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Album Review

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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Kehlani – Sweet Sexy Savage

Kehlani – Sweet Sexy Savage

By: Riley Naughton I am not one to listen to very much R&B-Hip Hop music compared to the average redbird here at ISU, but wow what an amazing album! Sweet, Sexy, Savage, is incredible. This is Kehlani’s first full length album not including her other EP’s. The title is ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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Weezer – Weezer (The White Album)

Weezer – Weezer (The White Album)

By Nick Rice Weezer, also known as The White Album is Weezer’s 10th studio album, and their fourth self-titled release. First off, I was very excited when I found out that Weezer was going to be releasing another self-titled full length, given that their previous self-titled

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February 23rd, 2017

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Adele – 25

Adele – 25

By: Riley Naughton The third in the Adele trilogy of Albums is 25, if you haven’t heard of this magnificent album have you been living under a rock? In a coma? Frozen for Science? I am sure that most of you know Adele Adkins to be the sappy soul who churns out songs for the ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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Beyonce – Lemonade

Beyonce – Lemonade

By: Matt Jiles (@mattyatthedisco) I’ll start off this review with a bit of a confession. I avoided this album for months. Beyonce’ is no doubt one of the most talented singers of today’s generation, and I enjoy many of her singles. However, Beyonce’s entire persona is so ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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Blink-182 – California

Blink-182 – California

By: Matt Jiles From the opening drum hits on “Cynical,” it is immediately clear that blink-182 wants to be fast again. Fast, fun, and full of energy. With the addition of Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba on guitar, blink-182 is reinvented and reenergized, yet staying true to their

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February 23rd, 2017

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Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book

Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book

By: Zach Wilson This past May, Chance the Rapper’s third mixtape Coloring Book was released to critical acclaim. Despite the name his brand implies, this is perhaps just as much gospel as it is rap. It is a clear departure from his previous effort Acid Rap which leans more ...

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February 23rd, 2017

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Pentatonix – A Pentatonix Christmas

Pentatonix – A Pentatonix Christmas

By: Brian James (@bjamesISU)   It might be just a little early to begin listening to Christmas music, but Pentatonix is breaking the social norms with the release of their third Christmas album, A Pentatonix Christmas. Their last Christmas album, That’s Christmas to Me,

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November 8th, 2016

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Yellowcard – The Last Album

Yellowcard – The Last Album

By Matty Jiles (@mattyplayzbass)   “We went into this record knowing it would be the last, which is why we chose to have Ryan Key and Ryan Mendez produce it. The motivation behind this was to make sure these songs came from a place that was deeply rooted in us. We ...

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November 8th, 2016

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Anderson Paak – Malibu

Anderson Paak – Malibu

By: DJ Griot The distinguish voiced crooner Anderson Paak, who is a rapper, singer and producer from Oxnard, California, latest work is called Malibu, an album that whisks you away in a musicality not heard in a while. An even blend of jazz, hip-hop, and self-discovery. ...

Brian James

April 6th, 2016

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