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Alec Benjamin | If We Have Each Other | Single Review

“If We Have Each Other” by Alec Benjamin is a mid-tempo song which includes a rhythmic guitar, drums, and a keyboard. Along with the background music, the 24-year-old’s unique boyish voice adds an interesting aspect to the song. Not only does his voice help set

Ariana Grande | God is a woman | Single Review

“God is a woman” makes for a perfect comeback single from Ariana Grande after her year-long hiatus following the horrific events in Manchester. The second single off her upcoming album, Sweetener, kicks off with a sultry chord progression to create the perfect duet with Grande’s

Gorillaz | The Now Now | Album Review

Parlophone & Warner Bros. Records Rating: 3 out of 5 stars On July 21, the iconic animated ensemble Gorillaz released their sixth studio album. Their sixth album, The Now Now, followed the successful 2017 album, Humanz, the Gorillaz refreshing and politically-charged comeback album. After seemingly

Kamasi Washington | Heaven and Earth | Album Review

Young Turks Rating: 5 out of 5 Kamasi Washington’s new album Heaven and Earth is a tour-de-force of powerful fusion jazz. Washington’s two-part album harkens back to works like Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew with its wandering interludes that transform into impassioned solos and memorable motifs.

Years & Years | Palo Santo | Album Review

Polydor Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Years & Years’ second studio album, Palo Santo, opens with a chorus of deep, breathy voices whispering “when I pray” immediately followed by tribal drums and lead singer Olly Alexander’s hypnotic voice singing the haunting lyrics “In

King Tuff | The Other | Album Review

Sub Pop Records 4 out of 5 stars King Tuff’s new album, The Other, released on April 13, takes after neo-garage bands like The Donkeys or Ty Segall but brings his own gothic psychedelia to the genre. Opening with its namesake song, The Other starts

Pentatonix | PTX Presents: Top Pop Vol. 1 | Album Review

RCA Records 3 out of 5 stars The five-person a capella group Pentatonix released PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol 1 on April 13. The 11-track album is a reimagining of some of today’s biggest hits, including: “Attention” by Charlie Puth, “Stay” by Zedd and Alessia

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