Marling shines in ‘Semper Femina’

March 15, 2017

By Christopher Reynoso  British folk star Laura Marling’s sixth studio album Semper Femina is a welcomed addition to the singer’s discography, giving fans more of what they’ve come to love her for. In the album, she brings new sounds to keep it fresh. It offers newcomers a solid first taste of what Marling is all about, smooth vocals, rhythmic melodies and entrapping storytelling. Her discography has always been at the…

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Pink Floyd takes listeners on last trip with ‘The Endless River’

By Russell J. Zazueta After 20 years on hiatus, psychedelic rock innovators Pink Floyd released their final LP, “The Endless River,” last week, demonstrating their music wizardry to the world once again. In 1993, during the writing sessions of the “Division Bell,” written with then-alive founding keyboardist Rick Wright, Pink Floyd cut 20 hours of tapes for a disc of ambient music to be included with the album. It was…

November 19, 2014
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New sound shows growth of Taylor Swift

By Ayana Arroyo Hanging up her hat and cowboy boots Taylor Swift decided to steer away from country music with her newest album “1989.” Swift tried something new and it does not disappoint. With most of her songs, being up beat and playful, Swift doesn’t seem at all a newcomer to pop music. “1989” has a total of 13 songs, on the standard version and 19 on the deluxe version…

October 29, 2014
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Katy Perry’s ‘Prism’ emits a one-dimensional synth-pop sound

October 30, 2013

By Ruben Perez Katy Perry has ditched the bubblegum pop sound and has transcended into a darker, grown-up sound on her third album ‘Prism’. Perry’s 2010 breakout album ‘Teenage Dream’ spawned massive hit singles such as “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).” Perry delivers a more subdued, spiritual and grown-up sound on ‘Prism,’ but it doesn’t seem to fit the image that she’s portrayed the past…

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Lana takes explicit content to new level

By Alfonso Caltitla After being torn down by music critics, Lana Del Rey stands triumphant with the re-release of her debut album “Born to Die: The Paradise Edition.” At first glance, Lana Del Rey, born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, seems almost angelic with her long brown hair, porcelain white skin and soft-spoken voice, but turns out to be anything but an angel. Lana showcases her bad girl side with her controversial…

November 26, 2012
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