Music Reviews

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“Awaken, My Love:” Childish Gambino’s comeback

Listeners have witnessed firsthand Childish Gambino’s growth and experimentation throughout his musical career. Howeve...

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Listeners chew on new Royal Teeth EP “Amateurs”

Most people haven’t heard of the group Royal Teeth. With a name that sounds more like some sort of frightening procedu...

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Lady Gaga shows some nuance with “Joanne”

A queen of pop, Lady Gaga is well known for hits such as “Poker Face,” “Bad Romance” and “Born This Way.” In...

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Adam Young recreates history through musical scores

“Not long ago, I found myself reminiscing the last half decade of my career. I recalled what it was like writing my fi...

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Joyce Manor delivers with “Cody”

In 2014, Joyce Manor released “Never Hungover Again,” a ten-song burst of pop-punk that served as a big leap for a b...

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Michigan born and Tennessee raised rapper Derek Minor (formerly known as “PRo”) has been adding his flavor of southe...

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“22, A Million” a symbolic journey for Bon Iver

Bon Iver, the primary creative vehicle of Justin Vernon, has returned with the follow-up to their 2011 expansive self-ti...

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Review of Frank Ocean’s “Blonde”

“Boys do cry, but I don’t think I shed a tear for a good chunk of my teenage years. It’s surprisingly my favorite ...

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Drake searches for redemption on new album “Views”

Late last Thursday night, Canadian rapper Drake made his album “Views” available on Apple Music. The 20-track album,...

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Student music project a love letter to Michigan

Popular music is built to be universal, and to this end often uses a specific format. Using tools such as the verse-chor...