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Bad Bunny | MIA | Single Review

CMN The new single, “MIA,” by Bad Bunny features Drake in a Latin-inspired hip hop love ballad. All the lyrics, even those delivered by Drake, are in Spanish. The lyrics take a possessive approach to love and relationships. The chorus translates to “Tell them that

Unlike Pluto | Mosh Pit | Single Review

Heroic Unlike Pluto’s new single, “Mosh Pit,” reminisces about his love of going to hardcore shows and is the newest addition to the EP The Pluto Tapes. The song is another experimental step outside of his typical sound, but the telling lyrics, coupled with hypnotic

The Chainsmokers | Sick Boy | Album Review

Disruptor Records Rating: 1 out of 5 stars Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, a.k.a. The Chainsmokers, dropped a surprisingly charged album, Sick Boy. Instead of singing primarily about nights full of bad decisions and taking selfies, Sick Boy makes a half-hearted step away from the

Avenged Sevenfold | Black Reign | Album Review

Warner Bros. Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Avenged Sevenfold, a heavy metal band that has been around since the 2000s, released a new EP called Black Reign that showcases four songs.  The instrumentation of each song melds together to create a cohesive movement that

Prince | Piano & a Microphone 1983 | Album Review

NPG, Warner Bros. Rating: 5 out of 5 stars The first posthumous record release hailing from the wildly influential Prince, Piano & A Microphone 1983, reveals the tender side of the pop icon’s songwriting and performance abilities.  Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the album

Young the Giant | Heat of the Summer | Single Review

Elektra Off their blazing set at Grandoozy, Young the Giant debuted an electric new single from their upcoming fourth album, Mirror Master. “Heat of the Summer” kicks off with a fiery intro featuring heavy percussion and an effortless guitar progression. The group quickly makes a

Ritt Momney | Pollution/Disclaimer | Single Review

No Label “Pollution / Disclaimer” by independent artist Ritt Momney is the combination of two short keyboard songs. The first begins as a slow, single note melody then effortlessly transforms into a powerfully subtle drum beat. Rather than being grabbed by the instrumental backing, lead

Jungle | For Ever | Album Review

XL Recordings Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Jungle, a modern soul band based in the United Kingdom, returns with their second album, For Ever. The instrumentation is strong throughout the whole album. There are a variety of drum and synth beats that are pleasing

6lack | East Atlanta Love Letter | Album Review

XL Recordings Rating: 4 out of 5 Emerging as one of today’s hottest rappers, 6lack released his second studio album, East Atlanta Love Letter, on Sept. 14. Featuring guest artists Future, Offset, J. Cole, and Khalid, 6lack and company continue their success in the R&B,

BROCKHAMPTON | iridescence | Album Review

RCA / Sony Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Only months after the removal of founding member Ameer Vann, America’s favorite boy band BROCKHAMPTON returns to the studio for their fifth release, iridescence, their first after signing with industry titans RCA Records. Despite the immense