MGMT comes back after long hiatus

February 28, 2018

By Andrea Cerna The willful duo Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser popularly known as MGMT is back with their new album, “Little Dark Age.” After their 2013 self-titled album that was unsuccessful; it is safe to say that this album could be considered as their comeback. MGMT revealed that they collaborated with Ariel Pink and Connan Mockasin on “Little Dark Age.” The album was produced by Chairlift’s Patrick Wimberly and…


P!nk defies genre labels with new album

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…

October 18, 2017

Harry Styles Album Debut Review

By Rebekah de la Pena Since the worldwide debut of boy-band One Direction, Harry Styles has been at the front and center of it all, stealing millions of girls’ hearts. Debuting his self-titled solo project, “Harry Styles”, listeners hear a very different side of this very talented 23-year-old. “Meet Me in the Hallway” starts the album off with slow and simple guitar chords. The album continues with soft sounds and singing,…

May 16, 2017

Kendrick Lamar drops a ‘DAMN.’ good album

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…

April 19, 2017

Marling shines in ‘Semper Femina’

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…

March 15, 2017

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

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

Katy Perry’s ‘Prism’ emits a one-dimensional synth-pop sound

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…

October 30, 2013

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