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Album Review

Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman

Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman

By: Brian James (@bjamesISU) For anyone that knows me, they know that I love a female powerhouse, and Ariana is most definitely one. Her third studio album came out in May of 2016 and has since given us four amazing singles and even earned Ariana a Grammy nomination for Best

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March 30th, 2017

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Ed Sheeran- Divide

Ed Sheeran- Divide

By: Matty Jiles Let’s just say I think that Ed Sheeran is going to have a very good 2017. After a year long hiatus from the public eye, Sheeran began the year with the massive release of two singles (“Shape of You”, “Castle on the Hill”.) This helped Sheeran become the first

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March 30th, 2017

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Cage The Elephant – Tell Me I’m Pretty

Cage The Elephant – Tell Me I’m Pretty

By: Adam Brockman (@adambrockman7) The very first notes of Cage the Elephant’s Tell Me I’m Pretty are enough to inform any music fan of the past ten years that they’re listening to a Cage the Elephant record. The opening guitar riff of the first track, “Cry Baby,” has the ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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Justin Bieber – Purpose

Justin Bieber – Purpose

By Nick Rice Disclaimer: I would like to start by explaining that this album is a little different from what I am used to listening to. Given that, I did my best to review this album in a way that is unbiased and artistically fair. I enjoyed listening to something that was ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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David Bowie – Blackstar

David Bowie – Blackstar

By: Zach Wilson David Bowie was never a stranger to pushing social and musical norms; unorthodox concepts and instrumentation are omnipresent in his catalog of albums dating back to the 1960’s. Bowie thrived on producing outlandish-yet, widely accessible-material, and ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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The Weeknd – Starboy

The Weeknd – Starboy

By: Unique Boyd If you don’t know who The Weeknd is by now, then it’s safe to say you’ve been living under a rock. Starboy is the third studio album by The Weeknd and may be his biggest yet. The album opens up with the title track, ‘Starboy’ featuring Daft Punk. “Switch up ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

By: Unique Boyd The album opens up with ‘Ultralight Beam’ that gives us that gospel like soundtrack. This song features Chance the Rapper (so it’s an automatic hit), Kirk Franklin. Kelly Price, and The Dream. While West refers to this album as a “Gospel album” it’s far from ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

By: Zach Wilson Radiohead’s 2011 effort King of Limbs was one of the most uninspired albums in Radiohead’s nearly unblemished discography. It was too short and less memorable than most of the group’s other work. While it was still a decent album despite its flaws, it was not

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February 23rd, 2017

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Rihanna – ANTI

Rihanna – ANTI

By: Kirstin Bounds Rihanna is nominated for a total of eight Grammy awards due to her artistic accomplishments in 2016, thanks to ANTI, an album that brought us unforgettable hits like “Work” (feat. Drake), “Needed Me”, and “Love on the Brain”. These three tracks themselves ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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Marrin Morris – Hero

Marrin Morris – Hero

By Kirstin Bounds We heard lyrics from Maren Morris in songs performed by Kelly Clarkson (“Second Wind”) and Tim McGraw (“Last Turn Home”), but the year 2016 brought the singer herself into a brighter light with her debut studio album Hero. Nominated this year for Best ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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