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J. cole drops new heat with new album

J. cole drops new heat with new album

By Taylor Mitchell, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under Ideas, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Jay Z’s protege turned legend has recently dropped his 5th studio album. J. cole, known for his imagery words and storytelling songs came out with “K.O.D” late Thursday night. The album goes through the emotions of romance in the age of social media, while addressing the state of hip hop and past t...

5 Seconds of Summer debut new single and new sound

5 Seconds of Summer debut new single and new sound

By Zoe Graves, Page Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

Following their 2015 sophomore album, “Sounds Good, Feels Good,” the only music released by Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer was a single for the 2016 movie “Ghostbusters.” Now, almost two and a half years later, the band came back with “Want You Back,” the debut single for their upco...

Madison Beer writes her name in cement on new album

Madison Beer writes her name in cement on new album

By Zoe Graves, Page Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Music, Reviews

Attempting to shy away from her reputation as “Justin Bieber’s protege,” and make a name of her own, Madison Beer released her debut album “As She Pleases” on Feb. 2. The album was preceded by singles “Dead” and “Say It To My Face,” and featured five new songs. “As She Pleases...

From YouTube star to pop star

From YouTube star to pop star

By JoAnna Alexander, Intern

January 26, 2018


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

Former YouTuber and music sensation Troye Sivan released his new song “My My My!” on Jan. 10. In the past, Sivan has created hit songs like “Wild” and “Youth.” Sivan’s songs are dream pop, which is a subgenre of alternative rock. His fans expected a lot from the pop icon, and he has exceeded t...

“Feelings” causes all the feels

“Feelings” causes all the feels

By Alex Goossen, Intern

November 13, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

  Hayley Kiyoko’s new single, “Feelings,” is about the feeling you get when you start to develope a new crush. The beat manages to be both soft and upbeat, the bass is smooth and adds a rich taste, the drums pop methodically. The whole song’s atmosphere is relaxing and works with the ...

Taylor Swift adapts to new “Reputation”

Taylor Swift adapts to new “Reputation”

By Emily McCloskey, Intern

November 13, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

After much anticipation, Taylor Swift dropped “Reputation.” Selling over 700,000 copies on its first day, “Reputation” is the most talked about album this fall and is predicted to sell over 2 million copies — surpassing her past albums, each of which saw sales of over 1 million in the first ...

Sleep is for the weak

Sleep is for the weak

By Zoe Graves, Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

At two in the morning, most people are sleeping. Not Jake Miller. Since January of this year when he split from his record label, Miller spent the early hours of the morning in his room, learning how to play the piano and produce music from the comfort of his apartment. He began releasing what he ...

“Younger Now” Travels Back to Cyrus’s Roots

“Younger Now” Travels Back to Cyrus’s Roots

By Anna Post, Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

From being a puerile and bubbly childhood country star to becoming a more vulgar persona in early 2014, Miley Cyrus has proved to be dynamic. Her eclectic poppy undertones and electric vocals have changed, but Cyrus’s musical origins have always resided in country. In her new album “Younger Now,” Cyrus gr...

Nothing like a ‘Warm Glow’ to put you to sleep

Nothing like a ‘Warm Glow’ to put you to sleep

By Zoe Graves, Page Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

Seven months after releasing their debut album “Landmark,” Saint Paul, Minnesota natives Hippo Campus are back with a new EP. “Warm Glow” features three new tracks with a sound reflecting the title, but still manages to fall short. The record is nothing new from the band’s previously establ...

Milky Chance has more of an upbeat mood with new album

Milky Chance has more of an upbeat mood with new album

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

As the album title and artwork suggest, “Blossom,” by the German indie-folk band Milky Chance, projects a brighter, more uplifting sound than the band’s first album, “Sadnecessary.” “Sadnecessary,” released in 2013, was filled with dark, moody tunes of bass and acoustic guitar. It incl...

Migos Shine on new album ‘Culture’

Migos Shine on new album ‘Culture’

By Katie Thomas, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

After being called “the Beatles of this generation” by Donald Glover at the 2017 Golden Globe awards and boasting a No. 1 song on the charts, the Migos are showing listeners that their superstardom has only just begun in their second studio album. The rap trio, consisting of relatives Offset, Qu...

‘I Decided’ gives insight into Big Sean’s life

‘I Decided’ gives insight into Big Sean’s life

By Katie Thomas, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

In his fourth studio album, “I Decided.,” Detroit rapper Big Sean reveals exactly why he won’t be taking any losses with a new, motivated outlook on both his life and music. From dropping his previous well-received albums, “Finally Famous,” “Hall of Fame” and “Dark Sky Paradise” t...