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‘Found Heaven:’ Conan Gray delivers 80s pop album

Moe Del Rosario, Arts Reporter April 10, 2024

Fans of Conan Gray greatly anticipated his brand new album “Found Heaven” since he announced it back in January — myself included.  Gray first emerged on YouTube when he was 15, and soon released...

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‘Only God Was Above Us:’ A new beginning for Vampire Weekend

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter April 10, 2024

Vampire Weekend is a band that is always changing. From their debut record in 2008, to “Contra” in 2010 and the wonderful “Modern Vampires of the City” in 2013, this band has always been keeping...

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‘Cowboy Carter:’ Beyoncé will not be limited by genre

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter April 3, 2024

I’m either just a sucker for long as hell country records, or I may just be a sucker for Beyoncé.  Beyoncé’s Act I project, “Renaissance” — released in 2022 — is a generational, one-in-a-million...

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‘Underdressed at the Symphony:’ Faye Webster’s welcome of silence

Moe Del Rosario, Arts Reporter March 27, 2024

Faye Webster has grown popular recently with some of her songs like “I Know You” and “Kingston” resurfacing on social media sites like TikTok. Most recently, the 26-year-old singer released her...

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‘WE DON’T TRUST YOU:’ Future and Metro Boomin’s collaborative trap master class

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter March 27, 2024

Future’s style and lyricism have not changed in the past decade. Despite this, he still makes hit after hit and is as infectious as ever. Why is this? Thank Metro Boomin.  The 30-year-old three-time...

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‘Wall of Eyes:’ Thom Yorke is not done yet

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter January 31, 2024

The sentimentality of reviewing a Radiohead side project is certainly palpable. A variety of emotions come up when listening to the band: angst, wonder, peace, paranoia… but primarily grief.  When...

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Kali Uchis enters her señora era with ‘ORQUÍDEAS’ album release

Moe Del Rosario, Arts Reporter January 24, 2024

Following the release and success of “Red Moon in Venus,” Kali Uchis announced her new album “ORQUÍDEAS” on Oct. 9, 2023 on Instagram. Fans waited until the release of the album on Jan. 12, 2024....

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‘Saviors:’ Green Day’s newest polished pop-punk opera

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter January 24, 2024

After four years of patiently waiting, Green Day’s newest full-length studio album, “Saviors” was released on Jan. 19. The album has been described as Green Day’s return to form and their best,...

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A week in hip-hop: 21 Savage vs. Kid Cudi

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter January 17, 2024

For only being the third week in January, two rappers have definitely made a splash already. Kid Cudi and 21 Savage have been carving their own lanes for a while now.  Cudi has been known to expand...

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‘Rockstar:’ Dolly Parton at her most fiery and versatile

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter November 22, 2023

On Friday, Nov. 17, Dolly Parton released her newest and biggest album yet — a 30-song, two-hour and 21-minute opus titled “Rockstar.”  This era of Dolly Parton is an artistic evolution akin...

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Taking a walk down ‘Abbey Road’

Olivia Chiappelli, Arts Editor November 15, 2023

The Beatles shot one of the most famous album covers of all time on Aug. 8, 1969, and did not even have to write their band’s name or album title on it to get the world to pay attention.  John Lennon,...

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‘Sweet Justice:’ A fierce display of Tkay Maidza’s skills

Chelsea Bossert, Arts Reporter November 8, 2023

Rap is a battlefield — everyone is going after everyone and trying to get the one up on each other. Flows, genres, scenes and cliques are constantly evolving to fit the current day and its trends.  I...

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