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No Joy: Motherhood Album Review

By Jennifer Ariola Music Journalist Artist: No JoyAlbum: MotherhoodRelease Date: August 21, 2020Website https://open.spotify.com/album/2yz6yCzAnxPfsNaIUFz1gT?si=FK2HfAnkRcWLPG9ybtCb1A No Joy is a Canadian band that is focused on indie rock music. Motherhood, their latest album,was released in August. Previously, the band had released three other albums and a handful of singles and EPs. The band consists of 3 members: Jasamine White-Gluz, Garland Hastings, Michael Farsky. Their newest album was genre-shifting, filled with chilled out […]

todaySeptember 16, 2020 20

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Karolina Rose: Rosemary Album Review

By Jennifer AriolaMusic Journalist Artist: Karolina RoseAlbum: RosemaryRelease Date: August 21, 2020Website: https://open.spotify.com/album/0YUVyFj2c86NX2exinvlQJ?si=z1uLL7w1T9WRGHMMwzDBqA On Aug. 21, pop-singer Karolina Rose released her second EP, Rosemary. The EP includes 4 songs: “Greytopia'', “Runaway Angels”, “Objection” and “White Lies.” The songs are a dream-like, dark pop that expresses her search for self-acceptance and love. Rose’s EP is, for the most part, upbeat while also sounding somehow mysterious. Rose’s sound is hard to compare […]

todaySeptember 14, 2020 27

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Artist Spotlight: Marc Rebillet AKA Loop Daddy

By Jason ArlineMusic Journalist As many artists have adapted to the challenges of making music due to COVID-19, few have thrived in the new landscape like Marc Rebillet. Through his live streams and the influx of users on internet media outlets like Reddit, Facebook and sharing/creating memes out of his content, Rebillet’s fanbase has grown significantly. Self-proclaimed Loop Daddy, The Dallas Pianist, Comedian, DJ, Actor and Vocalist, utilizes a BOSS […]

todaySeptember 13, 2020 252

The album cover is a minimalist grey background with Japanese text on the left edge of the art. On the top of the album art reads the words "Reality In Love, Toshifumi Hinata" in English and enlarged blue text.

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Toshifumi Hinata: Reality In Love Album Review

By Claudia RuizMusic Journalist Artist: Toshifumi HinataAlbum: Reality In LoveRelease Date: November 28, 1986Website: https://www.discogs.com/Toshifumi-Hinata-Reality-In-Love/release/3338964Record Label: Alfa ‎– ALR-28091 With the current rise in popularity of genres such as lo-fi hip hop and synth pop, Toshifumi Hinata’s 1986 album, Reality In Love, seems like a relevant project to re-visit and explore. Having an education from the Berkeley School of Music and having lived in places like England, the United States, […]

todaySeptember 12, 2020 1284

he text “Politically Active Rappers” in Bold blue Text and the Text “other than Kanye” with a image of a artist in a studio session as the background and bordered with stars and red white and blue stripes”

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Politically Active Rappers

By Jason ArlineMusic Journalist While the public has become no stranger to Kanye West’s ties in politics with his recent announcement to run in the 2020 presidential election and his former endorsement of Donald Trump, many rappers have sought similar political ventures. As artists, rappers share a connection with their communities and the places they chose to call home. This has always been well represented within their music. Most rappers […]

todayJuly 13, 2020 101

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BRIDEY’s Pop Diary EP Review

By Ashley FarnieMusic Journalist With only 71 monthly listeners on Spotify, Chicago-based BRIDEY’s undiscovered sound includes influences of alternative and indie rock with an emphasis on lyricism to convey the intricacies of life and love. As the second studio release following their debut album, Honey, in 2019, Pop Diary experiments with more pop-influenced sounds and structures--hence the title-- without straying from the authenticity exhibited in previous releases. The EP cover […]

todayJuly 5, 2020 24

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Songs for Quarantine

By James Lanik Music Journalist Just a couple weeks after the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 crisis a global pandemic, nearly the entire world, has found themselves self couch ridden for days on end. So much has already been said about the state we have found ourselves in, so I won’t attempt to add my thoughts on the matter. All I know is to stay put and don’t endanger […]

todayApril 10, 2020 1321

This is a picture of PARTNEXTDOOR with his name and “PARTYMOBILE” across the cover and his face reflected horizontally across the cover.

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PARTNEXTDOOR: PARTYMOBILE Album Review

By Ethan Hamilton Music Journalist For many PARTYNEXTDOOR fans, their first introduction to him was through Drake when he announced that he signed PND to his new label OVO Sound in 2013. It’s been three years since PND’s last release and after much anticipation and constant postponement, “PARTYMOBILE” is finally here. PND’s biggest strength has always been his songwriting, and more importantly his attention to detail. On P2 and PNDColours, […]

todayApril 7, 2020 74

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The Downfall of Country Music Today

By Rebecca Harrell Music Journalist Though country music has become somewhat popular to hate, the genre can be judged independently on its musicality, integrity and overall substance. Country roots were planted and bloomed in the south, but as entropy continues to expand the universe, so does our musical vocabulary. What I mean by this is that anyone from anywhere can listen to country music, regardless if they relate with the […]

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