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Troye Sivan Blue Neighborhood Album Review

Troye Sivan Blue Neighborhood Album Review

By Alisha Parikh

March 25, 2016

B orn in Australia but residing in London, breakout artist Troye Sivan truly comes from the Internet. An Australian YouTube sensation, Sivan has slowly built a name for himself over the course of the last couple years. According to, Sivan is the third for most subscribers on YouTube in Aus...

The 1975 knocks it out of the park

The 1975 knocks it out of the park

By Katie Snell

February 29, 2016

F ollowing a smash hit, self-titled debut album in 2013, The 1975 is back for more success. Their second studio album, “I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It,” was released Feb. 26. The four-man alternative rock band is led by frontman Matt Healy and his incredi...

No acting needed

By Katie Snell, Reporter

February 10, 2016

I f you enjoy listening to music at the crossroads of pop and alternative, Sia’s new album “This Is Acting” is for you. It is the elusive artist’s seventh studio release. The singer had a unique inspiration behind all twelve tracks on the album. All of the songs are self-written and had been pitched to ...

Platten on track to go platinum

The album cover of Rachel Platten’s newly released album, “Wilfire”. 
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By Tara Sohal

February 5, 2016

With a fiery punch and energetic lyrics, breakout artist Rachel Platten’s third studio album, “Wildfire,” was released on New Year’s Day. After many attempts of trying to make it in the music industry and facing rejection from her record label and management, Platten finally soared to suc...

Five musicians to watch for in 2016

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2016: Catfish and the Bottlemen are in the process of recording their latest album. They’ll be playing music festivals around America and in Europe. 
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By Carla Gonzalez

February 3, 2016

Catfish and the Bottlemen English alternative rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen is on the verge of something big, destined for notoriety among the likes of Arctic Monkeys and the Kooks. Their sound of their first full-length album “Balcony” has both loyal fans and new listeners eager for their...

Dream on, Coldplay

Released Dec. 4, 2015, Coldplay’s reportedly final album keeps entrancing audiences.
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By Michael Huang

January 22, 2016

Coldplay’s seventh album “A Head Full of Dreams” kicks off with a self-titled song that sets the tone for the rest of the album: upbeat, optimistic and happy. Having sold 236,000 copies in its first week and placing just under Adele at no. 2 on UK charts according to, the album is the m...

Adele pops back onto the music scene

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By Brittany Prock

December 13, 2015

When Adele first took a break from the music industry, all fans were left with was her 2011 album, “21.” After the 2012 Grammys, Adele said she wanted to take a four- or five-year break to focus on love and her relationship with boyfriend Simon Konecki, according to The Daily Mail. During this...

Grab a flashlight

G-Eazy's new album, which was released on Dec. 4, is pleasing for long-time fans and newcomers alike.

By Lily Adler

December 11, 2015

Favorite Track: Some Kind of Drug Rating: 5/5 stars Release Date: Dec. 4 Bay Area native Gerald Earl Gillum, known as G-Eazy, released his sophomore album, “When It’s Dark Out” with a hit. According to, G-Eazy sold 93,000 albums over the span of a week, beating out both Rick Ro...

Nathan Sykes is back and better than ever

Nathan Sykes is back and better than ever

By Lily Adler, Business Manager

November 9, 2015

Best Track: "Kiss Me Quick" 3 out of 5 stars Released June 28, 2015   The Wanted’s hiatus may have left a big gap in many of its fan’s hearts, but here to fill that gap is band member Nathan Sykes with his debut EP “Kiss Me Quick.” It’s our first glimpse of what to exp...

Sound from teen impresses

Sound from teen impresses

By Katie Snell

November 8, 2015

Ray Goren’s young age is undeniably impressive, as he is writing his own music and lyrics at only fifteen. Goren’s EP album “Songs For You” is a compilation of five songs. All are unique yet have similar undertones and basic feeling. His instrumentals are notable as well. Goren plays the ...

New to country music? Then “Start Here”

Maddie & Tae, the country duo’s debut album is packed with hit songs young women can relate to.

By Yunqi Deng, Reporter

October 17, 2015

New and upcoming artist, Maddie & Tae’s album “Start Here”, is changing the country music world with their relatable lyrics to teenagers and the criticism of the Bro-Country trend. Madison Marlow and Taylor Dye, American female country music duo, are both singers, songwriters and guitarists. ...

We’re all looking forward to The Weeknd

The album cover of the Weeknd's “Beauty Behind the Madness,” released on Aug. 28.

By Brittany Prock, Sports Editor

October 14, 2015

Canadian singer Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, breaks hearts and blows minds with his new album, “Beauty Behind the Madness.” “Beauty Behind the Madness,” released on Aug. 28, followed his album Kissland, which was released in 2013. Taking over the music world in big strides, “Bea...