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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Angel Olsen self-reflects in new album ‘All Mirrors’

Albums can tell stories just like cinema can, and in some ways better. Albums can offer an abundance of drama without telling a linear narrative, such as Angel Olsen’s “All Mirrors.” In Olsen’s fifth...

KUCR follows the Crumb trail

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, a gang of KUCR DJs ventured off the quiet UCR campus and headed west to see psych-indie sensation, Crumb, perform live at The Glass House in Pomona. For a few...

“Ghosteen”: Nick Cave’s impassioned album explores his journey to find peace

It is not with great difficulty to surmise that Nick Cave’s latest album “Ghosteen” may be the most emotionally demanding album I have yet to hear. The album acts as the finale to a...

“IGOR” is Tyler, the Creator’s best album yet as he makes strides toward the...

In 2017, Tyler, the Creator dropped his fourth studio album, “Flower Boy.” The Grammy-nominated album marked a dramatic shift in the tides of his work. He went from making gritty, angsty music controversial enough...

Weezer fall short of fan expectations on ‘The Black Album’

In recent years, Weezer have leaned further away from the rock heroes they once were and have transitioned into the playful jokers they are now. Their newest release, “The Black Album” comes just a...

Ariana Grande’s authenticity shines through on “thank u, next”

Upon its initial introduction, I wasn’t particularly excited about Ariana Grande’s newest album.  Listening to “sweetener” one too many times and the fact that it seemed like every radio station was blasting an Ariana...

Cage the Elephant get personal on new single, “Ready To Let Go”

After two years since the release of their last album, “Unpeeled,” Cage The Elephant are back with their newest single, “Ready To Let Go.” This single leads up to the band’s long-awaited fifth studio LP,...

RIP: Rest in Peace, or Rise in Plays?

A posthumous album is a project released after the death of the artist. However, questions remain afloat in trying to decipher the purpose of releasing an album after death. Is it distasteful, or is...

“FM!” is the future summer anthem that’s getting bumped for the wrong reasons

Throw on your sunglasses and get your speakers ready because Vince Staples’ crip-walk-inducing rap project, “FM!,” is the ideal album for blasting at your local barbecues – that is, if you can wait until...

“BALLADS 1”, coming to an elevator near you!

George Miller, also known as, Joji, Pink Guy and most notably, Filthy Frank, is a former YouTube star who initially gained his popularity from his own ridiculous antics uploaded on the platform. Now as...