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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...

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Newest Weezer album returns to beloved ‘90s rock roots

On April 1, 2016, rock band Weezer released their 10th studio album, entitled “Weezer.” This is the fourth record by...

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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...

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Zayn album musically superior, lyrically lacking

On March 25, a year to the day after leaving “One Direction” to pursue his solo career, Zayn Malik released his debu...

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Kendrick Lamar’s surprise mixtape unsurprisingly provocative

Late last Thursday night, rapper Kendrick Lamar released a surprise compilation album on iTunes and Spotify titled, for ...

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Grammys showcase powerful performances and tributes

In the middle of a packed awards season, all eyes turned toward the music industry Monday night at the 58th annual Gramm...

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Long-awaited “The Life of Pablo” encapsulates the bizarre existence of Kanye

In what was perhaps the most unorthodox album release in music history — complete with name changes, a live-streamed f...

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Majid Jordan break into R&B scene with underwhelming album

Majid Jordan is one of several new groups that rapper Drake has taken under his wing over the past few years. Drake sign...

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Bronze Age of the Nineties Review

“Bronze Age of the Nineties,” the debut album from Liance (musical vehicle of senior James Li), is an album about de...