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“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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Syd’s debut solo album makes waves

Syd’s debut solo album makes waves

By Maxwell Murray, Intern

February 6, 2017


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Syd, lead singer in The Internet, released her debut solo album “Fin.” The sound of the album can be described as a mixture of ‘90s R&B, taking inspiration from artist such as Aaliyah, yet it's still modern enough for today’s listeners. Syd, short for Syd Tha Kyd, started off her career in the altern...

Sheeran bounces back

Sheeran bounces back

By Jacqueline Squillace, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2017


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After an agonizing year-long sabbatical, Ed Sheeran has returned to the world of music, releasing two singles on Jan. 6.  The new singles, “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You,” offer a taste of what will be on his new album “Divide,” which comes out March 3.   “Castle on the Hill...

Keys’ album hits all the right notes

Keys’ album hits all the right notes

By Anna Post, Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Music, Reviews

There have been numerous politically charged albums about social injustice and inequality on iTunes lately. But Alicia Keys’ latest album, “Here,” stands out from them all. After four years of agonizing silence, Alicia Keys emerges with a new look and new sound. She exchanges her eloquent pian...

98.7 Amp Radio’s Boo Bash is Halloween hit

98.7 Amp Radio’s Boo Bash is Halloween hit

By Emma Brock, Design Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Audio, Media, Music, Reviews, Video

Electronic dance music artist Diplo made his second appearance in Detroit on Halloween night. He was last at the Mad Decent Block Party this past August. Boo Bash is an event which 98.7 AMP radio hosts every Halloween. The event is full of EDM music, dancing and people dressing up in all kinds of dif...