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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Ariana Grande transforms into a dangerous woman

Say goodbye to the pretty in pink, cutesy Ariana Grande we all know, and make room for the dangerous woman she has become. In her third studio album, “Dangerous Woman,” Grande showcases a more...

“Meaning of Life” shows a new, soulful Kelly Clarkson

There’s no denying that Kelly Clarkson’s name alone evokes a sense of nostalgia. She became the first winner of hit TV show “American Idol” before creating the iconic break-up song, “Since You’ve Been Gone.”...

Exploring the depths of the ‘Middle Passage.’

On Friday, Nov. 8, I had the privilege of attending Immortal Technique's “Middle Passage Tour.” This was my first time seeing the revolutionary poet live, as well as my first time attending a hip-hop...

“Here and Nowhere Else” is Cloud Nothings’ magnum opus

Cloud Nothings has come a long way since its inception in 2009. What started off as a solo project by lead vocalist and guitarist Dylan Baldi has turned into a full-fledged alt-rock powerhouse. After...

In Kelela’s sea — On the singer’s debut, ”Take Me Apart”

Kelela’s asymmetrically shaved head has become a marker for the singer. As of late, she has accented the end of her locks with diamonds, inducing regality and elegance, two descriptors which encapsulate her ambitiously...

“Dark Bird is Home” flies

I hate it when critics cry foul just because an artist decides to change or go in a new direction on an album. It can be very trendy to say that, they’ve abandoned their...

AFI “Burials” Review

AFI is no stranger to the post-hardcore punk scene. With more than 10 years as a band, eight studio albums and countless EPs under their belt, the group returns with their latest record, “Burials.”...

Kings of Leon offers a guilty pleasure with “WALLS”

You might best remember the Tennessee-based rock band, Kings of Leon, being one of the hottest bands back in 2008 and 2009 when their fourth studio effort, “Only By the Night” became a monumental...

Kali Uchis delivers a sexy, soothing and soulful adventure with “Isolation”

Soft, seductive vocals, an abundance of soul and a dreamy atmosphere are just a few of the characteristics of Kali Uchis’ debut album “Isolation.” The Colombian-American singer has been making waves ever since her...

Picasso or Escobar: The Chronicles of Kanye West

Recently, a few of the most devoted Church of Kanye worshippers at the Highlander gathered and discussed the career of the Lord and Savior himself, Kanye West. What emerged from that discussion was the...