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Review: “Apolonio” balances youthful yearning and angst with playful, dreamy sounds

Review: “Apolonio” balances youthful yearning and angst with playful, dreamy sounds

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor November 10, 2020
Omar Apollo smoothly weaves together the all too relatable experiences of youth, including traversing turbulent relationships, figuring out one’s identity and learning to love oneself. 
Review: Ascend into a hypnotic album from Sufjan Stevens

Review: Ascend into a hypnotic album from Sufjan Stevens

Jenna Sanders, Contributing Writer October 2, 2020
On Sept. 25, Sufjan Stevens released his eighth studio album, “The Ascension." Each track adds another level to the hypnotic feeling this record gives off. The album is incredibly dense, instrumentally and lyrically.
Review: Lil Uzi Vert’s “Eternal Atake” double album brings the Uzi back to the charts

Review: Lil Uzi Vert’s “Eternal Atake” double album brings the Uzi back to the charts

Chance Allen, Staff Writer March 25, 2020
Despite the long gaps between Uzi’s various projects throughout his career, “Eternal Atake” takes the lead at being perhaps his best album thus far.
Graphic by Serena Golden.

Review: Harry Styles’ “Fine Line” is off the charts

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer January 29, 2020
The album “broke (the) record as the biggest sales debut from an English male artist in the U.S.,” according to Official Charts.
Review: Misterwives bloom again

Review: Misterwives bloom again

Jenna Sanders, Contributing Writer November 22, 2019
Their new EP, “Mini Bloom,” consists of five songs that show off the lead singer Mandy Lee’s vocal talent, while allowing the instrumentals to shine through. Drummer Etienne Bowler truly stands out, along with bass player William Hehir on this EP.
Review: Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” is changing the narrative for rap artists

Review: Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” is changing the narrative for rap artists

Chance Allen, Contributing Writer October 14, 2019
Known for his striking facial tattoos and famous song, “Congratulations,” his new album showcases a more sincere and vulnerable side of himself. 
Review: The Lumineers’ visual album “III” explores the horrors of substance abuse

Review: The Lumineers’ visual album “III” explores the horrors of substance abuse

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer October 10, 2019
“III” isn’t just an album, it’s an artistic masterpiece, and it sticks with the listener until long after the final track.
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