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Memorable main themes from video games

The perfect themes for setting the mood The main theme of a video game sets the mood for the narrative. Whether it is horror or action, the stylistic choices depict what players are going to encounter. The following are some of the most memorable main

Trace Mountains | Lost in the Country | Album Review

Lame-O Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Trace Mountains is known for their unique style of music, focusing on calm melodies and soft vocals. Their newest album, Lost in the Country was released on April 10, 2020.   Lost in the Country uses fewer synthetic sounds and instruments compared to their

Ruthie Collins | Cold Comfort | Album Review

Sidewalk Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Ruthie Collins released her second album in April of 2020. She is a singer from New York who focuses on country music with aspects of folk. Her first album dropped in 2017 while her first EP came out in 2014.   Cold

Dua Lipa | Future Nostalgia | Album Review

Warner Records  Rating: 5 out of 5 stars On March 27, Dua Lipa released her sophomore album titled Future Nostalgia. After having a few songs leaking online, the album was released early for streaming and downloading. While she expressed how devastating the leak was, she hopes her songs can lift people’s

Christina Aguilera | Loyal Brave True | Single Review

Walt Disney Records Rating: Thumbs Up Even though the remake of Mulan was postponed due to COVID–19, Disney decided to release the single “Loyal Brave True” by Christina Aguilera. The song is soft from the beginning with bowed stringed instruments, zither, and piano playing quietly. Aguilera’s strong vocals compliment the instrumentals by focusing on Mulan as a warrior: calm

Keanu Reeves | Cold Blooded Killer | Album Review

Andy Dog Records Rating: 5 out of 5 stars After going through multiple movies and memes, the legendary Keanu Reeves decided to release music dedicated to himself. Not only can this man act, he has talent in the music business.   “There’s so much I could do.” Reeves

Set It Off | After Midnight | Album Review

Fearless Records Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Looking at Set It Off’s new EP, After Midnight, it may be confusing as to why there are Parts One and Two of the release. The band released two songs at different times to serve as an

Postmodern Jukebox returns to Colorado

Contemporary hits with a 20s twist Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) is a musical group consisting of strings, brass, woodwinds, and vocals. In 2014, Scott Bradlee created the group of multiple musicians with a focus on taking contemporary songs from artists such as Carly Rae Jepsen and Lady Gaga and reimagining them in a past era sound like the 20s. The group also utilizes