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Plane Claps | Roger, Cleared to Land | Single Review

Shady Records Rating: Thumbs Up Airplane Claps has been in the shadows. That was until recently, when they released their new hit single “Roger, Cleared to Land.” This new, psychedelic, one beat melody opens to a single high pitch piano key. Audiences are rewarded with the soothing sound of

Sickness | Cough & Sneeze | Album Review

Young Money Records Rating: 3 out of 5 stars With the breakout of COVID-19, pop punk band Sickness decided to release their debut album to the public. An album that is earsplitting, nerve wrecking, and downright hardcore (in the worst ways possible), Cough & Sneeze desperately sets the tone for

Tame Impala | The Slow Rush | Album Review

Modular Recordings Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Cutting it close to a year since the single releases of “Patience” and “Borderline,” Australian musical prodigy Tame Impala released their fourth studio album, The Slow Rush, in the middle of February. With a title such as

Lupe Fiasco | Hey Lupe | Single Review

Atlantic Records Rating: Thumbs Up A song that is angsty and full of hype, Lupe Fiasco’s “Hey Lupe” finally released to streaming services 15 years after its creation back in 2006. Sounding similarly to SoundCloud rapper Pouya, Fiasco’s raspy voice flows fluently with the upbeat

Lil Wayne | Funeral | Album Review

Young Money Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Two years after the release of his long-awaited studio album Tha Carter V, prolific rapper Lil Wayne released his thirteenth studio album Funeral in late January. Compiled with a plethora of style, wordplay, and instrumentals, many

Russ | Shake The Snow Globe | Album Review

Columbia Records Rating: 2 out of 5 stars Last year, in the middle of December, Russ released the single “NIGHTTIME (Interlude);” an overworked, heavily autotuned, three-minute, repetitive tune with no climax or payoff to listeners. A month later, following the single, Russ’ third studio album

Eminem | Music To Be Murdered By | Album Review

Interscope Records Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Unpromoted like his previous album Kamikaze, Eminem released a surprise 20-track album titled Music To Be Murdered By (MTBMB). Comprised of disses, political statements, a call to gun control, and snippets from the notorious filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock,

Mac Miller | Circles | Album Review

Warner Records Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars With the release of his posthumous single, “Good News,” fans were salivating, anxious for more from the late Mac Miller. A week went by until late January 17, when Circles, the artist’s sixth studio album that was