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Ariana Grande’s new album “Sweetener” is a sweet treat for fans

Ariana Grande’s new album “Sweetener” is a sweet treat for fans

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

August 31, 2018

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Reviews

Ariana Grande’s fourth album titled “Sweetener”was released Aug. 17 2018. “Sweetener”is a pleasant treat that subtly tastes somewhere between...

‘DAMN’ Kendrick Lamars new album is great

‘DAMN’ Kendrick Lamars new album is great

Mario Saldaña, Digital Content Editor

May 3, 2017

Filed under Reviews, Top Stories

Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar has been on a roll when it comes to albums, even with his recent album that is a whole album of B-sides and tracks that didn’t...

Three albums, three unique sounds

Three albums, three unique sounds

Daulton James Jones, Reporter

February 15, 2017

Filed under Reviews

The weekend of Feb. 3 was a great time for music. Three highly-anticipated albums came out on the exact same day: “I Decided.” by Big Sean, “Fin”...

Filthy Frank’s ‘Pink season’ is uproarious

Filthy Frank’s ‘Pink season’ is uproarious

Mario Saldaña, Digital Content Editor

February 1, 2017

Filed under Reviews

After years of Internet success as a comedian and a music artist on YouTube, George Miller or popularly known as “Filthy Frank” on his YouTube channel,...

Migos ‘Culture’ lives up to the expectations

Migos ‘Culture’ lives up to the expectations

Daulton James Jones, Reporter

February 1, 2017

Filed under Reviews

This past weekend on Jan. 27, hip hop super group Migos released their highly anticipated studio album Culture. With collaborations from the likes of th...

Album Review: Lions Names Leo

Album Review: Lions Names Leo

November 10, 2016

The notorious Lions Named Leo (LNL), which have left their mark on the Bakersfield music scene by blending ska with hard rock, are now back. They are currently...

‘Joanne’ is Gaga at her best

‘Joanne’ is Gaga at her best

J. R. Hensley, Reporter

November 6, 2016

Filed under Reviews

On Oct. 21, Lady Gaga released the album I have been waiting for since I finally broke down and accepted her into my life. I had resisted for so long...

Album Review: Bon Iver delivers unique and unexpected sound

Album Review: Bon Iver delivers unique and unexpected sound

Mario Saldana, Reporter

October 18, 2016

Filed under Reviews

It’s been about five years since Bon Iver released their recent critically acclaimed self-titled album “Bon Iver.” That became a modern class...

Album Review: So-so view on Drake’s ‘Views’

Mohamed Bafakih, Contributing Editor

May 3, 2016

Filed under Reviews

Four studio albums and seven years into his music career, and the question still remains: Are we going to get the Drake that provides therapy sessions to help get us over an ex, or the Drake that will bring lyrically-decent bars with his exquisite flow. His first album since “Nothing Was the Same,” which released in 2013, “Views” gives us a view of Toronto’s own...

‘The Life Of Pablo’ is a new hit

Jacob Tovar, Photographer

April 5, 2016

Filed under Reviews

Kanye West is my second favorite artist after Logic, but this album review on The Life of Pablo will be completely in favor of Yeezy. From the get go, “Ultralight beam” is very gospel-like with a church choir on the hook. Chance the Rapper kills his verse talking about his daughter and how he feels even more unstoppable after collaborating with Kanye. There are also...

‘Momentary Masters’ becomes instant classic

‘Momentary Masters’ becomes instant classic

Javier Valdes, Copy Editor

September 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

  Nowadays, the definition of what one constitutes to be a great album varies greatly with the multitudes of new sounds that our universal ear...

Foo Fighters fall flat with latest lyrical foray

Foo Fighters fall flat with latest lyrical foray

November 19, 2014

The Nicest Guy in Rock n’ Roll leads the Foo Fighters into sonic disappointment with their eighth studio album. “Sonic Highways” was written and...

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