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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. 

Bad Bunny ‘hops out’ with surprise album, ‘La Que No Iban a Salir’ to brighten our shelter-in-place

Bad Bunny 'hops out' with surprise album, 'La Que No Iban a Salir' to brighten our shelter-in-place

Carissa Caro, Reporter

May 20, 2020

Bad Bunny “hops out” with surprise album, “La Que No Iban a Salir” to brighten our shelter-in-place On May 10, Bad Bunny released a surprise album titled “Las Que No Iban a Salir,” which translates to “The ones that weren’t going to be released,” proving he has no plans on stopping...

Mac Miller’s “Circles” brings feeling of resolution to his life, career

Nathalia Moran, Impulse Editor

January 23, 2020

With the blessing of his family, Mac Miller’s album “Circles” released posthumously on Jan. 17. The beauty of Miller’s “Circles” lies in the lyricism. In the song, “Once A Day,” Miller sings, “Once a day, I fall asleep with you. Once a day, I try, but I can't find a single word.” And...

BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: Persona’ brings new style

BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: Persona’ brings new style

Yoorim Cho, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2019

BTS’s “Map of the Soul: Persona” integrates new bubbly styles of Korean pop music that can satisfy newcomers and fans. The album kicks off with BTS rapper Kim Nam-joon’s performance on “Persona,” a hip-hop song incorporating unique rhythms and rock guitars. Nam-joon contemplates his identity...

New Hop Along album displays expert and unique performances

John Bricker, Opinions Editor

May 4, 2018

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

“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 ...

MGMT evolve its sound in ‘Little Dark Age’ album

John Bricker, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2018

MGMT’s fourth album, “Little Dark Age,” released on Feb. 9, is a captivating display of varied synth pop production, with lyrics that speak to the millennial generation. Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden’s previous music under the name MGMT sounds drastically different from this new album. ...

Can “DAMN” be considered the album of the year?

Jeffrey Windham, John Bricker, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2018

PRO: SOMENTHING DAMN GOOD In 2010, a young man rose from low-income housing in Compton, rapping his perspective as a “good kid.” Inventing a metaphor for his narrative, “To Pimp a Butterfly” would go platinum. “Untitled Unmastered.” is celebrated as genius, and 2017’s “DAMN.” is ...