Music Reviews

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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...

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Lianne La Havas’ album offers soulful voice, dynamic sound

Chase away school blues with Lianne La Havas’ album “Blood.” If the loss of summer has set in and syllabi are over...

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The Weeknd’s new album mixes pop and R&B

Canadian singer/songwriter Abel Tesfaye, who is more widely recognized by his stage name, The Weeknd, is no stranger to ...

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‘Wilder Minds’ is a different sound for Mumford and Sons

If you’ve been hearing music on the radio or in local coffee houses and thought to yourself, “Hey, this new Coldplay...

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Calvin student Jenny LaJoye releases first full-length album

As she prepares to leave Calvin College, senior Jenny LeJoye celebrates the upcoming release of her first full-length al...