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REVIEW: How Mac Miller’s ‘Circles’ is different from other posthumous albums

REVIEW: How Mac Miller's 'Circles' is different from other posthumous albums

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 20, 2020

“Circles” is late rapper Mac Miller’s sixth studio album and the first release since his death on Sept. 7, 2018. Not only is “Circles” a companion album to his heartfelt and personal “Swimming” released on Aug. 3, 2018, but it is his first music released since he passed away. This feels ...

Harry Styles experiments with new album, with uneven success

Harry Styles experiments with new album, with uneven success

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions and Social Media Editor

December 13, 2019

When speaking to Rolling Stone earlier this year, Harry Styles told journalist Rob Sheffield that his upcoming sophomore album was “all about having sex and feeling sad.” Given that description and Styles’ impressive—if not slightly derivative—first album, my expectations for “Fine Line,...

Review: Rex Orange County’s ‘Pony’ focuses on hope

Review: Rex Orange County’s ‘Pony’ focuses on hope

Gavin Farrow, Contributing Writer

November 11, 2019

Rex Orange County’s work is loaded with (or almost entirely made up of) deeply personal anecdotes and multifaceted experiences with love. A new “anti-pop” pop star in recent years, he employs the method of many an adored musician: maintaining lyrical introspectiveness in order to communicate u...

‘Ginger’ explores struggles, triumphs of Brockhampton members’ lives

'Ginger' explores struggles, triumphs of Brockhampton members' lives

Cole Bursch, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2019

“Ginger,” the latest record by Brockhampton, offers an exquisite exploration in and around the struggles and triumphs of the member’s lives and their thoughts on whatever comes after. The 13-member boyband has been making waves in hip-hop since their “Saturation” trilogy of albums in 2017. Self...

IGOR: The break-up album that proves Tyler, the Creator belongs in a category all his own

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John Cotter, Contributing Writer

June 3, 2019

Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Bon Iver. Break-up albums have been a staple in the music landscape, with these 21st century auteurs having some of the most soul-drenching of personal stories that reach something deeply humanistic: the loss of a loved one. This loss, whether through death or...

‘Arizona Baby’ a ground-breaking album from an artist in a category all his own

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Cole Bursch, Contributing Writer

May 20, 2019

“Arizona Baby,” the new album by Kevin Abstract, brings forward a personal collection of songs reminiscing on memories of the past and the prospect of a better future. Kevin Abstract has been around for years as a main member of the hip-hop group Brockhampton along with his own previous solo projects...

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