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Lady Antebellum’s new album ‘Ocean’ shows band hasn’t lost its spark

Lady Antebellum’s new album ‘Ocean’ shows band hasn’t lost its spark

Morgan Hume

November 20, 2019

Lady Antebellum is making waves again in the music industry with the release of another album, “Ocean,” revealing an emotional side of the seasoned group listeners have not been exposed to until now. The trio who has been dominating the country charts over the last decade dropped a 13-track record on N...

King Princess anything but cheap in latest record

King Princess anything but cheap in latest record

Abby O'Connor

November 6, 2019

Genderqueer pop sensation King Princess lays out heartbreak in chronological order on her debut record “Cheap Queen” released on Oct. 25. Within the time she dropped her first three singles, Mikaela Mullaney Straus, known by her stage name King Princess, went from unknown to gaining millions of ...

Album review: Rex Orange County deserves 10/10 rating for ‘Pony’

Album review: Rex Orange County deserves  10/10 rating for ‘Pony’

Morgan Hume

October 30, 2019

Loving Rex Orange County is getting easier and easier with his third album “Pony,” released on Oct. 25. Alexander O’Connor, better recognized by his stage name Rex Orange County, is an English singer songwriter known for his songs “Loving is Easy” and “Sunflower.” The alternative pop musician ha...

Country or pop? Zac Brown Band ditches classic sound to fuse other genres into experimental new album

Country or pop? Zac Brown Band ditches classic sound to fuse other genres into experimental new album

Morgan Hume

September 25, 2019

Country powerhouse Zac Brown Band is known for their twainy vocals and acoustic guitar riffs, but they are pushing the genre’s limits on their latest album as they trade their southern roots for a pop sound. The band released their 11-track record “The Owl” on Sept. 20. It is clear that the...

The Head and the Heart effortlessly blend folk and rock in latest album

The Head and the Heart effortlessly blend  folk and rock in latest album

Morgan Hume

June 2, 2019

Over the past decade, folk-rock band The Head and the Heart have been creating profound music while gaining countless fans along the way. The beloved group released their fourth studio album on May 17 titled “Living Mirage,” which beautifully blends meaningful lyrics and catchy rhythms. The Head...

Korean boyband ‘BTS’ drops new pop album filled with poetic lyrics and rhythmic tracks

Korean boyband ‘BTS’ drops new pop album filled with poetic lyrics and rhythmic tracks

Sarah Turley

April 24, 2019

Korean musical group BTS has become the biggest boyband in the world as their international fame has increased steadily over the past few years, leading to multiple world tours. On April 12, the seven members of BTS released their latest album “MAP OF THE SOUL : PERSONA,” a record that features...

Album Review: Broadway’s Ben Platt embraces personal side on ‘Sing To Me Instead’

Album Review: Broadway’s Ben Platt embraces personal side on ‘Sing To Me Instead’

Morgan Hume

April 3, 2019

Ben Platt soared into stardom after originating the characters of Evan Hansen and Benji Applebaum, but on his debut album, he set the fictional characters aside to step into his most authentic role yet: himself. On March 29, the Broadway and film actor released “Sing To Me Instead,” his first...

Album Review: Billie Eilish showcases haunting vocals on anticipated debut record

Album Review: Billie Eilish showcases haunting vocals on anticipated debut record

Phoebe Adams

April 3, 2019

After weeks of anticipation and lots of teasers from her social media accounts, Billie Eilish finally released her long-awaited debut album “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO” on March 29. Eilish, a 17-year-old Los Angeles native, has slowly been making a name for herself in the music industry...

Vanessa Carlton: latest album, tour dates and new sound

Vanessa Carlton: latest album, tour dates and new sound

Felicity Otterbein

February 22, 2017

Once part of the “one-hit-wonder” club, Vanessa Carlton is returning to the stage scene with a renewed sense of purpose and self. Everyone in the English-speaking world knows her for her hit single, “A Thousand Miles.” A decade after it’s initial release and crowds still lose their minds...

Alan Hampton releases Origami For The Fire

Alan Hampton releases Origami For The Fire

November 19, 2014

By Patricia Negrón When I was a little girl and didn’t have any money to pay for music, I used to record songs from the radio and make my own mixtapes before Limewire was created in 2000. Spotify can do that now, but filled with the need to properly own Alan Hampton’s albums, I bought both on...

New Coldplay album proves to be their least impressive release

New Coldplay album proves to be their least impressive release

Haley Peabody

June 5, 2014

Cool, soprano notes and choral voices slowly come to life in the opening measures of the first track on Coldplay’s newest album, Ghost Stories. The first track, “Always in My Head”, then incorporates the unique and mellow voice of lead singer Chris Martin, setting the tone for the album. ...

MIA delivers brand new bangers, releasing album Matangi

MIA delivers brand new bangers, releasing album Matangi

November 6, 2013

By: Thalia Yunen The Hindu goddess Matangi prefers to dwell outside the mainstream. Sometimes refered to as the "outcast goddess," she is all-powerful and a facilitator of music, literature, and speech. Recording artist, actor, director, songwriter and painter M.I.A. allegedly found inspiration...

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