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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

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