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Kylie Minogue | Golden | Album Review

Record Label: BGM Rating: 1 out of 5 stars Golden, released on April 6, is Kylie Minogue’s 14th studio album. Most of it was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, and the country influence is clearly present. The story of a pop-star “going country” is nothing new,

Diplo | California | Album Review

Record Label: Mad Decent Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Diplo’s new six-track EP California, released on March 23, features artists such as Lil Yachty, Desiigner, and Trippie Redd. Still, the songs remain uniquely his own, as the beats guide listeners through the album. The

The Weeknd | My Dear Melancholy | Album Review

Record label: XO Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars In preparation for the release of his third upcoming album, Abel Tesfaye, under his moniker The Weeknd, dropped an EP, My Dear Melancholy, on March 30. With six tracks, audiences are exposed to a darker

Islamiq Grrls & oOoOO | All of Me | Single Review

Record label: Nihjgt Feelings Records “All of me” is a perfect collaboration between Islamiq grrrls and oOoOO. The single is set to be on the forthcoming EP, Faminine Mystique, from the duo. The song opens with eerie synthesizers and plucks of an electric guitar. As

Toni Braxton | Sex & Cigarettes | Album Review

Record label: Def Jam Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars On Oct. 6, 2017, Toni Braxton released a new single entitled “Deadwood,” a song about being jilted by a lover. The rhythmic ballad featuring octave-jumping vocals became the lead single for her new album,

Slum Village | Fantastic Vol. II | On Vinyl

Record label: Good Vibes Records Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Slum Village released the groundbreaking album Fantastic, Vol. 2 in June of 2000, and since then, no other lo-fi hip hop album has been able to top this masterpiece. This record is some of

The Voidz | Virtue | Album Review

Record Label: Cult Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars On March 30, The Voidz released their sophomore album Virtue, following the release of their 2014 album Tyranny. In what is a rather lengthy album, Virtue clocks in at an hour long and is stuffed

Bea Miller | Aurora | Album Review

Record label: Hollywood Records Rating: 5 out of 5 stars On season two of The X-Factor, 19-year-old singer Bea Miller rose to fame. Her second studio album, aurora, is a compilation of the three EPs she released over the last year along with five new

Jack White | Boarding House Reach | Album Review

Record Label:  Third Man Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Jack White released his third solo album, Boarding House Reach, on March 23. This album is by far one of the strangest albums from White during his solo career, and he takes the listener