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CD REVIEW: Mac Miller

The Devine Feminine (Warner Bros.) In his fourth album, The Divine Feminine, Mac Miller does not shy away from showing his intimate, experimental, and relaxed side.The Divine Feminine shows its audience that Mac Miller is much more than the drug-savvy white guy from Pittsburgh, a

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Lynxapalooza 2016 Brings PHOX, Avenhart

LIVE MUSIC BROUGHT CU DENVER TOGETHER      Lynxapalooza took place in the newly renovated Tivoli Quad and was free for all CU Denver students and open to the public for a small entrance fee.  CU Denver band Avenhart opened for national headliners PHOX. CU


Hard II Love(RCA Records) Usher Terry Raymond IV has officially traded in his spacious crunk club jams and returned to his soul-crushing R&B homebase that catapulted him to stardom in the early 2000s. Raymond dropped Hard II Love on Sept. 16. With a summer of


Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight (Grand Hustle) Travi$ Scott’s newest LP, Birds in The Trap Sing McKnight (BITTSM) was released on Sept. 2. Scott’s second effort has retained his signature hard-hitting psychedelic swagger but this time, with more confidence than ever. Scott’s previous LP, Rodeo,

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William Card: NOISE F.M.

Doing anything professionally means doing it a lot. The “Ten Thousand” hour rule is the classic mantra that has trusted many into creating rigorous and regimented training schedules to master their craft. M. Molly Backes wrote these two facts about becoming a writer, “Fact [1]:

Multi-instrumentalist Flexes Folksy And Fine Brawn

SOLLEE COMMANDS BLUEBIRD Not many people think of the cello as an accompaniment to the voice, but Ben Sollee is the shining exception. Sollee, a cellist and composer, creates an anomalous combination of Kentucky fiddle-style playing, alternative rock, and folksy lyrics to create a discordant

Twist & Shout Record Store Remains Relevant

RECORDS RESURRECTED FROM THE PAST Records aren’t just for your grandmother’s record player anymore. The current generation leads the explosion of record sales. According to the Recording Industry Association of America “vinyl record sales are up 32 percent, to $416 million, their highest level since


Big Mess (Atlantic Records) The energized indie rock band GROUPLOVE has resurfaced on the alternative-rock platform with the recent release of their third album, Big Mess, on Sept. 9. The album’s compilation of softer-sounding indie songs with pop vocal flairs falls stagnant as each song


Wilco’s 10th studio album, entitled Shmilco, was an unexpected release on Sept. 9. Humorously enough, after 20 years of making music, the musicians have not abandoned their soothing and melancholy habits. Jeff Tweedy, the lead singer of the group, described the album as “joyously negative”

CD REVIEW: Bastille

Wild World (Virgin Records) Bastille has dropped an album for the first time in three years, and—to no fan’s surprise—each song sounds exactly the same. Wild World, which debuted on Sept. 9, sounds no different than their 2013 album All This Bad Blood. Bastille has