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John Carpenter | The Shape Returns | Single Review

Sacred Bones With the release of the 2018 version of Halloween, composer John Carpenter has given the classic piano theme a 21st century update with a classic 1970’s touch. “The Shape Returns” maintains the original skittery piano and adds retro-sounding synth chords in a minor

Black Motion | Moya Wa Taola | Album Review

Sony Africa Rating: 4 out of 5 stars With this latest LP, Moya Wa Taola, South African electro-dance duo Black Motion delivers another smooth and uncompromising record. With a wider range of instrumentation and higher production value than previous records, Moya Wa Taola provides a

Cat Power | Wanderer | Album Review

Domino Recording Co. Rating: 4 out 5 stars Charlyn Marie Marshall, known best by her stage name Cat Power, released her first album since 2012, titled Wanderer. The album is powerful in its simplicity. Most tracks feature only Marshall’s voice with a piano, the occasional

Logic | YSIV | Album Review

Visionary / Def Jam Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Five years after the release of Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, Logic released his fourth and final installment of the Young Sinatra series, Young Sinatra IV (YSIV).  The album assembles a wide variation of up-tempo

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

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