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Kendrick’s ‘DAMN.’ reflects life experiences

Kendrick Lamar poses for his newest album: “DAMN,” which has received much critical acclaimed and has been a popular chart topper.

Summer Reich, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

Kendrick Lamar has been known to show an accurate and raw his life experiences through  his raps. In his album “DAMN,” which dropped on April 14, he continues to do so. The album has 14 songs that all depict racial injustice, gun violence, body insecurities, the latest presidential election,...

New All Time Low album is mediocre

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Gabby Silva, Staff Writer

April 27, 2015

All Time Low released their newest album, “Future Hearts,” on April 7. The band was formed in 2003 while still in high school. They have a total of five albums and one EP. ATL has been one of the biggest names in the pop punk music genre for almost 10 years, with catchy beats, punk rock sound,...

Coldplay album enchants

Coldplay album enchants

Kathryn Lew, Staff Writer

May 21, 2014

Coldplay released “Ghost Stories” on May 19, an album that is truly magical. Coldplay is a British alternative rock band that came to the world’s attention with their debut album “Parachutes” in 2000. Their more recent albums, “Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends” and “Mylo Xy...

Eminem’s new album is a big surprise

Eminem's new album is a big surprise

Sabine Hrkalovich, Opinions Editor

November 22, 2013

Eminem is back to claim his rightful place on the throne. “The Marshall Mathers LP Two,” a sequel to the critically acclaimed 2000 album “Marshall Mathers LP,” was released on Nov. 5. This is his eighth studio album, which is a clear indication that Eminem is one of rap music’s glorified...

Lavigne is back and full of bad-girl ethos

Lavigne is back and full of bad-girl ethos

Annissa Lai, Staff Writer

November 22, 2013

Avril Lavigne returns to her punk roots in her new self-titled album, “Avril Lavigne,” released on Nov. 5. The good news for Lavigne fans is she is edgier than ever despite 12 years in the business. The Canadian singer-songwriter, now 29, debuted on the music scene at 17, and recorded the albums...

The Neighborhood Album Review

The Neighborhood Album Review

Emma von der Lieth, Staff Writer

May 1, 2013

If you’re hungry for a new indie-alternative album to listen to, The Neighbourhood’s “I Love You.” will satisfy your craving. The Neighbourhood formed in 2011 and released their first full length album, “I Love You.,” on April 23. The southern California-based band consists of lead vocalis...

Adele rolling deep into Grammys

February 6, 2012

by Nicole Pipp, staff writer It’s music fans’ favorite time of year. It’s the time when all the greatest songs are finally acknowledged and the best artists get to perform our favorite songs. Yes, it’s Grammy season.This year, the 54th Grammy Awards are on Feb. 12 on CBS. Record...