Album Review: Blame it on baby by Da Baby

Archie Barton | Staff Writer Rating: 6.5/10 DaBaby cannot be stopped. Even with a global pandemic, the North Carolina rapper continues to be one of the hottest artists on the market. Taking protective measures which are epitomized by the face mask he dons on the album cover, DaBaby attempts to solidify the quick success he built up in recent years […]

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Album Review: 3.15.20 by Childish Gambino

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer 6/10 Childish Gambino’s surprise release of 3.15.20 ostensibly gives us nothing to comment on (including the white album cover and tracks named after their timestamp within the larger project) except the actual music. Listening to the album from beginning to end is an experience in and of itself, and a confusing one, especially compared to […]

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Album Review: Sleepyhead by Cavetowns

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Rating: 7/10 With the success of Cavetown’s sophomore Lemon Boy, many expected him to be something of a one-hit wonder, but as Robin Skinner releases his third full album, he both retains his initial stylings and builds upon them, creating an album that exudes a sound of pure peace and calm, yet still holds a […]

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Album Review: After Hours by the Weeknd

Archie Barton | Staff Writer Rating: 8/10 After Hours brings the fourth studio album for The Weeknd, following the 2018 EP My Dear Melancholy. The first album released since 2016’s Starboy, After Hours attempts to find the balance between The Weeknd’s tragic love anecdotes and the longing to dance to the upbeat 80s sound spliced throughout the album.  The pre-released […]

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Album Review: Kid Krow by Conan Gray

Andrea Hefferan | Managing Editor Rating: 6/10 After multiple hit singles, artist Conan Gray is debuting his first full length album, Kid Krow. His pre-released singles, Comfort Crowd, Maniac, Checkmate, and The Story were everything I love about Gray’s music: honest, relatable, and catchy. With conversational lyrics and a relatively minimalist sound, listening feels similar to a conversation with a […]

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Album Review: Miss Anthropocence

Henri Robbins | Online Editor Rating: 7/10 With a large part of the album released as a series of singles over the last year, one might think that they knew what to expect from Grimes’ most recent project, but even from an artist known for her experimental stylings, the diversity in sound in Miss Anthropocene is astounding. Creating an eclectic […]

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Album Review: Funeral by Lil Wayne

Indranshu Das When Lil Wayne released his first album, Lil Baby was literally a Lil Baby. 20 years later, Wayne and Baby are making a case for song of the year.  Two years removed from The Carter V, Lil Wayne’s Funeral shows signs of a strong recovery in his rapping career. His career skyrocketed following the release of Carter I, […]

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Album Review: Jackboys

Ann Vettikkal | Staff Writer Rating: 3/10 In JACKBOYS, where there are more contributors than tracks, it feels more like an impression of an album than a full-fledged production. The entire project (created by a collective of American rappers, led by Travis Scott) is a short, 7-track package, which includes 45 seconds of interlude and an embellished, gimmicky version of […]

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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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