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H.E.R. | Volume 2: Album Review

Artist: H.E.R. Album: Volume 2: The B-Side Release Date: Oct. 19th, 2017 In 2016, anonymous R&B vocalist H.E.R. debuted her first EP. This year, with help from Alicia Keys and Bryson Tiller, H.E.R announced the release of not only Volume 2: The B-Side Tapes, but

MØ | When I was Young: Album Review

Artist: MØ Album: When I was Young Release Date: Oct. 25, 2017 Danish singer MØ’s new EP, When I Was Young, revolves around the theme of identity and is her first multi-track release since her debut in 2014,  No Mythologies to Follow. The work surprised

Robert Plant | Carry Fire: Album Review

Artist: Robert Plant Album: Carry Fire Release Date: Oct. 12, 2017 Robert Plant, former lead singer for Led Zeppelin, released his newest album, Carry Fire, on the record featuring simple yet haunting lyrics with complex acoustic melodies. Plant utilizes instruments from cultures around the world,

Weezer | Pacific daydream: Album Review

Artist: Weezer Album: Pacific daydream Release Date:  Oct. 27th, 2017 Indie band Weezer first gained popularity in the mid-90s as a quirky alternative rock group. But Weezer’s latest album, Pacific Daydream, drifts vastly from the band’s roots and will prove disappointing for fans partial to

Wu-Tang Clan | The Saga Continues: Album Review

Artist: Wu-Tang Clan Album: The Saga Continues Release Date: Oct. 13th, 2017 Wu Tang Clan has solidified itself as one of the greatest—if not the single greatest—rap groups of all time. Their lyrics have transcended rap music and have echoed throughout the broader American cultural

The Used | The Canyon: Album Review

Artist: The Used Album: The Canyon Release Date: Oct. 26th, 2017 Utah natives and alternative rock band The Used return with The Canyon, their seventh studio album, following their 2014 album Imaginary Enemy. This album pivots away from the band’s bleak first-wave emo sound and

St. Vincent | Masseducation: Album Review

Artist: St. Vincent Album: Masseducation Release date: Oct. 13th, 2017 Released on Oct. 13, MASSEDUCATION is a surreal, new twist on pop music from musician Annie Clark, also known as St. Vincent. Diverging from her usual indie-rock sound, Clark comes out with an album that

John Carpenter | Anthology: Movie Themes: Album Review

Artist: John Carpenter Album: Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 Release date: Oct. 20th, 2017 On Oct. 20, famed writer, director, and composer John Carpenter released Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998. Just in time for Halloween, the compilation is a reinvigoration of such classic themes as those from

Dua Lipa | New Rules: Music Video Review

By now, many have seen the thumbnail for Dua Lipa’s music video, “New Rules,” filmed by Henry Schofield in Miami’s Confidante Hotel. During the video, Lipa learns to heal from a negative relationship by surrounding herself with her group of girlfriends. Lipa, who’s been vocal

Ryan Adams | Back in your head: Single Review

Ryan Adams recently released a new cover of the Tegan and Sara song “Back In Your Head” on Oct. 3. To commemorate the Twins’ 10-year anniversary of their breakthrough album, The Con, the Quinn Twins are putting together The Con X: Covers. The cover album