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Drip or Drown 2

REVIEW: ‘Drip or Drown 2’ is ‘respectable release from Gunna’

Jake Bell March 6, 2019

The name of this album is “Drip or Drown 2." I think that name perfectly spells out that this album is to be enjoyed, not deeply analyzed. So put down the CBD latte because I think you’ll need something...

Origins album

REVIEW: Imagine Dragons back with release of deeply personal ‘Origins’

Alex Novak November 14, 2018

Imagine Dragons is back on its game with its new album, “Origins,” a return to form for the band whose previous album was unique but heavily formulaic and predictable.In this album, that unique sound...

Greta Van Fleet album cover

REVIEW: Greta Van Fleet puts powerful rock sound on full display in debut album

Alex Novak October 21, 2018

“Anthem of the Peaceful Army” is a grand suite of classic rock sounds that packs a punch of folk, soul and blues to create a fresh and distinct debut for Greta Van Fleet.The band’s highly anticipated...

Trench cover

REVIEW: Twenty One Pilots’ latest album ‘Trench’ features best sound yet, exceptional lyrics

Alex Novak October 7, 2018

Twenty One Pilots’ fifth studio album, “Trench,” offers the best sound the band has recorded yet, with tremendous attention to details.The depth of the band’s sound — Josh Dun’s drums, along...

REVIEW: ‘Piano & a Microphone 1983’ highlights the brilliance of Prince’s artistry

Alex Novak September 23, 2018

“Piano & a Microphone 1983” is an incredible new collection of Prince songs, and the album provides a refreshing twist from the iconic artist who died more than two years ago.The album is just...

Black Panther

‘Black Panther: The Album’ lives up to the hype

Simon Hannig February 15, 2018

The highly-anticipated movie album “Black Panther: The Album” finally released, and it does not disappoint.Rapper Kendrick Lamar produced the hip-hop album with Top Dawg Entertainment’s CEO Anthony...

Why J. Cole is one of the best rappers

Simon Hannig December 12, 2017

J. Cole of Fayetteville, North Carolina, is one of the best rappers in today’s game. He’s gone platinum with all four of his studio albums, which include “Cole World: The Sideline Story,” “Born...

4/19 Rae Sremmurd SremmLife2

REVIEW: Looking back at Rae Sremmurd’s latest album

Michael Nied April 19, 2017

Hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd is gearing up for a return to campus at this year’s FlashFest with some fresh material since their last performance in 2015.In 2016, the duo, comprised of brothers Swae Lee and...

More Life - Drake (2017)

REVIEW: Drake brings the heat on ‘More Life’

Michael Nied March 19, 2017

He may have started at the bottom, but by now there’s no denying Drake’s dominance of the music industry.The Canadian-born hip-hop artist secured his status after a banner year in 2016 that saw him...

Divide - Ed Sheeran (2017)

REVIEW: Ed Sheeran goes global on new album ‘Divide’

Michael Nied March 4, 2017

Ed Sheeran is back with his new album “Divide,” a globally influenced ode to overcoming adversity and finding joy in life.It’s been almost three years since the English crooner dropped his critically...

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