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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Acapella group Pentatonix brings back the Christmas spirit

Acapella music isn’t something people listen to on a regular basis, partially because they’ve probably never listened to Pentatonix. Pentatonix is five-person Grammy Award-winning acapella group who recently released a new Christmas album titled,...

Hammock “Departure Songs” Review

Hammock's fifth full length album, “Departure Songs,” is their first double album and their most progressive piece to date. Hammock offers elegant soundscapes with majestic swells and crescendos. “Departure Songs” meets all of the...

Black Veil Brides “Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones” Album Review

Prior to listening to their 3rd and latest album, “Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones,” Black Veil Brides seemed to me like a band whose gimmick heavily relied on an overabundance...

Metallica harkens back to their roots in “Hardwired…to Self-Destruct”

It had been eight, long years since the iconic thrash metal band Metallica released an album for fans worldwide to get excited for. Their previous effort, 2008’s “Death Magnetic” seemed to have marked a...

Demi Lovato “Demi” Album Review

After her career with Disney ended, Demi Lovato's struggles and triumphs came to a head in 2011 with her heartbreaking single, "Skyscraper." Although the Disney star had difficulties with eating disorders, self-harm and a...

Away from the Swamp: Why the soundtracks of Shrek 1 and Shrek 2 are...

As I walked around Far Far Away Record Store, wallowing in the thought of never seeing our beloved Green One again, I suddenly heard a sound. “Somebody once told me the world is gonna...

Green Day “¡Uno!” Album Review

“Shut your mouth / cause you talk too much / and I don’t give a fuck anyway,” snarls lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day during the song, “Let Yourself Go,” off Green...

30 Seconds to Mars “Love Lust Faith + Dreams” Album Review

Southern California’s own 30 Seconds to Mars has released another stellar album with “Love Lust Faith + Dreams.” As the title suggests, the band explores themes of lost loves, chasing dreams, losing oneself and...

Shakira successfully incorporates mature themes in her new album

Shakira’s self-titled new album, “Shakira,” is a mixture of reggae, pop, Spanish and rock melodies combined with a few poetic and acoustic songs. This is the Colombian singer’s 10th studio album, and although she...

A$AP Mob puts on for New York and reaches new heights on Cozy Tapes

The commercial success of A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg has led to the two Harlem rappers becoming arguably the most influential rappers to come out of New York in the last 15 years not...