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“Blackpink: Light up the Sky” weaves pro-multicultural themes into heartwarming presentation

“Blackpink: Light up the Sky” weaves pro-multicultural themes into heartwarming presentation

Jodi Wong, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2020

Starring its four members Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa and Rosé, k-pop girl group Blackpink’s documentary “Blackpink: Light up the Sky” offers an intimate look not only into the background and dynamic of the group, but the nuances of the K-pop industry in a worldwide perspective. 

Sufjan Stevens brings cohesive sounds but lacks variety in “The Ascension”

Sufjan Stevens' new album

Amanda Nguyen, Reporter

October 9, 2020

American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens released his eighth studio album, “The Ascension,” which instrumentally delivers meditative soundscapes at the cost of listener experience. 

A Misplaced Genius: The Drab Disappointment of “A Day in a Yellow Beat

Yellow Days' new album,

Diana Piper, Reporter

October 8, 2020

The music lifts and drags in “A Day in a Yellow Beat,” a new 23-song album by Yellow Days. In one hour and 20 minutes, Yellow Days showcases his compositional talent, unfortunately dashed by his throaty vocals. 

Gus Dapperton’s “Orca” shows improvement, lacks uniqueness

Gus Dapperton’s

Mathew Bejarano, Reporter

October 8, 2020

Gus Dapperton’s latest 10 track album, “Orca,” is a step forward for the 23-year-old indie pop artist, but overall doesn’t contain qualities that sets itself apart from his music contemporaries. 

De Anza Playlist: Top 4 songs to help you get through post-midterm stress

Top 4 songs that are perfect for rejuvenation. Collage by Vanessa Nazareno.

Vanessa Nazareno, Reporter

June 4, 2020

Halfway through with the Spring quarter, students have just finished their midterms and are catching up on the assignments that have piled up. With stress from school as well as the outside world, students should take time, if possible, to mentally recharge before the finals come along. Here are four...

The Weeknd delivers brilliant blend of melancholy and triumph in ‘After Hours’ 

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Oscar Frias-Rivera, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2020

The Weeknd just released his highly anticipated album, “After Hours” after not releasing an album in over 3 years, and I definitely recommend this album if you’re a fan of the depth and melancholy in his songs. This album reminds me of a darker version of his previous album, “Starboy,” because...

Bad Bunny’s new album sounds like summer 

Source: Discogs.com

Kassandra Zeledon, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2020

Bad Bunny’s anticipated album “YHLQMDLG” dropped Saturday night at midnight and fans everywhere went crazy over it. YHLQMDLG is short for “Yo hago lo que me da la gana,” meaning, "I do whatever I want."  The first track immediately embodies that attitude.  My personal favorite “La...

Looking for new music? Here are 3 underrated artists you need to check out

Maël Lorach, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

If you’re looking for new music to listen to, there are a couple of resources you can use. Spotify’s “Discover Weekly” playlist has some really excellent recommendations that are tailored to your tastes. It is always worth looking at what your favorite artists are listening to, which can usu...

‘Map of the Soul: 7’

BTS 
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Aliya Nupbay, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

After their short break, BTS came back and rewarded their old and new fans with their new album, "Map of the Soul: 7," released Feb. 21. Seven is a significant number for the band. In listening to their album, I felt as if despite writing the songs for their fans, each song seemed like a love letter...

Tame Impala’s “The Slow Rush” offers inventive lyricism, style but ultimately underwhelms

Maël Lorach, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

“The Slow Rush” is Tame Impala’s fourth full-length LP, and is an interesting follow-up to his previous album, “Currents.” But interesting does not necessarily mean good in this case.  Those that have been following Tame Impala’s work will know what to expect: lots of major and minor...