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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


Filed under Impulse

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


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 ...

MGMT evolve its sound in ‘Little Dark Age’ album

John Bricker, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Impulse, Reviews

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


Filed under Features

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 ...

Music Review: “Colliding By Design” lacks unique edge

Music Review: “Colliding By Design” lacks unique edge

Sarah Helwig, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2017


Filed under Arts, Features, Music Column

For a decade their social media bios read “A defunct rock band from Seattle, Washington,” but after reuniting in 2015, Acceptance released their much awaited sophomore album 12 years later. “Colliding By Design,” released by Rise Records on Feb. 23, is perfectly timed for warmer weather as thi...

Music Review: “I’m Only Dreaming” a strong success

Music Review: “I’m Only Dreaming” a strong success

Sarah Helwig, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music Column

Texas natives Eisley released their fifth studio album, “I'm Only Dreaming,” on Equal Vision Records Feb. 17. Comprised of siblings and cousins from the DuPree family, this female fronted rock band showcases atmospheric indie pop songs. With Sherri DuPree taking on most of the writing for this album ...