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THROWBACK MUSIC REVIEW: ‘By Any Means 2’ – ‘Kevin Gates’

| October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
THROWBACK MUSIC REVIEW: ‘By Any Means 2’ – ‘Kevin Gates’

Although a battery charge from a Florida concert in 2015 and recent gun charges, which subsequently led to a 30 month prison sentence, one of which he is still serving, Kevin Gates still delivers his aggressive, came-from-the-bottom style raps and pain-fueled soulful vocals that put him in the spotlight in his most recent release, “By […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Foster the People blend psychedelic pop with methodical lyricism in ‘Sacred Hearts Club’

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: Foster the People blend psychedelic pop with methodical lyricism in ‘Sacred Hearts Club’

Even as the summer quickly begins to sizzle away, the amount of impressive indie pop spooling from the speakers of the music industry seems to be never-ending. With Friday marking the release of yet another highly-anticipated alternative album in Foster the People’s third record, ‘Sacred Hearts Club,’ the summer of rocking pop anthems that is […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Oh Wonder’s ‘Ultralife’ sends you in and out of love in the far reaches of space

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: Oh Wonder’s ‘Ultralife’ sends you in and out of love in the far reaches of space

While pop queen Lorde’s fluorescent follow-up with ‘Melodrama’ might have easily been one of my most anticipated pop albums of the summer, another artist I was eager to hear again was the London-based duo of Oh Wonder. Surfacing to instant global acclaim in 2014 with their self-titled debut, the duo of Josephine Vander Gucht and […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Lorde makes a triumphant return with emotional, genre-defying ‘Melodrama’

| June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: Lorde makes a triumphant return with emotional, genre-defying ‘Melodrama’

When up-and-coming pop artist Ella Yelich-O’Connor — known to the world now as Lorde — entered the music scene back in Spring of 2013, there was no telling that this New Zealand-native would soon evolve into one of the industry’s most dynamic players. With her dramatic debut album, ‘Pure Heroine,’ taking the world by storm, […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Fleet Foxes deliver heavenly, haunting, at times hesitant harmonies in ‘Crack-Up’

| June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: Fleet Foxes deliver heavenly, haunting, at times hesitant harmonies in ‘Crack-Up’

Ever-shape-shifting in sound and energy, and always weighted in deep and provocative thought, folk-rock darlings Fleet Foxes have captivated fans of the indie genre ever since their soothing 2008 EP, ‘Sun Giant.’ Quickly making a name for themselves with hymn-like hits ‘Ragged Wood’ and ‘White Winter Hymnal,’ and the guitar-strumming journey of ‘Mykonos,’ the Seattle-born […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Burn Bridges, Burn Pies’ – OhBree

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Burn Bridges, Burn Pies’ – OhBree

You know the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, right? You might know him as the guy who painted those bizarre melting clocks or the man with the equally weird mustache.  What if I told you that there was a band who could provide the perfect soundtrack to his paintings? There is, and their name is OhBree. […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Midnight’ – Lewis Watson

| April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Midnight’ – Lewis Watson

A boy, a guitar and a raspy voice: all three combined to capture England’s heart in 2012 and is slowly grabbing hold of America’s. Lewis Watson, the owner of these three things, captivated many with his painfully talented YouTube videos he began to upload to his channel in 2010. His voice stood out, being described […]

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Breakdown of Drake’s “More Life”

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Breakdown of Drake’s “More Life”

Random Person: So, I hear there is new Drake music out. Me: Ah yes, you mean the “More Life” playlist. Playlist? It’s basically just a new album, but he’s calling it a playlist. The reason for this might be because it’s just available on streaming platforms, or it doesn’t really have any structure like you […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘There Is A Cloud’ – Elevation Worship

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘There Is A Cloud’ – Elevation Worship

Elevation Church takes pride in the fact that they write their own music; “There Is A Cloud” is a product of this effort. “There Is A Cloud” by Elevation Worship premiered March 17 at number 1 on iTunes. The hope of the church is for “There Is A Cloud” to encourage others. The songs are […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘American Teen’ – Khalid

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘American Teen’ – Khalid

All to often, an artist releases some really, really good singles but an overall dull album.  This is far from the truth when it comes to 19-year-old Khalid’s debut album, “American Teen,” released on March 3. Last year, Khalid Robinson was a high school senior, and this year he’s signed to a major label (RCA). […]

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EP REVIEW: ‘Chapter One: Blue’ – Bea Miller

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
EP REVIEW: ‘Chapter One: Blue’ – Bea Miller

Former X-Factor contestant Bea Miller released a new album called “Chapter One: Blue.” The album is the first chapter of her three part album. Miller says that her upcoming albums will read out like a chapter with three songs. Each album will focus on a specific emotion she felt after realizing that her significant other […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘I Decided.’ – Big Sean

| February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘I Decided.’ – Big Sean

Since the beginning of his rap career, Big Sean has been largely overlooked.  He’s carried the underdog chip on his shoulder ever since his “Finally Famous” days, waiting for Kanye West to release his first album under the GOOD Music label. With the release of his fourth studio album, “I Decided.,” Big Sean looks to assert his […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ’22, A Million’ – Bon Iver

| October 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ’22, A Million’ – Bon Iver

Bon Iver’s first album in five years could be described as strange, experimental and reflective. The American indie-folk band is led by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. With each song on the new album, “22, A Million,” Vernon does something different, original and thought provoking. The songs on “22, A Million” replace the old acoustic instruments that […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘The Divine Feminine’ – Mac Miller

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘The Divine Feminine’ – Mac Miller

Mac Miller isn’t Divine Feminine. He isn’t trying to define femininity and this album isn’t an attempt to examine feminism in any way. He isn’t being flippant or woke. As a matter of fact, he isn’t even trying to explore what being a woman is like in any sense in any of these texts. “The Divine Feminine,” a sort-of concept […]

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