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G-Eazy | Scary Nights | Album Review

RCA Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Concluding the season of spooks and scares with a Halloween-esque album, Oakland-raised rapper G-Eazy released his EP Scary Nights in late October. The 8-track album consists of a breezy runtime of roughly 28 minutes and contains many

Rex Orange County | Pony | Album Review

AWAL Rating: 2 out of 5 stars Rex Orange County’s third album, Pony, is quite the step from his last album. The 21-year-old singer sounded far more mature on his older tracks, specifically the song that made him a household name, “Sunflower.”  While trying to

Michael Sembello | Bossa Nova Hotel | Retro Album Review

Warner Records Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Practically everyone has heard the 1983 hit “Maniac” (“She’s a maniac, maniac on the floor”), but few know of Michael Sembello, the man behind the classic song. Such one-hit-wonder artists aren’t rare—often for good reason—but Sembello has

Harry Styles | Lights Up | Single Review

Erskine Records Rating: Thumbs Up Harry Styles is back with a brand-new single, “Lights Up.” It’s a great track that effortlessly combines the beachy, string-centric style reminiscent of bands like The Neighbourhood, and the whimsical, avant-garde artistry of Styles himself. Elements of gospel, classic acoustics, and light drum loops are

Liza Anne | Devotion | Single Review

Arts & Crafts Productions Rating: Thumbs Up Liza Anne’s latest track “Devotion” is the femme power ballad the world didn’t know it even needed but is all the better now that it’s here. Instead of looking at a breakup as the end, “Devotion” chronicles a profound return to self. Slamming

Kim Petras | TURN OFF THE LIGHT | Album Review

Bunhead Records Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars German pop singer Kim Petras released TURN OFF THE LIGHT on Oct. 1 as a follow up to her debut EP, TURN OFF THE LIGHT VOL. 1, released last fall. This new record contains all eight tracks from the original EP plus nine

Queen | A Night at the Opera | Retro Album Review

Hollywood Records Rating: 5 out of 5 stars The second album released by Queen, A Night at the Opera, carries very much of the experimental, unique style fans from all generations have come to expect and treasure from the band. The album most widely introduced their experimental, mixed-genre

Euphoria Soundtrack | Various Artists | Album Review

HBO/Sony Music Entertainment Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Those familiar with HBO’s Euphoria know it’s unlike any other teen drama of the past 30 years. The television show focuses on a group of high school students facing various issues, including the standard high school dating, but also coming

Milky Chance | Daydreaming | Single Review

Elektra Rating: Thumbs down “Daydreaming” from 2014 staple, Milky Chance, does exactly what those familiar with the band would expect: indecipherable lyrics over a stoner rock beat. Space-like synth opens the track with lead singer Celmens Rehbein mumbling through a simple drumkit, making it easy

Dan + Shay | 10,000 Hours | Single Review

Warner Nashville Rating: Thumbs down Country duo Dan + Shay’s new single “10,000 Hours” featuring Justin Bieber is pretty much the exact same song as “(I Wanna Hear Your) Secrets” by the fictional boy band Boys For Now from Bob’s Burgers. The song features the