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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...

Album Review: Frank Ocean delivers again

Album Review: Frank Ocean delivers again

Jacob Tovar, Reporter

September 7, 2016

Filed under Reviews

Ever since Channel Orange dropped back in 2012, fans (including myself) have been dying to get ahold of new music by Frank Ocean. After being played with...

Album Review: New Korn singles show a return to old style

Album Review: New Korn singles show a return to old style

Stephen Underwood, Reporter

September 7, 2016

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Being a follower of the current hard rock and metal styles and trends in America, no local bands get my attention more than Korn and Adema. They are by...

Kid Rock reinvents himself with release of latest album

Kid Rock reinvents himself with release of latest album

Elka Wyatt, Reporter

March 19, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

It’s always good to come across an artistic chameleon. Kid Rock can blend in with just about any genre of music. He is one of those artists that can...

Eminem’s latest album shows the rappers skills are lyrically flawless

Rhiannon Stroberg, Reporter

February 24, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Eminem’s eighth studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP2, which spawned popular hits such as “Rap God,” “Headlights,” “Berzerk,” and “The Monster,” it is a brilliantly written sequel to 2000’s The Marshall Mathers LP. In this album, Eminem delves back into the twisted darkness that resides within the lyrics of the first album that won the sadistic hearts...

Karen O’s breakout album just so so

Elizabeth Castillo, Reporter

September 24, 2014

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Known for her wild and manic antics as the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s frontwoman, Karen O somewhat misses the mark in her gentle, lo-fi solo debut, “Crush Songs.” The record begins with “Ooo,” a lullaby-like song that is soft and sweet, similar to the growing emotions of a crush. However, the track that follows the agreeable opener isn’t nearly as impressive. “Rapt”...

New ‘Jeezy’ album doesn’t dissappoint

Christopher A. Baptiste, Reporter

September 10, 2014

Filed under Reviews

Atlanta’s heavyweight rap artist Young Jeezy is back with a new album. After appearing on the rap chart back in 2001, he has dropped his fifth major album titled “Seen It All” on Sept. 2, 2014. With a quiet approach, he will make loud noise in the industry with yet another classic. If you are not familiar with the southern hip-hop artist, his first album, “Lets...

Music Review- Boring music from legendary Santana

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

May 7, 2014

Filed under Commentary

If you’ve heard one Santana song, you have heard them all. “Corazon” is no different than the rest. “Corazon” is the 22nd studio album by Santana, and there are a few songs that stand out to me. But out of 15 tracks, a couple of songs just don’t cut it. One of the best songs on the album is “Margarita” and it features Romeo Santos. The song isn’t bachata,...

Music Review- Shakira surprises with her new album

Sharida Rejon, Features Editor

April 2, 2014

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Shakira’s 10th studio album, which is self-titled, has proved that certain artists really do get better with time. The Colombian singer’s music has been contagious throughout the years, and her artistic image has always been dance influenced, and although I did get that during the first few tracks on the album, it was the ballads that unexpectedly won me over. From...

Eminem brings back ‘Shady’ sound

Bertin Rodriguez, Online Editor

November 21, 2013

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Eminem is back. Or is he? Eminem’s eighth studio album, Marshall Mathers LP 2 has been highly anticipated and it is finally here. Eminem is still Eminem, that hasn’t changed, so if you are looking for a “highlight reel” of rap styles that makes him the best today, then MMLP2 is the album you are looking for. Some of the many great songs on the album include...

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