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“Head Above Water” by Avril Lavigne is horridly uninspiring for a comeback

“Head Above Water” by Avril Lavigne is horridly uninspiring for a comeback

Shiri Marwaha, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019

Canadian artist Avril Lavigne released "Head Above Water," her sixth studio album that was delayed due to being diagnosed with Lyme disease. Unfortunately, this album is repetitive and is a weak return into the music industry. The titular song "Head Above Water," has some profound and meaningful lyrics...

‘Thank U, Next’ presents destructive yet brilliant hit

‘Thank U, Next’ presents destructive yet brilliant hit

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

February 24, 2019

It’s been a rough year for Ariana Grande - her name was splashed across headlines for her broken engagement with Pete Davidson and her ex boyfriend Mac Miller overdosing, but she comes back from her trauma strong with her latest album, "Thank U, Next". "Thank U, Next" is above all an emotional an...

The Backstreet Boys are back: DNA Album Review

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019

The Backstreet Boys released their hyped up new album, DNA - the group’s tenth studio album and their first full-length album since 2013. Overall, the album is smooth, modern and a perfect testament to how the group has evolved over time with throwbacks to their roots. The comeback itself has been mass...

Electronic Music Showcase shows a wide range of dynamic electronic music

Gautam Nair, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2018

De Anza College held its scheduled Electronic Music Showcase on Dec 8, offering a wide variety of vocals, tunes, beats and inspirations. The showcase had a casual setting, with the audience primarily composed of the performers' friends and acquaintances. The performing artists themselves described...

‘Some Rap Songs’ album by Earl Sweatshirt shows vulnerability by discussing tough topics

Tommy Pham, Staff Reporter

December 11, 2018

"Some Rap Songs," Earl Sweatshirt's third studio album, touches upon a wide variety of topics like depression, family, life, love and death. "Some Rap Songs" features guest appearances by up and coming artists like Navy Blue, a skateboarder turned rapper from New York. On Navy Blue's collaboration...

‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ intertwines music with modern day media

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2018

The 1975’s third album, “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships,” has shaken up the music scene after dropping Nov. 30 with a series of well written tracks covering everything from love, to the internet. There's no exact genre to describe the album, but from start to finish, it’s a wild ride....

“No Candle No Light” by ZAYN ft Nicki Minaj is just another burned out track

“No Candle No Light” by ZAYN ft Nicki Minaj is just another burned out track

Damon Ong, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2018

The highly anticipated duet, "No Candle No Light," by ZAYN featuring Nicki Minaj dropped on Nov. 16, explored an electronic sound not typically associated with either artist. The best compliment for the track is how catchy the beat is, but everything else seemingly falls in the generic region, with l...

Michale Bublé returns with new album ‘Love’

Jocelyn Hernandez, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2018

After a two year hiatus, Michael Bublé has returned with his new album "Love," consisting of songs that express Bublé’s deep love for his fans, music and most evidently, his family. "Love" has an overall jazz pop genre feel, with jaunty big jazz melodies in most of the songs. The impeccable perfo...

Jaden Smith fortifies his integration into the rap culture with ‘The Sunset Tapes: A Cool Tape Story’

Jaden Smith fortifies his integration into the rap culture with ‘The Sunset Tapes: A Cool Tape Story’

Michael Nijmeh, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2018

Jaden Smith's “The Sunset Tapes: A Cool Tape Story,” released on Nov. 17, was strangely amusing, with a variety of melodies, beats, concepts and lyrics, proving him to be an up and coming artist in the music industry. The young rapper has been making a name for himself in the rap industry as of late, ...

‘Origins’ album fails to solidify Imagine Dragons’ rock image

‘Origins’ album fails to solidify Imagine Dragons’ rock image

Nick Bauersfeld, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018

Imagine Dragons', newest album “Origins,” released on Nov. 9, is an alternative rock album with a electro-pop sound that fails to deliver anything new from the band. Their fourth studio album in just six years, “Origins” further proved what was already known of the band. Imagine Dragons will give...