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Summer Music: New jazz epic disappoints with repetition

Summer Music: New jazz epic disappoints with repetition

Christian Trujano, Editor-In-Chief

July 18, 2018


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

Kamasi Washington debuted his second full length album on June 22, “Heaven and Earth,” a two disk spiritual jazz epic that drowns its potential in a huge tracklist. Los Angeles native Kamasi Washington is a tenor saxophone virtuoso and jazz composer who broke out with his contribution to Kend...

Summer Music: Despite controversy, BROCKHAMPTON drops fire track

Summer Music: Despite controversy, BROCKHAMPTON drops fire track

John Bricker, Staff Reporter

July 15, 2018


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

BROCKHAMPTON’s latest single, “1999 WILDFIRE,” released on July 7, proves that they can continue creating beautiful music despite recent controversy. Dubbing themselves “The World’s Greatest Boyband,” hip-hop ensemble BROCKHAMPTON broke out with their “SATURATION” series, three studi...

Summer music: Death Grips revives industrial music

Summer music: Death Grips revives industrial music

Christian Trujano, Editor in Chief

July 8, 2018


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

Experimental hip hop trio Death Grips released their sixth album “Year of the Snitch” on June 22, solidifying themselves in the industrial scene and leaving them once again at the point of sabotaging their career... In a good way. Averaging one album every year since their formation in 2010, Sa...

Summer Music: Gorillaz drops sweet, disappointing album

Summer Music: Gorillaz drops sweet, disappointing album

John Bricker, Staff Reporter

July 8, 2018


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

Virtual band Gorillaz’ latest album, “The Now Now,” released on June 29, is a pleasant but dull experience, filled with pretty, but underdeveloped songs. Created by comic book artist Jamie Hewlett and musician Damon Albarn, Gorillaz has released six studio albums, each delivering a new evoluti...

Summer Music: Best albums of 2018 so far

John Bricker and Christian Trujano

July 7, 2018


Filed under Impulse, Music, Reviews, Summer Music Beat

  Parquet Courts - “Wide Awake!” Parquet Courts’ sixth studio album “Wide Awake!” is a masterclass in modern punk rock. The album offers a broad and sobering critique of modern American society, calling media coverage of tragedies like school shootings “a pornographic spec...