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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
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
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
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.

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

Graphic by Serena Golden.
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: Kanye West’s “Jesus Is King” has high points, but West’s intentions do not align with his delivery

Graphic by Lidya Dereje.
November 21, 2019
While a fine LP, “Jesus Is King” is a watered-down amalgamation of West’s least ambitious moments strung together by a loose Christian influence.

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

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

Coldplay has room for improvement

Coldplay has room for improvement
November 2, 2011

Coldplay’s fifth studio release, titled Mylo Xyloto, will take any listener on a psychedelic trip to happiness. Expected to shoot to the top of the charts and garner several Grammy nominations, Rihanna...

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