P!nk defies genre labels with new album

October 18, 2017

By Anastasia Landeros After years of lifting the spirits of her listeners with strong messages of empowerment, P!nk reflects on life, love and motherhood on her seventh studio album “Beautiful Trauma.” The album showcases her beautiful vocals, wonderfully expressive songwriting skills and a knack for matching hopeful rhythms with sobering lyrics. “Barbies” opens reminiscent of a classic folk song, with smooth vocals lamenting over not being a kid anymore to…

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‘Gemini’ lingers in nostalgia

By Anastasia Landeros A reflective Macklemore attempts to find his new groove without Ryan Lewis on “Gemini,” his first solo album in 12 years. But Macklemore isn’t entirely alone. All but one song features a cameo from another recording artist. The reflective “Ten Million” is the only true solo track on the album and offers listeners a dreamy, slightly electronic look into the rappers struggles as an artist, a constant…

September 28, 2017
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Feist returns to music scene with intimate rock album

May 3, 2017

By Sergio Berrueta  Feist returns after a six-year absence with “Pleasure,” an album about heartbreak, disillusionment and broken dreams. This follow-up to 2011’s “Metals,” ventures into these concepts with unrefined sounds, somber acoustics and bombastic echoes. The album begins with the title track “Pleasure.” It hits with a blend of melodic rock and electric-laden grime, sounding like a cassette tape recording giving a unrefined sound. It builds to an end…

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Kendrick Lamar drops a ‘DAMN.’ good album

April 19, 2017

By Hector Gomez  “DAMN.” is the fourth studio album by seven-time Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar. This album proves to all fans who thought of him as an unstoppable creative lyricist were certainly not wrong. After more than a year since releasing his compilation album “Untitled Unmastered” and two years since releasing “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick finally released the album on April 14. O n “ D A M N…

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Real Estate returns with solid indie tracks after four years

By Felipe Rodriquez It’s been four years since Real Estate has released a new record and although the band has seen a new lineup, former guitarist Matt Mondanile’s absence demonstrates an unfillable void with its new sound. Real Estate’s new record “In Mind,” is a solid return from the band’s long break from songwriting. Following the release of their last album, “Atlas.” Its dreamy riffs and and catchy hooks made…

March 22, 2017
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Drake gives fans ‘More Life’ with new album

By Tiana Hunter ‘More Life’ is the sixth solo album from triple platinum artist Aubrey Graham, better known as Drake. The long awaited album was finally released March 18 after many push back dates. Back in October he alluded to dropping another album which many people thought would be released on his birthday, October 24. After much speculation, Drake published a video on his instagram giving fans a release date….

March 22, 2017
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