Two Sides of the Same Coin: Review of “LOVE + FEAR” by MARINA

Once upon a time, there was a solo artist whose stage name sounded like a band: Marina and the Diamonds. She was well-loved with three successful albums, especially the ambitious Electra Heart. And then one day she decided to drop the Diamonds and just go by MARINA. Why? I don’t know. Maybe because too many …

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Rapid Reviews: A Review of Albums by Jade Bird, Lizzo, and LSD

Jade Bird by Jade Bird This self-titled debut was easily one of my most anticipated releases of the year. And it did not disappoint. Jade Bird is indie/Americana heaven. It’s no wonder Bird’s music is loved by indie, alternative, and country fans alike. This album will make you feel like you’re at Woodstock (and what …

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Lowkey Great: A Review of Albums by PUP & Haley Reinhart

Morbid Stuff by PUP The best way to describe PUP is that they’re the angry version of The Front Bottoms. The lyricism and vocal stylings are strikingly similar, though the delivery stands in stark contrast. This is alternative with a dash of emo. Morbid Stuff is an ode to being an edgy, angsty teen and …

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Double Take: A Review of the Debut Albums of Wallows and Billie Eilish

Nothing Happens by Wallows The day I discovered one of the vocalists for this band is Dylan Minnette from 13 Reasons Why is the day my entire worldview changed. How can someone be involved with something so great and something so horrible? It’s a mind bender. Fortunately, it doesn’t in the least take away from …

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Glass Half Full: A Review of “The Black Album” by Weezer

About two months ago, I reviewed Weezer’s cover album. I called it lazy and pointless, which I still maintain. But it didn’t kill my hope for the Black Album. After all, I’d enjoyed the singles. Perhaps the Black Album would be just the comeback Weezer needed. Alas, it is not. Out of the ten tracks …

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The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: A Triple Review of “OK, I’M SICK,” by badflower, “Betty” by Betty Who, and “Head Above Water” by Avril Lavigne

Within the past couple weeks, many albums from all different genres have dropped. Only a few stood out to me. “OK, I’M SICK” by badflower sparked my interest because I’ve liked a couple of their songs in the past. “Betty” by Betty Who stood out for the same reason. “Head Above Water” by Avril Lavigne …

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She’s Back!: A Review of “Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande

I’m going to be honest with you— I don’t really know how to talk about this album. I’ve been a fan of Ariana Grande since before she even released an album. I used to listen to her YouTube covers obsessively, eagerly awaiting the day she released her own music. And she never disappointed. Well, that …

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World War 21P: A Review of “Trench” by twenty one pilots

Over the past year, no band has been turned on faster than twenty one pilots. One day, they were lauded as near-gods and the next they were written off as hacks. In a world where callout culture is affecting careers left and right, this isn’t so surprising. That is, until you realize neither Tyler Joseph …

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