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Friday, November 16, 2018

“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.”...

Harry Styles’ self-titled debut shows he can stand on his own post-One Direction

Harry Styles released his first solo album since his days in One Direction. In an interview with The Sun, Styles claimed, “I wanted to put out a piece of me that I haven’t put...

Will.I.Am “#willpower” Review

I feel that the majority of people who listen to the Black Eyed Peas solely do so because of Will.I.Am. The reason people listen to Will.I.Am is still unbeknownst to me. After giving the...

“The Chief” brings a personal and original sound to the hip-hop genre

“The Chief” is the debut studio album by Jidenna, the Nigerian-American hip-hop and R&B artist previously best known for his Grammy-nominated single, “Classic Man.” The album starts strong with “A Bull’s Tale,” a song about...

Radar 101: Introduction to today’s indie and alternative music

Searching for new music can be very intimidating due to a plethora of artists and genres available to choose from. However, searching for new music can also be the most rewarding experience when you...

“Without Warning” is haunting in the best possible way

In an unprecedented short amount of time, Metro Boomin has gone from unknown Morehouse College dropout to hip-hop’s most sought-after producer. This year alone, he produced one of the year’s biggest rap songs with...

Under the RADAR: Issue 07

Artist: Solmaz Sharif Iranian-American poet Solmaz Sharif’s debut volume of poems, “LOOK” is among the prestigious finalists for the American Book Award. These poems are moving forays into the nature of words, war and the...

The “Black Panther” soundtrack is not revolutionary, but a worthwhile listen

“Black Panther’”s official soundtrack was released through Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope records and executively produced by Kendrick Lamar and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. My initial reaction when the tracklist released...

“Sonder Son” displays an understated image of Brent Faiyaz

Brent Faiyaz is another name on the growing list of young R&B voices who have created noise on the charts in the past year. He sits in this position with other artists on the...

Angel Olsen’s “Phases” unearths new gems amongst familiars

Angel Olsen is human, and like any seasoned artist who’s been emotionally roughed up, she translates those experiences into verses that range from raw and languishing — like her 2016 album “My Woman’”s closer,...