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Joji’s flawed debut “Ballads 1” pulls though

John Bricker, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Impulse, Music, Reviews

Joji’s debut studio album “Ballads 1,” released on Oct. 26, is an inconsistent, but fulfilling journey through his eclectic collection of musical ideas. After George Miller gained a dedicated online following through his absurdist YouTube videos and outrageous parody rap, he overhauled his person...

Ariana Grande’s “Thank u, next” explores self acceptance

Ariana Grande’s “Thank u, next” explores self acceptance

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Impulse, Music, Reviews

Ariana Grande’s latest single “Thank u, next” is an ode to former boyfriends, as she thanks everyone in her life for the various lessons they've taught her, ultimately allowing her to move on in life and become a better person. The list of former partners includes rapper Big Sean, dancer Ricky...

Little Mix’s “Women Like Me” video shows women transcend norms

Little Mix’s “Women Like Me” video shows women transcend norms

Shiri Marwaha, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Impulse, Music, Reviews

Four member girl group Little Mix, known for their empowering lyrics to women, teamed up with rapper and singer, Nicki Minaj, in their new hit single, “Women Like Me," which combined with the music video, shows you don't have to be the "typical woman" to be your true inner queen. The music video...

Louis The Child’s ‘Kids At Play’ EP proves adults too can have fun

Louis The Child’s ‘Kids At Play’ EP proves adults too can have fun

Tremaurice Johnson, Impulse Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Impulse, Music, Reviews

Louis The Child’s most recent EP, “Kids At Play,” displays a variety of tunes, beats and melodies, mixing both old and new sounds showcasing some of their most fluid work to date. The EP’s title, “Kids At Play” is accurately named because of a variety of child-like sounds, such as adolescent gi...

Migos member Quavo’s solo debut “QUAVO HUNCHO” proves he works best in a team

Migos member Quavo’s solo debut “QUAVO HUNCHO” proves he works best in a team

Damon Ong, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Features, Music, Reviews

Quavo, from the group Migos, released his first solo project “QUAVO HUNCHO” on Oct. 12, proving he is a better fit in his trio group. It's evident that Quavo stands out in the rap trio, as his lighter and smoother voice makes him versatile, which combined with his undeniable star quality, meant he was th...

Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V” displays his various chapters as a musician

Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V” displays his various chapters as a musician

Hwan Lee, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Impulse, Music, Reviews

Lil Wayne’s anticipated album "Tha Carter V", the fifth album in his "Tha Carter" series, was released on Sept. 28. Due to several business disagreements with fellow rap artist, Birdman, relating to Wayne's record label, "Young Money"  and family issues, Wayne had been forced to delay the album’...

Summer Music: Best songs of the summer

John Bricker and Christian Trujano

August 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Impulse, Music, Reviews, Summer Music Beat

BROCKHAMPTON – "1998 TRUMAN" The Los Angeles based rap group’s single from their upcoming album, “The Best Years Of Our Lives,” is an abrasive, off-the-wall testament to the collective’s raw and diverse talent. The verses on this track range from confident and witty to stone cold paranoia, matching the beat’s melting pot of sampled voc...

New Hop Along album displays expert and unique performances

John Bricker, Opinions Editor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Impulse, Music, Reviews

Indie rock band Hop Along’s latest album “Bark Your Head Off, Dog,” is easily one of the best records of 2018 so far, an addictive display of expert songwriting and vocal performances. The Philadelphia band’s lead singer, Frances Quinlan, delivers an incredibly unique and varied performance ...

Back to his old days, The Weeknd’s EP hits with longtime fans

Jeffrey Windham, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Impulse, Music, Reviews

“My Dear Melancholy,” is a return to the explicit R&B that made The Weeknd famous and his third Billboard No. 1 album in a row. The thematic conflict exposes his disconnection from the emotions of heartbreak with drug use and fully-enabled lust.     At this point in his career The Weeknd is a ...