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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...

Summer Music: Denzel Curry releases inconsistent opus

Summer Music: Denzel Curry releases inconsistent opus

John Bricker, Staff Reporter

August 4, 2018


Filed under Summer Music Beat

Denzel Curry’s dark rap epic “TA13OO,” released on July 27, falls short of its own conceptual ambition while still offering plenty of intense, diverse material. The Miami rapper broke out in 2015 with his meme-fueling single “Ultimate,” which showcased his trademark, hard-hitting lyricism a...

Summer Music: New Jersey band delivers 2000s throwback

Summer Music: New Jersey band delivers 2000s throwback

John Bricker, Staff Reporter

July 22, 2018


Filed under Summer Music Beat

New Jersey rock band Save Face released their full length debut, “Merci,” on July 13, delivering a solid throwback to the emo alternative-rock and pop-punk of the 2000s. The band’s performances are punchy and polished across the album. On tracks like lead single, “Bad,” their combination of...

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 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, 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: Gorillaz drops sweet, disappointing album

Summer Music: Gorillaz drops sweet, disappointing album

John Bricker, Staff Reporter

July 8, 2018


Filed under Features, 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...