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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Shugo Tokumaru “In Focus?” Review

Shugo Tokumaru is one freakishly gifted multi-instrumental/bedroom-pop composer who is able to magically pile his copious instrumentals on top of each other in an arrangement that looks outrageous on paper, but ultimately works in...

Kaytranada releases everything you’d expect, while leaving desire for more

Classifying Kaytranada under any genre does the Montreal-based producer and DJ a disservice. His chops are versatile, ranging from chillwave and deep house to R-and-B and funk, yet there prevails a distinct sound with...

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...

The eccentric beauty of “St. Vincent”

“I think I’ve always tried to live at the intersection between accessibility and lunatic-fringe,” says Annie Clark, otherwise known as St. Vincent, on a recent interview on the Colbert Report. On her fourth album,...

“Memories Don’t Die,” especially when they’re this scarring

In 2016, Tory Lanez released his debut solo project, “I Told You,” an album that was riddled with problems from the start. It not only reflected Lanez’s lack of individuality in comparison to other...

Stevens beautifully explores conflicted feelings of grief on “Carrie & Lowell”

“I should have known better / Nothing can be changed / The past is still the past / The bridge to nowhere.” We are all constantly grieving. No matter our positions in life, we are...

“Breathing Statues” does little to distuinguish Young Magic from other EDM artists

Young Magic has always been a hybrid group, able to mix electronic and pop with global elements. The group is comprised of Isaac Emmanuel and Michael Italia, who both come from diverse backgrounds. Emmanuel,...

Taylor Swift matures in her songwriting with “1989”

A songwriter frequently known for her teenage sentimentalism or specifically providing listeners with new break-up songs, Taylor Swift has often been dubbed as a Southern songbird with a soft voice, safe songs and on...

Hello to Adele, goodbye to everyone else

  After four long, tortuous years without even so much as a peep from her, Adele has finally dropped her first single and music video “Hello,” without so much as a promo or a hello. The...

Mat Zo “Damage Control” Review

When the thought of a music album crosses one’s mind, it is usually defined by a potpourri of an artist’s recent works thrown together in a 10 to 15 track conglomerate. But with his...