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Taylor Swift performing at the 2012 Speak Now Tour in Sydney. She released the re-recording of her second album

‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ is a magical blast from the past

Grace MacDonald, Staff Writer April 13, 2021

On April 9, Taylor Swift released “Fearless (Taylor’s Version),” the first of six albums that she plans to re-record as a way to fully claim the rights of her older music. From the opening notes...

Demi Lovato released her seventh album “Dancing with the Devil …the Art of Starting Over,” on April 2 alongside her four-part documentary.

Demi Lovato’s new album chronicles her recovery

Samantha Bailey, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

After four years of taking a break from the music industry, Demi Lovato released an incredibly meaningful album, “Dancing with the Devil …the Art of Starting Over,” on April 2. This 19-track album...

Alicia Keys released her seventh studio album,

Alicia Keys’ new album shares an important message

"Keys’ new sound is more mature and confident. She uses complex lyrics to create deep visuals and makes the listeners think about what the song means to them."
Alida Benoit, Journal Contributor September 29, 2020

On Sept. 18, Alicia Keys released her seventh studio album, “Alicia.” After the four years since “Here” was released, Keys' new album excites fans worldwide with its seductive sound, rhythm and...

Killer Mike and El-P of the hip hop duo, Run the Jewels.

Run The Jewel’s newest album “RTJ4” tackles racial injustice

"Hearing lyrics so precisely and eloquently referring to racist and bigoted moments in history with such clarity is refreshing, to say the least."
Ashley Fairchild, Journal Contributor September 22, 2020

“F*** it, why wait?” These four words would serve to catapult the rap group Run the Jewels, better known as RTJ, from an underground indie group with a cult following to the voice of a social movement.  Killer...

Taylor Swift in a photoshoot for

Taylor Swift is no longer a pop princess with her new alternative album “Folklore”

Sarah Lukowski July 29, 2020

Taylor Swift’s surprise quarantine album “Folklore” has proved that the former country darling and pop princess is also an indie queen, with the 16-track album that transcends into something magical...

The cover of Jillian Ann's debut EP

Suffolk alum Jillian Ann’s debut EP is truly romantic

Sarah Lukowski May 19, 2020

Suffolk University alum and 2020 Berklee College of Music graduate, Jillian Ann, recently released her debut EP “Truly, Madly, Deeply” that is ultimately honest in navigating the complicated feelings...

You'll be falling for Trevor Daniel after hearing his debut album 'Nicotine'

You’ll be falling for Trevor Daniel after hearing his debut album ‘Nicotine’

Morgan Hume April 5, 2020

Like smoking a cigarette, Trevor Daniel’s album “Nicotine” is addictive.  On March 26, the 25-year-old musician released his debut record and the collection of 10 short pop songs each deserve...

Remain ‘CALM,’ 5 Seconds of Summer’s newest album is also their best

Sarah Turley April 5, 2020

On Friday, March 27, 5 Seconds of Summer released their fourth album “CALM.” The album takes inspiration from older styles of pop and rock, using styles from the 70s, 80s and 90s. This album is their...

Conan Gray brings cinematic energy to debut album

Sarah Turley March 31, 2020

Conan Gray released his debut album “Kid Krow” on Friday, March 20, which feels like the soundtrack to a coming-of-age film in all the right ways.   The album features pre-released fan favorites...

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot accompanying himself on acoustic guitar

Gordon Lightfoot steps back into the music scene with warm and simple folk album

Morgan Hume March 23, 2020

When most of us envision life in our 80s, we see grandchildren playing in the backyard, a steady retirement and loads of free time for relaxation. 81-year-old Gordon Lightfoot, however, has been spending...

BTS’ groundbreaking ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ highlights group’s musical experience

BTS’ groundbreaking ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ highlights group’s musical experience

Sarah Turley February 26, 2020

The biggest boyband in the music industry, BTS, made a comeback on Friday, Feb. 21 with their new album “Map of the Soul: 7.” On the album, the band reflects on their experience over the past seven...

The face behind Tame Impala, solo artist Kevin Parker

It’s time to face it: Tame Impala’s new album is in a league of its own

Abby O'Connor February 19, 2020

Kevin Parker, better known as Tame Impala, stops time with his long-awaited fourth album “The Slow Rush,” released on Feb. 14. With his award-winning previous album “Currents” being difficult...

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