful music, John Mayer’s new album “The Search for Everything” is brutally honest about the pain of heartbreak. Even the melancholy expression on Mayer’s face in the cover album art expresses his struggle to find happiness through love. Some of the...

Underground duo Tennis destroys expectations

Underground duo Tennis destroys expectations

By Claire Torii

March 30, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Tennis? You mean the sport? How do you listen to a sport? Do they double-fault? Most haven't heard of the native Coloradans married duo Tennis, comprised of Alaina Moore, the curly haired subject of all five of their album covers and the lead singer, and Patrick Riley, the captivating guitar play...

Bebe Rexha’s new EP leaves you wanting more

Bebe Rexha’s new EP leaves you wanting more

By Noor Baig

March 27, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

With the weather getting warmer and senioritis kicking in, I have been itching for my favorite badass female artists to release an album with some on-repeat-all-summer quality tracks. I didn’t get a full album – yet -- but I got a six-song EP, “It’s All Your Fault: Part 1” by Bebe Rexha,...

Sheeran’s “Divide” is best work yet

Sheeran’s “Divide” is best work yet

By Katie Snell

March 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Ed Sheeran’s hit single “Shape of You “ is currently Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs and has held a spot for the past eight weeks. His third full-length studio album “Divide,” which includes “Shape of You,” was released Fri., March 3. To put it simply: this album is incre...

Jazz: a conversation

Jazz: a conversation

By Elizabeth Cook

February 3, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Music

Though jazz music initially made headlines in the Roaring ‘20s, its origin traces to the era of slavery, representing a rich history of rebellion, culture, freedom and most importantly, conversation. “Jazz allows you to communicate and understand way below and above speech,” senior Matei Predescu sai...

New album surpasses expectations

New album surpasses expectations

By Franklin Ngai

January 25, 2017


Filed under Music

E ver since his first album release in 2007, “The Come Up,” J Cole has continued to show success through his music. Cole signed with Hip Hop star Jay Z’s Roc Nation in 2009, and later released two more albums “Born Sinner” in 2013 and “2014 Forest Hills Drive” in 2014. On Dec. 9, 2...

A sophisticated message deepened by roots

A sophisticated message deepened by roots

By Indira Cockerill

December 1, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Music

"A nd the battle with us. I know that black lives matter and they matter to us, These are the things we gotta discuss.” Common’s latest album, Black America Again, made its debut on Nov. 4, 2016. This is his eleventh studio album, which is not only impressive, but also a hit. It is not just an...

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