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“Smiling With No Teeth” Review

Andrew Doucette, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

There’s no possible way to contain what Genesis Owusu does on this album to a single genre. “Smiling With No Teeth” contains elements of punk, R&B, funk, hip hop, alternative, electronica, and a...

Music Artist Review: The Weeknd

Cole Downing, Staff Writer February 17, 2021

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weeknd, has already accomplished a lot in his ten-year music career. He’s one of the biggest names in music around the globe, and now will be adding yet another milestone...

K-Pop band EXO says ‘Don’t Mess Up My Tempo’

Antilica Xiong, Graphic Designer November 7, 2018

On Nov. 2, EXO released its new album “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo – The 5TH Album.” The album consists of 11 new songs with a groove style, but also has some slower jazz, r&b and throwback summer...

“Bambi” is a new album by Minnesota indie rock band Hippo Campus.

Hippo Campus’ 2nd album a cohesive piece of art

Mel Acosta, Opinion Editor October 24, 2018

The ability to be completely vulnerable in music is something that is abundantly praised. The Minnesota native indie rock band, Hippo Campus, aren’t newcomers to this concept. Their newly...

Adele’s third album “25” was released on Nov. 20.

Adele ‘25’ sells millions

Alyssa Washington, Staff Writer December 10, 2015

Adele has done it once again. Her new album, “25,” was released on Nov. 20. According to Nielsen Music, 3.48 million copies were bought within the first week. Now, the album has sold over 4.2 million...

Justin Beiber’s newest album “Purpose” was released on Nov. 13 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

Justin Bieber releases 6th studio album

Megan Behnke, Staff Writer December 10, 2015

Six years after his debut album, three years after his last studio album, and just coming off a two year hiatus, Justin Bieber his back and better than ever. His newest album, “Purpose,” is an...

Taylor Swift performs at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina, on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ is a pop tour de force

Deanna Pierce, Copy Editor November 13, 2014

I have to admit, when I first heard “Shake it Off” my first reaction was an involuntary pang of disappointment. I have been an enthusiastic fan of Taylor Swift since the “Teardrops on My Guitar”...

Shakey Graves shares his study sounds at High Noon

Betsy Osterberger, News Editor April 23, 2014

As rain pounded on the streets of Madison and snow loomed in the forecast, 400 folk-rock fans headed to the High Noon Saloon, in hopes that Austin, Texas-grown artist, Alejandro Rose-Garcia – a.k.a....

Jason Derulo

Music review: “Talk Dirty” by Jason Derulo

Karen Cass, Opinions Editor April 23, 2014

Jason Derulo’s latest album, “Talk Dirty,” was released on April 15, 2014. It is a reissue of Derulo’s third album, “Tattoos,” an EP released in September 2013. “Talk Dirty” includes the...

R&B music still alive and well

Fanta Sylla, Copy Editor April 23, 2014

The song “OMG” by Usher might as well announced the end of R&B. It was as if the genre couldn’t exist by itself, and needed, for existing and have place in the pop charts, to mix with dance and...

Shakira performs in concert at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on Friday, October 22, 2010.

Music review: Shakira’s self-title album has much to like

Erin Johnsrud, Staff Writer April 10, 2014

I’ve never been a huge Shakira fan. Forget the “huge” part, I’ve never been a Shakira fan. She’s immensely popular worldwide, and I couldn’t quite figure out why – yes, she’s nice to look...

Music review: Love Letters from Metronomy

Music review: Love Letters from Metronomy

Fanta Sylla, Staff Writer March 26, 2014

Metronomy’s last album “The English Riviera” propelled Joseph Mount and his band to the forefront of U.K.’s pop music in 2011. It contained pop gems like “The Look,” “Corinne” and “The...

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