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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Still Levitating: Kendrick Lamar’s “untitled unmastered.”

When I was in the 10th grade I had a classmate I had self-declared as my enemy. Internally, I hated him. He probably hated me. Everything I did, he tried and successfully did better....

Grouplove “Spreading Rumors” Review

Honestly, I wanted to like Grouplove’s latest effort, “Spreading Rumours.” I really did. And while not completely devoid of good songs, bland and uninteresting are some of the only words I can use to...

Iceage tries new sound for “Plowing Into the Field of Love”

Too messy for mainstream rock and alternative and too tame for punk, Iceage’s new album “Plowing Into the Field of Love” is one that can’t be easily placed into any subgenre of rock or...

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...

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...

Lanterns on the Lake “Until the Colours Run” Review

Over the past 10 years or so, baroque-pop-influenced music has made a steady comeback. The likes of Arcade Fire, the National, St. Vincent, Regina Spektor and more have helped popularize the format characterized by emotional guitar...

“Beach House 3” is just as honest as it is fun

Ty Dolla $ign is a singer, first and foremost, who is more than capable of dropping some bars on a track. What makes him such a pleasure to listen to is his strength in...

Guster loses speed with ‘Evermotion’

Four years after their last release, Guster has dropped back into the alternative music scene with their seventh studio album, “Evermotion.” Having produced the record partly under Nettwerk, their independent label, it makes sense...

Under the Radar: Haroula Rose, Snoh Aalegra and Injury Reserve

The Highlander appreciates artists in all forms, even those less renown. As such, in our "Under the Radar" series, we bring light to the underappreciated and incredibly talented. Enjoy. Haroula Rose If there is anything one can...

“…And Star Power” will leave listeners gasping for Foxygen

Many of us have heard the crazy and exciting stories coming from the counterculture of the ‘60s and ‘70s, a time of civil rights, second-wave feminism, LSD and, of course, the radical changes in...