Artist Review: Frank Ocean

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer Frank Ocean’s cryptic yet genuinely original public presence in pop culture has created a cult following — and it’s well-deserved. Ocean’s two albums, Channel Orange and Blonde, both achieved excellence. His songwriting has the precise ability to feel like firsthand narratives but also transcend into the universality of growing up and falling in love. The […]

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Album Review: Ginger by Brockhampton

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Rating: 9/10 Publicized as a “Summer album” for the months before its release, Brockhampton’s Ginger fulfills that claim only in the broadest of senses, yet still knocks it absolutely out of the park. Opening with a somber guitar and the resounding cry of “I don’t know where I’m going,” the  project immediately marks itself as […]

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Artist Feature: Surfaces

Della Johnson | Staff Writer 8.5/10 Amidst the heavy rap beats and repetitive pop choruses on the forefront of the music charts, Surfaces’ upbeat, minimalistic songs provide a breath of fresh air. The music group, based out of Texas, is made up by Colin Padalecki and singer Forrest Frank. Their songs feature positive lyrics, and the tropical instrumentals that back […]

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Review: Czarface Meets Ghostface

Ryan D’Souza | Visual Editor With Wu Tang’s Ghostface Kilah and Inspectah Deck joined with underground hip hop legends 7L MC Esoteric, ‘CZARFACE MEETS GHOSTFACE’ is a star studded album that refuses to disappoint. Ghostface’s effortless flows combined with the trio that makes up CZARFACE, provide nonstop entertainment full of witty bars, insane beats, and endless superhero references. The chemistry […]

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Album review: Neon Future III

Ryan D’Souza | Visual Design Editor Steve Aoki’s “Neon Future II” is a cross-genre experience featuring the likes of K-pop supergroup “BTS”, eco legends “blink-182”, and TV personality “Bill Nye.” Similar to the other two “Neon Future” installations, Neon Future III Plays more like a playlist curated by Aoki than an actual album. Jumping from mumble rap to folk, you’re […]

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